6 Ways to Help Your Kids Nap at the Same Time

If there’s one thing I crave as an introverted mom of two girls, it’s a little peace and quiet now and then. With my husband running his own business, I’m often the one to get the girls ready in the morning, feed them all their meals, put them down for naps, and put them to… Keep reading →

You Need Extras of These 7 Baby Products

When you start a family and know that your financial burden will naturally increase, it’s easy to wish that you were in a better situation and could afford just about everything under the sun for that little bun in your oven. I am grateful we didn’t have a lot of money when starting our family,… Keep reading →

10 Fun Movement Songs for Toddlers on YouTube

Being cooped up indoors most of the winter means my girls are itching to run around and jump on everything from the couch to my bed! But with so many fun movement songs for toddlers on YouTube, it can be easy to keep the energy contained to just the living room (or at least the vicinity). It… Keep reading →

Eating in Season: Winter Edition

Now that I have two toddlers in the house, I really want to get more variety into our diets. Like most families, we have certain foods that we tend to buy over and over. That really is great for keeping the grocery bill down, but it’s not so great for little growing bodies and keeping… Keep reading →

Think You’re Terrible with Money? Think Again.

I’ve mentioned before that my dad taught me how to budget after I got my first real part-time job in high school. Budgeting seemed easy enough, especially because my expenses were fairly low and I had two goals in mind: to pay off my adorable new-to-me VW Cabrio and save as much money as possible… Keep reading →

The Top 10 Posts of 2015 for Humble in a Heartbeat

What a year it’s been! I have seen so much growth with this little blog, thanks to you! I am actually very surprised how much time I was able to put into blogging this year. My husband’s business started in January, and I had to help out a ton with that! It was also a somewhat… Keep reading →

New Purchases to Avoid Right Before Having Kids

There are two pretty important things about kids you ought to know before you ever decide to conceive. One, you must repeat something a million times before they will actually listen. And, two, they are insanely adventurous. © ellenamani / Dollar Photo Club Basically, you can’t expect your house, car, clothes, etc. to continue looking like… Keep reading →

How to Use OneNote to Organize All Your Recipes

I’ve always been intimidated by the idea of putting together a recipe binder. I would love to gather all our family favorite recipes and put them into one easy-to-access cookbook, but it’s been hard to visualize how it should be put together. Do I put the recipes in alphabetical order? Wouldn’t recipes by meal make… Keep reading →

Winter Bucket List for Babies and Toddlers

It’s so easy for me to keep my toddler girls indoors during the winter because we’re usually dealing with sickness or it’s just too darn cold out there! I’m sure if they were older, they’d be begging me to go play in the snow. © Sunny studio / Dollar Photo Club Of course if I… Keep reading →

The Hardest Part of Raising Two Kids Under the Age of 2

I looked at my sweet baby girl, just two months old, and I realized that I didn’t know her. These past months I had been feeding her, rocking her to sleep, and changing her diaper, but she still felt so distant. It was almost like I was just a caretaker and not her mom. Disclosure: This post… Keep reading →

10 Healthy and Tasty Meal Ideas for Families in Need

After I gave birth to both of my daughters, people in my neighborhood and some family members brought over meals for about 3 days. It was wonderful. No, downright glorious. I didn’t have to think about cooking, and I got to taste some really yummy stuff that others made. Since I know what it’s like… Keep reading →

30+ Classic Christmas Cartoons You Can Watch on YouTube

Every year, I so look forward to watching classic Christmas cartoons while the snow is falling, snuggling under a thick, puffy blanket with some hot chocolate and marshmallows, and just relaxing for a few hours straight. Some of my fondest memories of Christmas are of when we would gather as a family to watch all… Keep reading →

How to Network as a Stay-at-Home Mom

I left the workforce in 2012 by choice. I had been working at my first “big girl” job right out of college for a mere 8 months when my first baby was born and I took my paid maternity leave. After that ran out, I quit. © koti / Dollar Photo Club It was a… Keep reading →

How We Save $105 a Year on Our Toddlers’ Messes

My toddler girls make incredible messes at the dinner table. They get food on their hands, face, hair, clothes, chair, and on the floor. It’s something I truly look forward to at the start of every meal…not. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (I’ve put a * by any link that is an affiliate link)…. Keep reading →

24 Meaningful and Frugal Family Christmas Traditions

Imagine spending Christmas Eve searching for a stranger to bring home for dinner, preferably someone who is homeless. That’s how we spent Christmas Eve as a family one year at the request of my out-of-state aunt who was in charge of the family Christmas party. Because she was out-of-state, she couldn’t fly in to organize… Keep reading →