3 Ways to Make the Holidays More Relaxing

Want to get healthy meals on the table without compromising time, taste, or your food budget? Join the Humble in a Heartbeat community today! Year after year after year I crave a holiday season I can just enjoy, but, inevitably, especially with kids, the few weeks that follow Thanksgiving are often rushed and full of… Keep reading →

Homemade Baby Food Products You Actually Need

Starting your bouncing baby on solids can seem very overwhelming at first, especially if you decide to go the route of making everything from scratch. I remember when I started my oldest on purees, I wasn’t sure if I should buy all the baby food products or just stick to the basics. So I thought I’d help… Keep reading →

The Only Recipe for Cornish Hens You’ll Ever Need

My husband is no world-renowned chef, but when he wants to cook, he can cook. For one of our first dates, he invited me to his place for dinner. When he pulled the food out of the oven, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Tiny birds, or really tiny chickens, were on the baking sheet with… Keep reading →

The Best Way to Teach a Child Gratitude

I was a wretched, ungrateful teenager. So many times my parents would ask me to do something – a chore or some help with a quick task – and I made a huge fuss. © famveldman / Dollar Photo Club “I have homework! Do I really have to help you right now?” I don’t even… Keep reading →

11 Ways to Prevent Food Waste in Your Home

*This is the 15th day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* The other night I made a big pot of soup and wasted more than half of it. © Elena Milevska / Dollar Photo Club On purpose? Of course not. We had… Keep reading →

6 Ways to Make Better Use of Your Time

*This is the 12th day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* Since going on a spending freeze over a year ago, I’ve learned that you can save money quite easily by doing just one simple thing: staying at home. © Brian Jackson… Keep reading →

Journal Day: Random Acts of Kindness

*This is the 11th day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* Remember in your elementary school days when you would receive RAKs from your teacher for doing kind things for others? RAKs, or Random Acts of Kindness, were something that our teachers obviously wanted… Keep reading →

Why You Should Enjoy Nature During a Spending Freeze

*This is the 10th day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* Sometimes during a spending freeze, you can get so caught up in what you cannot do that you forget the world of possibilities that exists around you. I’ll admit that I have… Keep reading →

Mix and Match Love Language Date {Completely FREE and At Home!}

*This is the 9th day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* Dating and spending freezes don’t mix, do they? Sure they do!! You can do a ton of stuff for completely FREE in the comfort of your own home. © Rido / Dollar Photo… Keep reading →

8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Spending Money on Your Child

*This is the 8th day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* My attempts at managing our money fairly well fell by the way side shortly after we started a family. For me this had nothing to do with spending money on my daughter…. Keep reading →