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Category Archives: The Rich Life

Should I Have a Second Child? 7 Reasons Why Two Kids Are Better Than One

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PG. The opinions and text are all mine.   My friends are just about to welcome their second baby. The first was quite an adjustment for them (as it usually is for most). They are a little nervous and apprehensive that this second one

5 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Communicate with Your Spouse About Money—Without Having to Talk

The following 5 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Communicate with Your Spouse About Money—Without Having to Talk have helped my husband and I be in the ‘know’ of what’s going on with our finances without actually having to broach the topic in a conversation.  Communicating with a spouse about money is sometimes tough. More often than

2017 Halloween Costume Reveal + 5 Fun Halloween Activity Spots for Kids in Utah & Salt Lake Counties

I wanted to share with you our 2017 Halloween Costume Reveal + 5 Fun Halloween Activity Spots for Kids in Utah and Salt Lake Counties Halloween was so fun this year. Kids this age (just about 3 and 5) are so so fun during holidays. They are old enough to realize that they are doing

How to Teach Your Toddlers to Work, Earn Money, and Become Frugal

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Children thrive in environments where they learn to help, have skills to do things, and feel like they contribute. Children should be taught the concept of earning something through work at a young age. I have been learning by experience how to teach toddlers to work, earn money, and become frugal. My daughter, Aurora, is

How to Cut Watermelon Smart

Everyone in my family loves watermelon! We are constantly eating it in the spring and summer time. Although I don’t love the drippy mess all over the kitchen floors, clothes, and faces, watermelon is totally worth it. In an effort to cut down on the mess and make eating watermelon a bit easier on us, I

Dating Post Divorce

I’ve held off on writing about my dating post divorce experiences because I wasn’t sure how to. I am now married again to a wonderful man and together we are working through another phase of life: blending families. I’m ready to share my experiences. I thought many of these tips that I found extremely useful

7 Natural Remedies For Swollen Feet During Pregnancy

There are many things that you will have to endure as you prepare to welcome your bundle of joy into this world. One of the most common pregnancy ailments is that of having swollen feet or what experts refer to as edema. Although normal swelling of the feet does not pose any significant danger to you or

7 Extremely Effective Ways to Save Money Booking a Disney Cruise

Today, I welcome my friend and Disney Travel Expert Danielle who shares 7 extremely effective ways to save money booking a Disney Cruise below.        The phrases “Disney Cruise” and “saving money” don’t typically go together! As a seasoned Disney cruiser (I’ve done 7) and as a busy, active travel agent I have

9 Easy Ways to Teach and Practice Praying with Your Children

Growing up I really loved how my parents included us in prayers and taught us how to pray. It taught me gratitude (we always said thanks for what we had), it taught me humility (to ask for help and strength), and most importantly, it taught me that I was never alone (I knew there was

Why Artificial Colors Could Be Making Your and Your Kids’ Lives Miserable

My family and I just got home from the local ice cream shop for a family activity on a Saturday night. My boys and I chose flavors like strawberry cheesecake, rainbow sherbet, superman, and birthday cake. Not my daughter. Her choices were extremely limited. She ended up with caramel. Not because caramel is her favorite

Mom Stress: 15 Extremely Effective Ways to Deal

Recent studies show that chronic stress can lead to serious physical conditions such as stroke, hypertension and heart failure. That’s why it’s more important than ever to learn how to manage stress levels to live a healthier and longer life. However, when it comes to household and family-related stress, it can seem like there is

Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not)

I had the book Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) by Beth Kobliner show up on my doorstep the other day. I sat down in my living room and began to read through it. As an author of a financial book myself, I was excited to read another money guide for parents

An Honest Review of the Owlet Baby Monitor

I have been fascinated by the Owlet sma rt sock for a very long time. It is designed to notify you if your baby’s oxygen levels or heart rate fall out of  a preset range. I’ve heard mainly positive things and a few negative things about it. I asked my friend to use it for months and give

#LIGHTtheWORLD Day 3: Jesus Helped Others to See and So Can You

I am so excited about the Christmas 2016 #LIGHTtheWORLD campaign. I joined and will be given 25 ways/ideas over the course of the next 25 days to try to be more like Jesus Christ.  Each day there is a challenge to do something that Christ did in his life: feed the hungry, visit the sick, honor parents, etc. It

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