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To Those Who Are Always Wanting to Buy More

Growing up I read a kid’s book called, “When You Give a Mouse a Cookie”. In it a mouse asks its owner for a cookie. The owner complied. Then the mouse wanted a glass of milk to accompany the cookie. Next, he wants a napkin. That doesn’t sound too ridiculous yet now does it? But

9 Advantages of Starting Your Own Business

Coming from a very long line of entrepreneurs I’ve always had the desire to start and own my own business. When I became a SAHM of one baby I had more time. I decided to start two businesses. One was a compost business with some family who were wanting to start it together. The other

How to Install an Inground Trampoline

Ever since I was a kid I’ve loved inground trampolines. We had them at my grandparent’s house and at their cabin. They were so easy to run on and off of, take turns on, and were super convenient for us as kids. When I was a teenager, we had an above-ground trampoline at our house. I

How to Get Stains out of Clothes, Even after They Have Been Dried—without Scrubbing

My daughter has been teething like nobody’s business! It is so bad, slobber even goes through her bibs. Non-stop slobber + staining formula is a recipe for horrendous looking neck-stained-onesies. She just grew into size 6 onesies (of which I have about 15). So when they all turned out looking like this picture I wasn’t

Top 5 Pregnancy Exercise Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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

The Best Slow Cooker Fajita Recipe

Recently, I’ve experimented making slow cooker/crockpot fajitas. The first time was not so great. I put the onion and peppers in too soon and they got too soft. This resulted in a soup-like consistency. The second time they turned out perfect! I made them for Cinco de Mayo for my family who all said they

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

My Mom’s Strawberry Dream Cake

It’s Mother’s Day this weekend and I couldn’t help but think of this cake. My mom has been making this Strawberry Dream Cake for over 40 years. As a little girl I would help her make it. It was my favorite request for my birthday. My extended family has come to love it as well.

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 Best Mexican Meal—Your Family Is Sure to Love

I love Mexican food, the authentic stuff and the American-Mexican as well. Today we are having a little get together and since it is Cinco de Mayo, we will be having a Mexican meal. My daughter (5 months old) has an authentic dress that my mom just bought her on their recent cruise to Mexico. 

How to Make Money Through Quilting and Embroidery

Today’s Money-Making Stay-at-Home Mom is my friend Stephanie Collins. She is an amazing quilter and embroidery expert. She began her business as a hobby but it quickly turned into a business/income-generating opportunity as her work is beautiful, and word of mouth continues to bring her orders! Stephanie shares her experience with you on how to

A Surprising Website Where You Can Get Great Coupons and Offers for Free

I’ve been using Groupon.com for years. I usually buy Groupon for services I need, gifts, travel, and clothes. Recently I found out that they have a free coupon database on their website called Groupon Coupons! Groupon Coupons is a service on the main Groupon website that: Offers more than 55,000 online and in-store coupons from

Chicken Fiesta Nachos Recipe

Hey Live Like You Are Rich readers! Kristin from Ro*Tel here. I am excited to be writing for Anita today! Let me tell you a little about myself… I live in the Windy City, a.k.a. Chicago, with my Bichon Frise, Joey. When you live in a city full of hustle and bustle, you can never

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

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