Welcome to The Broke Mom’s Guide to Everything! I’m a busy working mom who lives on a shoe string in order to pay off massive debts and still have money for the finer things in life. Here are some tips and tricks I use to save. From penny pinching to DIY projects and recipes that help me to save and live more naturally. Stay awhile and check back often!
OZ Naturals Review
By: Elissha Park October 11th, 2014
OZ Naturals has some of the leading products on the market for skin care, so I was pretty happy when they reached out to me to try some of their products for a review. To begin, I have terrible skin. Read more…
Travel Pony Mobile App Review
By: Elissha Park October 7th, 2014
TravelPony’s Mobile App is here and it delivers amazing hotel deals to your phone every day; It’s the perfect app if you are like me and always looking for deals on a quickie weekend trip. The app delivers “one deal, per city, per day” directly to your phone. The cities are all over the world from Atlanta to San Francisco and Bangkok to London. All four corners of the world are covered. Read more…
Pipes in the Valley 2014 Celtic Music Festival
By: Elissha Park September 29th, 2014
I don’t usually review individual events, but I was so blown away by this year’s Pipes in the Valley Celtic Music Festival I decided to break from tradition. We went last year and had a Read more…
How to Sell Your Old Kid’s Stuff
By: Elissha Park September 28th, 2014
I will start this out by being completely blunt; it is really hard to sell your old kids stuff. Most of the stuff I had accumulated had come from well-wishers who had basically given all their boys stuff to us anyway. I started selling a few months back. Read more…
South Yarmouth, MA…with Kids!
By: Elissha Park
My obsession with “The Cape” has officially begun. After close to three years in New England we decided to spend a weekend there. We headed up to South Yarmouth for Labor Day weekend this year. I was dying to spend a few days at the beach, and I really wanted to be right on the water. Read more…
Looking for Cheap Hotels? Travel Pony is Here!
By: Elissha Park, August 27th, 2014
Travel Pony is the fastest growing travel site out there. Why is it growing so fast? It’s because they choose to not spend billions of dollars on advertising and share all those savings with its customers. When Travel Pony reached out to me to review their services I was of course ecstatic Read more…
Graham and Brown “Frames” Wall-Paper Review
By: Elissha Park, August 18th, 2014
I was thrilled to be offered a couple rolls of Graham and Brown’s, “Frames” Wallpaper. My son’s room is a little drab and I loved the idea of doing one wall in wallpaper. Not going to lie, it’s a bit of a process to put it up, Read more…
Savin Rock Beach, West Haven, CT…with Kids!
By: Elissha Park, August, 6th, 2014
This is a fabulous beach with a lot to do nearby. I took the opportunity to go when my parents visited recently, mainly because my co-workers had told me that Jimmy’s of Savin Rock was a great sea-side restaurant. So per usual we cruised in a little earlier Read more…
How My Mother’s Day Massage Became a Chore…
By: Elissha Park, August 4th,2014
After being pretty self-conscious of my body my entire life I have pretty much settled into a tired acceptance of it. I am pretty happy that I have to wear a uniform to work, because I don’t have to think about Read more…
Household Uses for Tea Tree Oil
By: Elissha Park, August 1st, 2014
Tree Tea Oil, extracted from the melaleuca plant is a native plant in Australia and New Zealand. The native aborigines of Australia have been using it in their medications for centuries. It was in the 1920’s when a researcher discovered it’s anti-microbial properties. Read more…
Work/Life Balance Anyone?
By: Elissha Park, July 29th, 2014
One of the things I completely loathe in the blogging world is when someone writes out their typical daily schedule. They do this in order to show how exhausting/busy/hectic their days are. I don’t care about your schedule Read more…
Cheesy Grits with Broccoli Casserole
By: Elissha Park, July 25, 2014
I’ve had a big bag of grits in my pantry since Christmas. Being that it was the end of the week and we were short on food, I decided to try a new recipe for dinner. Despite the heat, Read more…
Killarney National Park, Ireland…with Kids!
By: Elissha Park, July 23rd, 2014
Killarney National Park is best seen over a few days. There is a ton to do in the park as well as in the towns of Killarney and Kenmare, located on either side of it. If you are staying in Killarney be forewarned, it will be crowded. Killarney has been a tourist town since Victorian times. Read more…
Day 2:The Ring of Kerry, Ireland…with Kids!
By: Elissha Park July 18th, 2014
So after our first beautiful day on the Ring, we were bound to have rain the next day. I can take it in stride as some places really are meant to be seen in the rain, it. As I mentioned in my first post on the Ring. Read more…