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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

Babies Don’t Keep Cross Stitch

When my mom was pregnant with me, she read the poem/song called, “Song For a Fifth Child” and was very touched by it. She made a cross stitch of the last verse now known as “Babies Don’t Keep,” while pregnant with her fifth child (my little sister). She framed and hung it in our house near

Bubblegum’s First Birthday Party

My daughter Aurora is nicknamed Bubblegum (just for now, because she is so squishy and bubbly). She is so happy, sweet, kind, and a total momma’s girl. She loves her older brother and playing with his toys. She just turned one and I wanted to share her birthday party here on my blog. We held

Top 15 Posts in 2015

2015 was my second full year of blogging (my first post was November 2013). It has been an amazing year! I want to highlight a few things that have happened on the blog and the Top 15 posts of 2015. LiveLikeYouAreRich.com has almost 5 million unique visitors, 6 million sessions and 11,300,000 page views in 2015. I

All Natural Remedies for Common Breastfeeding Issues

I’ve made it no secret that I struggled to breastfeed both of my babies. I had difficulty because I experienced a variety of ailments and issues. Here are some common breastfeeding issues many women experience and the all-natural remedies I have found that help. Cracked or blistered nipples. Wearing nipple shields (so the nipple can air out

DIY Deluxe Pedicure Gift Box

I’m of European decent. I call myself a ‘European mutt.’ Included in my family tree are ancestors who are German, Swiss, Dutch, Danish, English, Swedish, and Irish. Thus, the desert dry-hot and desert dry-cold weather does nothing but dry out and damage my skin. It seems like no matter what I do, my feet are always

How to Create a Memorable & Cherished Christmas for Children

Creating a memorable and cherished Christmas for your children doesn’t have to be overly expensive or complex. To prove this point, just take a minute and think back on when you were a child. What do you remember and cherish most about Christmas? As I did this, three main things game to mind: 1- Helping and

“Fourth Trimester” Secrets: Your Body After Childbirth

  After childbirth, the physical changes, feelings of discomfort, and emotions experienced during pregnancy and labor don’t just mysteriously reset in an instant. There are major shifts that occur as the body fights to heal and recover. At the same time, if you breastfeed, your body is also working hard to make and regulate the

9 Steps to Take Before Conceiving

There are many things to do and consider before trying to conceive. When we were thinking about trying to concieve our first (who is now almost three) I asked my sister, friends, etc. what they recommended. Doing what they suggested made for a better pregnancy and experience. I now have two children and have learned a few other

10 Amazing Birth Stories

I love to read birth stories. Many are very beautiful, emotional, and inspiring. I have learned a lot from different unique experiences I’ve read or heard about. Reading through birth stories (especially if you are pregnant with your first) can help you prepare for the birth of your baby. Hearing about a variety of labor experiences helps

Cricut Explore Air Giveaway

Honestly I love the things that Cricut can do. I just got one and I’m in love. I have a few projects I’m making and they are easier, so much faster, and much less expensive because of the Cricut. There are just so many things to create with a Cricut Explore electronic cutting machine.  You

Homemade Diaper Rash Cream Recipes

My son responds really well to Desitin for his diaper rashes. My daughter does not. It’s been a struggle finding something that works for her as well as Desitin works for my son. Through this experience, I’ve learned that little ones respond differently to diaper rash creams. They are not a “one works for all” type

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