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Become a Financial Pro by Reading This Book

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

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!

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

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

  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

Toddler Education and Activity Inspired Easter Basket

This year’s Easter Basket cost a little more than I usually spend, but since they are all items I was needing/wanting to purchase anyway, I decided to get them for Easter—and as the old saying goes, “kill a few birds with one stone”. Basket Contents I bought this blue basket at a thrift store for

Best-Rated Affordable Kid Gifts on Amazon for Under $10.00!

Sometimes I need ideas of what to buy my kids (or their friends) for Easter, Birthdays parties, Christmas, etc. I like to buy high quality items that are parent-and-kid-tested. I also want them to be affordable. I’ve spent quite a few hours searching Amazon for high quality gift items under $10.00. Most gifts are available

9 Ways to More Easily Afford NEW Baby and Toddler Clothes

I have written about many different ways to save on used baby and toddler clothes. My detailed posts on how to snag used clothing items at thrift stores, consignment shops, garage sales, hand-me-downs, purchasing ‘clothing lots’ on your local classifieds, etc. have been well read. But what about ways to save on NEW toddler and

Tools and Supplies to Have on Hand If Your Baby Gets RSV

If your baby has a raspy cough, has a temp (even low grade), and/or is struggling to breath, it is better to play it safe than sorry. Take them in to the doctor, instacare, or ER. I’m not a medical professional. I’m just sharing what I learned when our baby contracted RSV. Things you’ll want

Championing Motherhood Community

Do you talk to your best friend about credit card debt? Do you post about your never ending bills on Facebook? Do you have anyone to talk to about how the paycheck never seems to cover everything? Who do you go to when you and your husband argue (esp. about money)? At girl’s night out

21 Must-Cherish Memories for Parents of Babies

Having a baby is both difficult and rewarding:  recovering from labor can be extremely difficult; adjusting to a newborn’s schedule seems nearly impossible; and I’m the first to admit that cleaning up from blow outs and constantly trimming microscopic fingernails isn’t the funnest. However, experiencing the joy of a baby sure outweighs the negative aspects. After having my

How to ‘Kid-Proof’ an App (like Netflix) on an iPhone or iPad

As a parent, there are just times when you need your child to sit quietly. We recently experienced one.  I was leaving to go to a funeral and our babysitter cancelled due to the flu. Her cancelling meant that my wild toddler and newborn and I were going to a funeral together—gulp. As expected, we

How to Teach a Toddler Their Colors (37 Creative Activities!)

  Children learn their colors between 20 months-3 1/2 years of age. Doing some of the following 35 activities will help facilitate their learning. Playing with colored blocks. Color with crayons, colored pencils, etc. Go on a treasure hunt! Using paper lunch bags with colors on the front go collect colored toys together.   Tutorial

How to Make Money Selling Spark Naturals Essential Oils

Today’s Money-Making SAHM is a good friend of our family, Rebekah George. Rebekah is very well versed in holistic and natural remedies. She decided to become an affiliate for Spark Naturals because their quality of oils is very high, yet the prices are more reasonable than other competitors. She shares more information in the interview

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