Christine Ryan Jyoti


Christine Ryan Jyoti is a Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer. After more than half a decade specializing in non-profit communications in New York and D.C., she left the daily grind to chase after her two young children. She doesn’t have any pets, struggles to find the time to floss her teeth and longs for the freedom to travel. When she’s not feeding, disciplining or snuggling her “spirited” offspring, she sporadically writes about her chaotic life at 24-7 Mommy.

Posts by Christine Ryan Jyoti

4 Ways to Make a Better To-Do List

Experts weigh in on the best way to not just make a list, but actually get it done. More

Should You Take the Kids on Vacation?

Pick up some money-saving tricks from these five families who vacation with (and without!) their kids. More

Real Moms, Real Work-Life Balance: What It Looks Like

From making breakfast to juggling meetings, five working moms share their secrets. More

Should You Pay for Private School?

What are the differences between the private and public school systems? And is private really worth the price tag? More

What’s the Real Cost of Your Smartphone?

It costs us a mint, and may be affecting our health, our relationships—even our children’s safety. More

Insider Tips: The Best Loyalty Programs for Your Buck

The average American belongs to 18 rewards programs, but which ones make it worth the added weight on your key chain? More

Kids Hate Spring Cleaning? One Mom’s Time-Tested Tricks

I hope spring cleaning together teaches my children some key life lessons: responsibility, frugality, hard work. More

Do You Need to Pay for Preschool?

So many of us pay the asking price, but is that cost really necessary? Is preschool really all that important? More

How Real Kids Save: Meet the 6-Year-Old Who Socked Away $2,400

We spoke with savers-in-training and their parents for a peek at how kids of all ages are learning to save. More

The Most Surprising Childhood Expense at Every Age

Think having a kid is costly today? Real parents share the expenses that have surprised them at every stage. More