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 →

Toddler’s and Baby’s Summer Bucket List

Summertime is finally here! Since I have two kids under the age of two, I have to think of things to do outside that they can both enjoy. While I don’t love being outside, I know my kids do. It’s easier to have the ideas right in front of my face, on a piece of paper, so I don’t have to think… Keep reading →

Clever and Cheap Anniversary Gift Idea

An anniversary is such a special time to show your spouse how much you care, but it can get really expensive. My husband and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary this year, but I decided to go the cheap and simple route. I made his gift, and it was just as special, if not more… Keep reading →