Mom bloggers like me often talk about the importance of self-care. And I do believe it’s vital and, unfortunately, often overlooked. And we aren’t the only ones who need self-care. Here’s a shout-out to the dads out there who need it too! (more…)
I did something crazy the other day. Something I don’t do very often. I washed and fixed my hair.
I know, I know… it’s a little extravagant. And it wasn’t even a special occasion.
And as a result, I had to take a selfie… or two… after I dropped the kids off at school. I mean rare occurrences need to be documented, right? (more…)
Living in Florida, it’s pretty much summer most of the year. And along with all of the beauty that paradise brings.. beaches, water, palm trees… It also has it’s drawbacks, like the effects of the relentless sun on your skin and your hair. (more…)
As a mom, there are many small and sometimes major moments that signal to you that your kids are getting older and they’re no longer babies. Some of these moments cause a sigh of relief… like when they’re potty trained, when they can feed themselves and when they finally stop sticking everything in their mouths. But some are a little more bittersweet… like when they’re embarrassed to have you kiss them when you drop them off at school, or when your daughter starts to rebuff the pretty, fluffy bows you’ve been sticking in her hair for years. That last one especially stings me lately. (more…)
As a creative soul, I dreamed of getting a Cricut for a while. I pinned endless blog posts about amazing creations but figured it wouldn’t ever be for me. That is until I found a way to get it affordably and start creating without spending a ton of money.
Now I love my Cricut and can’t imagine not having it. I’ve made my family tons of cute things, I made nearly all of last year’s Christmas presents with it, and I’m even making a little money on custom shirts.
If you’re dreaming of getting a jump on your Cricut dream, try some of these ways to do it on a cheapskate’s budget. (more…)
We’re a big baseball family primarily because of my husband. He’s a lifelong St Louis Cardinals fan and we love going to games whenever we can.
We’re also lucky to live in Southwest Florida where lots of teams come for spring training.
But going to the ballpark can be a huge expense, especially with kids, and especially if you don’t plan ahead.
So check out this checklist before you go so you can save a ton of cash. (more…)
There are a bajillion subscription boxes out there right now. The craze has caught on in every category including food, makeup, perfume, jewelry, and education. And it’s really big in clothes… for adults and kids. But I recently discovered my absolute favorite kids’ clothing subscription box, Echo Kids. Why is it the best? Well, read on my friend! (more…)
I’m a really big fan of everything Dave Ramsey. Positive motivation, good values and smart ways to save money? Yes and yes, please. I’ve done his cash envelope budgeting system religiously in the past. And it’s one of the few ways I’ve actually been able to stick to a budget and save money.
But I’ve since switched to a cashless system. And it might be right for you too. That’s why I’ve created a free Cashless Budget Tracker that you can download and print for free. (more…)
Part of being frugal is being smart.
And one of the smartest things you can do with your spending is to get some of your money back.
In fact, if you’re not taking advantage of rebates, you’re basically throwing money away.
If you’re going into the new year with some baggage from the holidays… emotional and financial… now is the time to make some changes to start the year off right. (more…)