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10 Must-Take Steps to Keep Your Identity Safe

Recently, my brother in law’s boss called and asked him why he was filing for unemployment. Seeing as how he was at work that day, his boss was perplexed. My brother-in-law hadn’t filed for unemployment. To figure things out, my sister called the state department and found out that his identity had been stolen. She

Lemonade with Simple Syrup Recipe

This amazing lemonade with simple syrup recipe is super easy. It is super easy to make and very delicious. The secret? Use simple syrup (recipe here) and of course use ripe lemons. Directions If you haven’t yet, please make the Simple Syrup (recipe found here), then proceed. 1- Juice ripe lemons (you’ll need about 8 Large lemons

Why Knowing The Difference Between Saving for a Rainy Day vs Living for a Sunny Day Can Change Your Future

Since I can remember, I’ve always been told to ‘save for a rainy day’. In my mind a rainy day is when the water heater breaks and floods the basement, or when we find out about a roof leak and water damage that needs repair, or when the car suddenly dies. These aren’t positive in

Check out ‘EveryDay with Rachel Ray’ April Magazine for Some Money-Saving Tips from Me

A few months ago, Rachel Ray’s office reached out to me and asked if they could feature me as a money-saving expert in their magazine. I did a telephone interview with them and answered a lot of their questions. Then a week ago I got confirmation that it ran in the April edition this month!

Important Steps to Home Ownership

So, you’re ready to make the big leap into home ownership? Good for you. Home ownership can be a great experience and holds a number of tangible and intangible benefits. But first, you need to actually buy that property, which, especially if this is your first home, can feel more than a little complicated. Understanding

Dr. Laura’s Review of Our Book Living a Rich Life as a Stay at Home Mom

Dr. Laura Schlessinger reviewed and endorsed our book on her popular radio talk show today! Karen and I are beyond excited!! I’ve been listening to Dr. Laura ever since I was a little girl and I admit, I teared up when she said the things she did. Dr. Laura is such a champion of stay-at-home

Simple Syrup Recipe

Simple Syrup is used mainly for beverages such as lemonade (recipe here), fruit tea, limeade, virgin Mojitos (recipe here), virgin margaritas (recipe coming soon), etc. Simple syrup is also used as a pre-frosting glaze on cakes (to seal in the moisture) before a cake is frosted. Just make sure to lightly glaze a fairly cool

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

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Recipe

My mom has been making this crockpot/slowcooker cream cheese chicken recipe for years. It is so easy to prepare (it only takes 3 minutes of prep) and is super tasty and delicious! Once you try this recipe out, you’ll want to make it again. Simply place your frozen chicken on the bottom of the crockpot

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

Easy Fruit Frappe Recipe

My grandma has been making this fruit frappe for special occasions ever since I can remember. Everyone in our extended family (over 50 people) love it. She usually makes it for baby showers, baby blessings, birthday parties, etc. Honestly, I never knew how easy it was to make until I asked her if I could

The One Year Week-by-Week Family Emergency Plan

It is crucial for peace of mind and financial stability to be ready for natural disasters, economic downturns, or emergencies. If you want to put food and supplies aside for such a time but are just too busy or can’t afford it all at once, don’t worry.This course will make getting your family prepared for

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