Nearly two years ago I did what I previously thought was unthinkable.
I walked away from my career.
For someone who has worked and hustled for everything I’ve had since I was 15, it was an adjustment, to say the least.
I’ve learned a lot about what not to do as a new stay-at-home mom.
Thankfully, I’ve finally learned a lot of healthy things to do as well.
And even though I traded boardrooms for carpool…
And spreadsheets for bake sales…
There are a lot of similarities between corporate life and stay-at-home mom life. (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…)
This valentine combines unicorns and sweet treats. Perfect for my daughter’s classmates this Valentine’s Day.
I always prefer to make my own valentines instead of buying a few in a box for $15.
You can download and print these for just a few pennies, in the comfort of your home.
And check out my link for these perfect lollipops. (more…)
On the list of things my kids love… Pokemon ranks pretty close to the top. So, what better way for them to tell their friends and classmates ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ than with their favorite thing?
This Pokemon card valentine is super easy to download, print and make with these easy steps below. (more…)
According to KidsHealth.org, physical activity not only helps kids build strong muscles and bones and control weight, it can also help them sleep better, be more academically motivated and successful.
So, while you’re making New Year’s resolutions for fitness and better health, take your kids along for the ride. (more…)
I LOVE Christmas. And starting and carrying on family traditions is a way to pass on that love to my kids. It’s also a great chance to spend time with them away from screens and enjoy a holiday based on love, charity, and joy.
If you’re looking for a new tradition to start, check out this list of my family’s favorite traditions… and more from some awesome fellow bloggers. (more…)
Do you live on the coast? Do you wish you did? Then show off your coastal style in your Christmas gifts.
Since moving to Florida, I fell deeper in love with all things coastal. The water, the sunshine… what’s not to love?
So I married my love for the coast and my love for Christmas and gorgeous gift wrapping. And you can too!
Christmas spending can be stressful.
You have enough to worry about, checking all your family and friends off your shopping list, without going broke.
Wrapping those gifts doesn’t have to be expensive. You can spend just a few dollars for a magazine-worthy rustic chic look.
For most kids, money is an abstract concept. They need food, water, clothes and a home, and all those needs are magically already provided for them. And when they want a toy or game, those wants are usually met too.
But they don’t yet have a sense that the money it takes to buy those things, requires work.
That’s why I personally don’t pay my kids an automatic allowance. It takes away the sense of work equalling reward and replaces it with a sense of entitlement, a feeling that they deserve the money no matter what.
But I’m not at all against giving kids money when they earn it.
I think the three most important things to teach kids about money are:
1- You have to work hard for it
2- You usually have to wait for it
3- And you should spend it wisely
And you can do this with these three tools: (more…)