Karen Puleski is an almost 40 married, mom of 3, Kappa Delta Alumnae, Florida Gators fan, and the face behind the popular online publications, Practical Frugality, When Is Dinner, and Common Centsability. Her family is active in the New England Community (Greater Boston Area), she is her kids full time taxi driver to 2 different schools and an array of sports activities.

Her oldest son, almost 13, is on the Autism Spectrum, with other special needs as well, and he is active in Special Olympics and runs Cross Country. He has fallen in love with the Boston Red Sox and all things baseball.Her middle son dreams of playing for the Chicago Bears, Miami Heat, Boston Bruins, and New England Revoltion after graduating from MIT – He’s 11. The youngest, at age 9, has ADHD, and also wants to play for the Chicago Bears when he grows up, or play in the PGA. Her kids missed the memo that the Green Bay Packers are clearly the superior team 🙂 We are all avid readers and enjoy playing games (outdoors, board games, and video games), watching movies, and television shows together.

The slow cooker is her BFF, she is a master multi-tasker, logistics coordinator, and frugal deal shopaholic. She does have THREE almost teenage boys to feed on a budget, and requires frequent fuel fill ups for Dora, the Explorer – probably soon to be Mini Van. You’ll usually find her armed a can of Lysol, bottle of Febreeze, Cooler of snacks/drinks, First Aid Kit (with Benadryl and Epi Pen for bizarre allergies she has to pretty much everything outdoors), Sports Chairs and Blankets. Mrs. Puleski has professional experience in working in the Finance Industry before she was needed Full Time in the home, and currently works closely with clients on brand ambassadorships, client outreach services, content creation and creative social media advertising exposure.

If you have any questions, comments, or are interested in my hosting a review, giveaway, or advertising here, you are welcome to EMAIL ME. Please be patient if it takes a bit for me to respond. I am always in the process of adjusting to an updated schedule as the kids sports seasons revolve. Being mom is my priority during this season of life, and I only have about 3-4 hours per day to dedicate to my online communities or grab a nap. Sometimes the nap wins 🙂

MEET JESSICA: Jessica is Karen’s first cousin, and contributes to this site. She is happily married, has a Marketing Degree, and is currently staying at home raising her three young children (ages newborn, 2, and 4), and some chickens. She enjoys green and natural living, making her own baby food, cloth diapering, and saving money.

MEET BILLY: Billy is Karen’s uncle and he loves movies, reading, exploring restaurants and life in Memphis. He goes to see just about every movie released in theaters, and shares his opinion with all of us on Facebook, so it makes sense to have him share them here too 🙂 He’s a little OCD about cleanliness, and he wants to make sure we all remember to take and use antibacterial cleaning wipes on 3D Glasses at the theater. For example, a recent exchange said, ” So I caved and saw Gravity. I say go. And drop off the extra $5 for the 3D, but remember your disinfectant wipes. (yes, I really did)” After a few replies from doubters’ “those glasses go on and off how many people’s faces? and you expect some sixteen year old making minimum wage to be all that bothered with cleaning them?” So, let’s all make him happy and CLEAN our 3D Glasses 🙂