Amazon’s Prime Day begins on July 15th and continues for the next 48 hours. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may be familiar with some of the products below. In fact, I wasn’t planning on writing this post until I realized how many of my favorite things made it to Prime Day.
What if I told you that you can shop on Amazon and find the latest and most popular electronic devices at a huge discount?
Here’s how . . . Buy Certified Refurbished Products on Amazon
My Top Picks:
I compiled this list based on two factors: (1) Reviews (2) Savings. The following products receive excellent reviews on Amazon and also provide you with substantial savings.
I can’t believe it’s already time to announce the third book selection for our Virtual Book Club: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. The book is 320 pages. Note: As an Amazon associate, I may receive a small fee if you make a purchase through one of my links. I first learned about this book prior to its release in February and immediately decided that it
I’m excited to announce our second My Purse Strings Virtual Book Club selection, the novel Moloka’i by Alan Brennert. (Note, there are several books with this title so make sure you get the right one). Last month, we read Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. The book is 405 pages. Note: As an Amazon associate, I may receive a small fee if you make a purchase
Do you remember when Sundays were a day to sleep late, meet friends for leisurely Bloody Mary brunches, followed by a yoga class? Well, snap out of it. Those days are long gone.
Moving to the burbs morphed me into a soccer mom, a world I knew nothing about. It should be no surprise that I showed up at the first practice completely unprepared.
Here is the checklist I wish someone had shared with me:
As much as I personally rely on technology (and you can see from my blog posts that I absolutely do), I also sometimes long for the days of answering machines, CDs, and encyclopedias.
Technology creates a demand for instant gratification: we must know the answers to our questions now, you must respond to my text or email now. We cannot just sit and wait idly by. I think back to middle school when I conducted research in the library, searching through book upon book, photocopying documents and even using the time-sucking microfiche, and wonder how our children would manage. For instance, if I tell my 1st grader son that I emailed a friend’s mom to set up a play date and I don’t hear back immediately, he will ask, did you text her? If he asks me an impossibly hard question to answer and I am unsure of the answer, he inevitably asks, can you look it up online?
Is it a surprise he acts this way? When I watch a movie and an actor looks familiar but I cannot place him, I pause, read his IMDB profile, and continue the movie, content in my newfound knowledge. When I have a mundane question for a friend, I do wait until I see her next time; no, I immediately text her, expecting a response within minutes. If she cannot respond at that exact moment, I know I will receive a follow-up text explaining her delay (“Sorry, I didn’t see this earlier, we went to the movies).
This is the world in which my children will grow up.