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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

Toddler Education and Activity Inspired Easter Basket

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!)

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  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

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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

How to Save Money on Pregnancy-Related Medical Bills

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There are some awesome ways to save money on medical bills during pregnancy, labor, and post partum. Some I found after searching for hours online and talking to insurance representatives for my first pregnancy. And a few I didn’t find until my second pregnancy and really wished I had known about them for my first!

How to Discipline Children Constructively Using The “Rewind System”

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I have a very strong-willed two year old. As a result, he is often in time out. I’ve been looking for better ways to discipline him. I was told about a constructive yet fun technique from an acquaintance, Doree. I am so excited about it. Doree told me that a few years ago her oldest

Unique Gender Reveal

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I love seeing how others reveal the gender of their soon-to-be son/daughter to their spouse, friends and families. Recently, I realized that I hadn’t shared our gender reveal. So here it is. I went to FetalStudio at the South Towne Center Mall in Sandy, UT. The earliest they will try a pregnancy gender verification is

The Best Way to Teach Your Children about Money

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Hello readers of Anita’s blog. We are Paul & Camille Walker from www.kidsfamilyfinance.com and honored to guest post today. Over at KidsFamilyFinance we are a niche blog that is all about teaching kids about money. One question we have asked ourselves (and heard many others ask as well) is why do kids learn so much

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