I know, I know.. every mom blogger posts about their trip to DisneyWorld or DisneyLand right? Well never fear, for mine will be the best one ever! No, probably not. But what I can offer you is a cheapskates guide to surviving Disney without needing a second mortgage on your house. (more…)
I know it seems like it may never happen. But sooner or later the stars will align long enough for you to get a babysitter and escape your house with only adults.
Don’t let money hold you back. Date night doesn’t need to be expensive. Here’s how.. (more…)
Dr. Seuss is my absolute favorite children’s book author. A good friend of mine gifted me two Dr. Seuss books when I was pregnant with my first child and he has been a favorite in our house ever since. My kids’ book shelves are full of Seuss classics and one of our favorite books and movies is The Lorax. So in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America week I made the kids two shirts to wear to school to celebrate Seuss. (more…)
Me 6 months ago: Huffing and puffing, stops, bends over, sucks in air, almost pukes. “I hate running, why am I doing this?”
Me now: Huffing and puffing, keeps going. “I hate running, but I love that I’m doing it.”
How I made it from one point to the other can be summed up in one word, stubbornness. Let’s call it a gift I was born with. If I start something I will become as good at it as I possibly can or die trying. And since I’m relatively healthy there’s a slim chance that I’ll die running.
I wanted to be more fit and healthy. I chose running because it’s something I thought I could never do. Because I live by my favorite quote:
“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt (more…)
As a total cake novice, I tried to make a Pikachu birthday cake for my son’s birthday. And, well… you’ll see… (more…)
Women have a lot of roles. Mom, wife, boss, bus driver, party planner and on and on.
A couple of my roles are stay-at-home mom and occasional freelancer. I’m blessed that my former full-time employer still highly values me and asks me to come back and help from time to time. That means changing from my Florida mom wardrobe… casual dresses and flip-flops.. to my boss lady uniform.. suits and heels.
But I’ve learned that doesn’t have to cost a lot -or any- extra money if you know how to leverage one wardrobe in multiple ways for work and play. (more…)
I hope you’ve gotten some helpful tips from me over the last several months on saving money. But sometimes saving money -though it’s great- isn’t the only motivation to try something new. Another great reason is to make things healthier for you and your family. That’s why I want to show you how to make five cooking staples on your own instead of buying them… for your wallet and your health. (more…)
If you dream of jumping off the hamster wheel of full time work and devoting more time to your family, you just might be able to. Check out these ways to slim down your family budget from two salaries to one. (more…)
I love Valentine’s Day. I’m a girly girl at heart and so is my daughter. We love all things pink and glittery, so it’s a perfect holiday for us. But I’m not a fan of candy and try to limit how much my kids have. That’s why I’m so glad there are so many options for candy free Valentine’s Day cards and gifts. (more…)
If losing weight or getting healthier is on your to-do list or if you’re already on the path to fitness, you might just love some of these free or frugal fitness motivations. Because getting fit shouldn’t depend on your bank account. (more…)