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You is Kind, You is Smart, You is Important -Free Printable

I love the book and the movie The Help. If you haven’t seen it yet I highly recommend it. In the book and movie the maid, Aibileen Clark, tells the little toddler girl she nannys, Mae Mobley, “You is kind, You is smart, You is important.” The reason why I LOVE these three words is

The Best Lasagna

My mom has been making this lasagna for over 30 years. Every time she or anyone in our family makes it, everyone who tastes it says that it is, ‘the BEST lasagna’ they have tried. Then they usually ask for the recipe which we also give them (we don’t do secret recipes in our family).

Five Reasons Why You Should Be Proud of a Messy House

Before I got pregnant cleaning was pretty easy. I usually kept a clean house and enjoyed  having it that way. During my fourth through nine months I had PGP (you can read about it here) and cleaning became very difficult. Yet, I still managed it for the most part. Then came the newborn stage and,

This Unique Pocket-Sized Device Will Help Protect You and Your Children From Theft, Abductions, Animal Attacks, and Rape

Once in a while I’m reminded of how scary the world can be. The other day my 24-year-old beautiful blonde sister unknowingly went to a very scary part of town in L.A. She was supposed to be meeting family who were from out of town. Nobody realized how dangerous the neighborhood that they agreed to

11 Pregnancy Tips that Will Save You Thousands

Pregnancy is such a crazy time for most of us women. We are so excited, yet often feel sick or in pain. It’s so fun to imagine our little one, who he/she is, and what they will look and act like. Yet, its unnerving thinking about costs that will be incurred for the prenatal, labor, and postpartum

9 Ways to Prepare Your Family for Catastrophes, Natural Disasters, Income Loss, and Economic Depressions.

Photo courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration. I just got off the phone with my grandpa. He is a very humble and kind man, the type of man everyone just loves to sit and chat with for hours. He has a great sense of humor and loves to tell me stories. Today one

How to Coupon at Walmart

In many aspects Walmart is the least expensive place to get groceries and other goods. However, sometimes shopping sales with coupons at other stores is actually cheaper. The way to get the best deals is to learn how to coupon at Walmart. Using these 7 ways to save/coupon at Walmart you can usually have the least

Credit Cards- When to Use Them and When to Absolutely Not Use Them

Today I received a question from reader Dani. It inspired me to write this article: Credit Cards- When to Use Them and When to Absolutely Not Use Them She asks, I’m reading that book that lots of people recommend… the Dave Ramsey one. It suggests getting rid of credit cards all together. We have credit cards,

9 Ways to Get a Degree Without Going into Debt

I graduated with my bachelor’s degree at age 20 with zero debt. I didn’t have the help of any grants or scholarships. My parents stressed that us kids needed to work for and pay for every penny of our educations. Further, they made too much for us to get any kind of assistance. Thus, I

How to Get High-Value Gift Certificates on: Restaurants, Travel, Services, Goods, and More for FREE!

As many of you know, I love to find great deals! But good deals on more expensive items and services such as: travels, house cleaning, restaurants, entertainment, etc. are hard to find. When I found about about yourFREEtree I was pretty excited. It’s got a huge database of coupon/gift certificates for goods, services, and even

How To Help Your Child Conquer Their Fear of Dogs

 Guest post by Karen Jensen, my sister and co-author of our book Living a Rich Life as a Stay-at-Home Mom: How to Build a Successful Financial Foundation for You and Your Children. My son was terrified of dogs. I mean the blood curdling scream kind of terrified, when a dog the size of a cat

5 Steps to STOP the Bullying in its Tracks

You may wonder what a mom of a toddler knows about bullying. Well, I’ve been the victim of bullying and I’ve also been the bully. I’ve learned about both sides. So I thought I’d share with you these 5 steps to stop the bullying in its tracks Just as the anti-drug campaigns in school have

I’m Giving Away $4,500.00 Worth in Prizes to 19 Winners!!

Why am I giving away over $4,500.00 worth of awesome products? Because you’ve so warmly welcomed me into the online world. When I first started this blog four months ago, I wasn’t sure if anyone would even read it. I went from a handful of people visiting my site to around 8,000 people a day

The 8th Wonder of the World and The Most Powerful Force in the Universe

If you have ever been in debt, especially debt with a high interest rate, you know that it is not fun. Everyday you are losing money by owing it. An unfortunate fact of life is that it costs money to owe money. Further, debt and interest never take a break. They never sleep, never take

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