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How to Protect Your Kids from the Sun While Enjoying the Great Outdoors

We love to be outside, hike, bike, play in the yard, at the play ground, go boating, and camp. We recently had our backyard remodeled. We put in an in-ground trampoline, re-sod the lawn, put in a small sand box area, installed a new fence/gate, and I’m working on new patio furniture. My kids’ friends

My Favorite Recipe to Teach Children How to Use Kitchen Tools

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

Homemade Diaper Rash Cream for Really Bad Rashes

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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