8 Highly Effective Ideas to Help You Drink More While Breastfeeding

While water is usually my first choice of drink, it’s definitely not my favorite nor is it easy to drink the recommended 8 glasses a day. Before I got pregnant with Sofía, I got by drinking less than 2 cups of water most days, and I didn’t really drink other liquids (except for milk in my… Keep reading →

Online Resources for At-Home Preschool

This school year I have a 3 year old and a 1 year old. My three year old just barely turned that age, so I think it is best if I wait until next school year to possibly send her to a preschool. Until that time I would like to teach her at home. We… Keep reading →

A Plan to Make Healthy Cold Lunches for the Hubby

My husband is on-the-go most of the day, so he needs cold lunches that can be eaten without microwaving. I’ve been terrible at getting lunches ready for him lately so I wanted to put together a long list of lunches as reference. When he doesn’t have a lunch, he does one of the following: a) doesn’t eat… Keep reading →

How to Celebrate Father’s Day without Spending Much Money

I have a father and a husband who are both very non-materialistic. Neither of them like receiving gifts, so it can be hard to know how to honor them for birthdays and Father’s Day. Although, I guess at a time when we can’t spend money, I’m very grateful that they are both like this! So… Keep reading →

Why You Should Consider Having a Secondhand Baby Shower

A baby shower is such a special event to share in the joy of the new baby to arrive. It’s also so necessary for first time parents. If you’ve never been into a baby store, you might be shocked at just how much everything costs and how quickly it all adds up when you are… Keep reading →

How to Inspect a Car Like a Mechanic to Save Money

My first car was such a breath of fresh air. When I bought it I was 18, a senior in high school, and had my first job. The reasons why this car was such a highlight in my life were as follows: I still took the bus to school. Loser (cough). I drove my dad’s… Keep reading →

Quick & Easy Oven Fries

As a newlywed, I made a lot of new recipes. Even if I came across a great recipe that we both liked, it would be months before I decided to make it again. That’s one thing my husband complains about: I don’t make his favorite foods enough. But I’ve learned more recently that it is… Keep reading →

Money Saving Spice Cabinet Solutions

I think I have too many spices. Is 35 too many? Ok, so maybe I actually have 41 due to duplicates. At least I’m no longer in denial. 😉 If you’re like me, and you hoard spices, this post is for you. Do you have a cupboard full of spices that you rarely touch? Do you… Keep reading →

Finger Foods for Babies with Few Teeth

Both of my girls were late teethers. Sofía’s first tooth came in at 10 1/2 months and Bella’s first tooth came in only a bit before that (bad, I know, I didn’t write it down!). So when it came down to food they could eat that was not pureed, it became a bit tricky. Or so I thought…. Keep reading →

5 Easy Swaps for Throwing a Birthday Party on a Small Budget

We celebrated baby Bella’s first birthday last weekend. It was supposed to be a “You Are My Sunshine” theme, but it turned into a lemon/no-theme-at-all-really theme very quickly. It really didn’t matter the theme, though, because the birthday girl got to enjoy her cake for a really (and I’m talking really) long time. As long… Keep reading →

How to Start a Pantry Staples List to Save Money

There are so many ways to save money on your groceries each month, but one of the most effective is by having pantry staples on hand. Pantry staples are the ingredients or food you have in your pantry, fridge, and freezer that make it possible for you to make a meal on the fly. These… Keep reading →

The Purpose of Reconciling Your Accounts

Some people enjoy financial automation. They set up automatic billing and direct deposit through their bank, they connect their bank accounts to mint or some other personal finance management service, and they let their money do what it needs to do. I might be old-fashioned, but I don’t like the idea of automation. I am… Keep reading →

The Costs of Getting Sick {+ a Family Illness Tracker Printable}

Sick season is upon us, and I do NOT want a repeat of what happened to our family during the first few months of 2014. © Andy Dean / Dollar Photo Club We were all sick right before little Bella was born in January. Being pregnant, going into labor, and dealing with postpartum issues while… Keep reading →

Pictures to Take While Your Baby’s in the NICU

Today I’m hanging out with Chelsea from Mommie & Wee! You might remember her from when she guest posted over here about the 3 Super Easy Steps for a Rockin’ Bod. Show her some love today! She was so kind to reciprocate and let me spend time talking to her fans for a day! Here’s a… Keep reading →

Songs We Love: “The Wheels on the Bus”

You know the kind. The high school losers seniors who had to take the bus to school. Because their parents didn’t love them enough have money to buy them a car on their 16th birthday. And they had absolutely no life besides homework and a job. That was me! (Shyly raising my hand and sinking… Keep reading →