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How to Save Money on Cat Care

I am delighted to be one of twenty bloggers featured in Arm & Hammer’s Switch & Save Challenge. During the next five months, I’ll be testing several Arm & Hammer products and sharing my experiences with you. We all know that children are expensive, but who would ever have thought that pets would cost almost as much? Mine surely do. They’re members of the family, though, and their expenses are not going away. Between specialty dry food (because one of my cats gets recurrent UTIs), specialty canned food (because my cats have stuck-up palettes), flea and tick treatments (because they … Read more

Arm & Hammer’s Double Duty Clumping Cat Litter and My Stinky Cats

I am delighted to be one of twenty bloggers featured in Arm & Hammer’s Switch & Save Challenge. During the next five months, I’ll be testing several Arm & Hammer products and sharing my experiences with you. For me, a home isn’t a home without pets. We have 4 cats, 1 turtle, 2 goldfish, and 7 5 4 3 hermit crabs. Like the people who live here, each of our cats has a unique personality. Zeus is a big baby, wanting to sit on my lap and knead me whenever I’ll let him. Molly is simultaneously antisocial and wanting to … Read more

Tips for Tooth Brushing For Kids

I am delighted to be one of twenty bloggers featured in Arm & Hammer’s Switch & Save Challenge. During the next five months, I’ll be testing several Arm & Hammer products and sharing my experiences with you. After I posted my plea for toothbrushing help, dozens of readers emailed or commented with tips for convincing Grace to cooperate in the tooth brushing process. And we discovered that she has a cavity. She is going to have to go to the dentist and have work done. This fact is a source of anxiety for several of the members in my household. … Read more

Preventing Expensive Trips to the Dentist

I am delighted to be one of twenty bloggers featured in Arm & Hammer’s Switch & Save Challenge. During the next five months, I’ll be testing several Arm & Hammer products and sharing my experiences with you. One of the factors that complicated my transition from full time working mom to stay home at home mom was healthcare. I had a great benefits package as a public school teacher, and Joe had significantly fewer (and more expensive) benefits. I did choose to stay home with my children, but that meant giving up our dental insurance. We have to pay out … Read more

My New Toothbrush Featuring Arm & Hammer Spinbrush

I am delighted to be one of twenty bloggers featured in Arm & Hammer’s Switch & Save Challenge. During the next five months, I’ll be testing several Arm & Hammer products and sharing my experiences with you. Jenn, the hygienist at my dentist’s office, has been telling me for years that I need a different toothbrush. I don’t have terrific teeth to begin with. The enamel is soft, and I’m prone to cavities. Apparently, using a manual toothbrush doesn’t help matters at all. I guess you really didn’t need to know that. Anyway, Jenn keeps telling me that a battery-powered … Read more