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Category Archives: The Rich Life

My Favorite Recipe to Teach Children How to Use Kitchen Tools

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Today I’m over at MyMommyStyle.com sharing my favorite recipe that teaches kids how to use kitchen tools. Check it out here.  

17 Ways to Save Big on Your Engagement and Wedding Rings

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There are a ton of ways to save money on a wedding/engagement ring. Here are 17… 1- The way you’ll save the absolute most and score the best deal is kind of tricky because you both have to know you are getting married and both have to be on board with it is to buy

Homemade Diaper Rash Cream for Really Bad Rashes

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  Both of my kids have really bad diaper rashes right now. When Desitin wasn’t working for my son a few months back and he had an extremely bad rash I looked all over online. I read multiple forums of people who had been told by their pediatrician to use the following formula. After reading

The Harsh and Unforgiving Observation Point of My Son’s Alaskan Animals

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My son has an amazing imagination. Today he was playing with his Alaskan animals that we bought him as a souvenir when we went on our Alaskan cruise. He was making the eagle fly, the orca and seal swim, and the bears, lynx, wolf, and moose run around. I love watching him make toys come

The Top 5 Tips for Parenting An Introverted Child To Bring Out The Best In Him/Her

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A child who is not outgoing and who does not seem to be keen on making friends can be a source of concern for his or her parents. Some parents react by labeling this sort of behavior as abnormal. This vocal labeling can alienate their child and even push them into depression. It is perfectly

The Sad Plight of Painter Rabbit and Understudy Duckling

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Quilted Northern for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m a big fan of dry humor, sarcastic humor, and witty humor (as long as I can understand it). Basically, I like to laugh at clean jokes. When I saw Quilted Northern’s new short TV

How to Keep Your Baby Cool in Their Rear-Facing Car Seat

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UPDATE- I have received both criticism and praise for this project on social media. I just have to say that the vent is made of a tin foil type substance that is very thin and light weight. I truly believe it poses no threat to my baby—even if we were to get in an accident

How to Get 30-50% off Thrift-Store-Priced Clothing

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My daughter just went through a MAJOR growth spurt. She went from a size 3 months to size 6 months being snug, so really from size 3 months to 9 months and from a size 2 diaper to size 4 in just a few weeks. Although I have tons of 9 month pants, shorts, skirts,

Top 5 Pregnancy Exercise Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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It’s amazing how being pregnant changes almost every aspect of your life—almost immediately. Where you’d once sit down to make detailed life plans for you and your partner, you now incorporate a little third person in the planning too. The news of your baby’s arrival impacts everything, from your thoughts to your actions. You religiously

Become a Financial Pro by Reading This Book

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Want to become a financial pro and teach your kids to be fiscally responsible? It really isn’t that hard. My sister and I wrote this VERY easy-to-read book that will help you build a secure financial foundation for you and your kids. So far it has 5 stars out of 51 Amazon reviews and has

Save Money on Huggies

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Our five month old baby girl Aurora (nickname Bubblegum) has grown sooo fast. She went from a size 2 Huggies® Little Snugglers Plus to a size 4 Huggies® Little Movers Plus in just a few weeks. She is just such a happy, smiling, and easy going baby. I wish she would stay this age forever—truly she

The Pros and Cons of Breastfeeding-For Women Only!

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When I was pregnant with my first, I was excited to breastfeed. My mother breastfed her five babies. My sister and sister-in-law breastfed theirs. I was an avid researcher and read up on the benefits of nursing (which were everywhere online). I was expecting a beautiful nursing experience. After all, 99% of what I read

How to Increase Efficiency and Decrease Stress While Mothering

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As mothers we have a lot going on. Taking care of our homes, families, cooking, taking care of finances, shopping, and the list seems to go on and on. With my first child, I was able to find extra time to do things, and efficiency didn’t really matter. When I had my second, I did not have that

Teething Inspired Easter Basket

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  Part of living a rich life on any income is being frugal. One way to be frugal is to dual-purpose gifts or as the old saying goes—’kill two birds with one stone.’ Our daughter is beginning to teethe, so for Easter I made her a teething inspired basket. This covers both the want to

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