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Category Archives: The Rich Life

Garage Sale Haul 3

My daughter just hit a growth spurt and grew out of her 18 month clothes. I was looking online for garage sales that were selling girl clothes and came across this one. When I arrived, I found that they were selling high-quality girl clothes for .25-.50 cents each!!! This is one of the BEST deals

9 Tried and True Makeup Techniques + My Own Makeup Routine

When I was in jr. high, I made two very-best-friends: Lisa and Natalie. We loved spending time together. We had many similar interests but enough diversity that added a lot of spontaneity and fun. One thing we all had in common was an interest in makeup. Natalie was the only girl in her family. Lisa had

5 Fun Playdates for Moms of Little Kids

I have a lot of friends with children who are around the same ages (18 months and 3). We love to get together for playdates and chat (or at least try to chat) while letting the children have fun. The following are a some of my favorite places to meet for playdates: 1- Go to the Park. Kids

How to Create a Streamlined Nighttime Routine

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EveryoneSleeps #CollectiveBias Our nighttime routine is pretty simple and streamlined. I understand the evening is not always when my kids and I have a ton of energy, so I try to make going to bed a positive and fun experience. Here’s

Why Those Who Are Truly Rich Serve and Help Others

Service is something from which the wealthiest people, the poorest people, and everyone in between can benefit. The benefits of giving are typically not dependent on quantity, but instead on attitude and frequency. In order to live a truly rich life, we must be generous with our time and resources, give habitually, and serve others regularly. When

51 Must-Read Tips That Make Traveling with Your Preschooler Efficient, Easy, and Fun! Win a trip to Disney World® !

Traveling with small kids is something I’ve been doing regularly for three years. Often I travel with them alone.  There are definitely some great tips that make traveling with two kids under the age of 4 easier, more efficient, and ultimately more fun! Read 51 of them below. Oh! and Don’t miss the Disney World® Trip Giveaway below!

11 Preschool Crafts To Do at Home

Looking for fun preschool age crafts to do at home? Here are some great ones I’ve rounded up. They are simple, inexpensive, and fun for kids ages 2-5. Enjoy. 1. Cute Paper Plate Crab – This cute paper plate crab is suitable for all ages of children to enjoy making. 2. Toilet Paper Roll Cars – Easy and

11 Best Types of Books for Newborn to One Year Olds

I have always loved books and reading. When I was pregnant with my first, I knew reading was something I wanted to start early with my children. I’ve tried to read with my kids every day for 20-30 minutes a day since they were just a few months old. While I may miss a day or

Top 15 Family Board Games For Kids Under 5

Playing board games with my toddlers is so much fun. We usually play one together every few days. They love to make matches, learn to take turns, and learn to share. I’ve found that keeping games in the closet up high helps them to not lose their novelty. I’ve rounded up the top 15 family board

17 Inexpensive Family Vacationing Tips

I love to travel. I know many other people love to get out and vacation as well. Often money is the largest travel-hurdle for a family with kids. Here are 17 ways to save thousands on family vacations. 1. Travel in the off-season. One thing I do is try to plan trips in the off-season. We go to

How to Have the Honeymoon of Your DREAMS on a REALITY Budget

Today I’ve asked travel agent Danielle to write a guest post. She booked my family’s cruise to Alaska and was just awesome at everything she did. She is very communicative and helpful. She changed multiple reservations (there were 28+ of us going) with a smile. She knows her stuff. I’ve asked her to share ideas

Stay-at-Home Mom Career Day Presentation

My sister, Karen Jensen, and I co-wrote a book, Living a Rich Life as a Stay-at-Home Mom: How to Build a Secure Financial Foundation for You and Your Children. She is an amazing mother and SAHM. When she told me that she had done a presentation at her children’s school for Career Day, I asked her to guest post

Vaseline Beauty Hacks

Growing up, my mom seemed to use Vaseline—aka Petroleum Jelly for a ton of different things. It wasn’t until after I moved out of the house and I began trying other products, that I realized not only how inexpensive it is, but how powerfully effective Petroleum Jelly really can be! Although there are probably hundreds of different uses

33 Ideas on How to Get Children to Love Reading

I’ve always wanted to raise children who love to read. I believe that reading and continuing our education are very important habits to develop and cultivate in life. Capabilities, knowledge, and skills are empowering—especially in this day and age. In our book, Living a Rich Life as a Stay-at-Home Mom: How to Build a Secure Financial

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