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 →

The Striking Similarities Between Parenting and Finances

Two of the main topics I write about on this blog are parenting and family finances (budgeting and more). I titled my blog Humble in a Heartbeat because I wanted to share my failures in both categories and give solutions we can all use to better ourselves. Although parenting and money are very different topics,… Keep reading →

Breastfeeding Sample Schedules for 7 Months to 1 Year

Before you read this, please understand, I am NOT trying to persuade anyone to schedule their breastfeedings. I am giving this information for anyone who WANTS to breastfeed on a schedule. What I do in breastfeeding and what you do in breastfeeding might be two entirely different things, and that is okay.  I’ve provided this to… Keep reading →

Kids and Food: Eat Your Veggies

Parents tend to say the same thing about their kids when it comes to food: “My kids are terrible eaters. They won’t even touch their broccoli.” Besides the fact that many kids don’t eat all their dinner (which I attribute to not having a strict snacking schedule), they just won’t eat their veggies. Why is… Keep reading →

How to Make Rutabaga {or Swede} Puree for Baby

I am a big believer in feeding babies variety. My little Bella turns 1 soon, and she will have tried 50+ foods by that time. Rutabaga is just one of them. Before doing a feeding schedule for introducing new foods to Bella, I had no idea what a rutabaga was. I had seen them at… Keep reading →

Solids Feeding Schedule: Month 5 Update

If you are just joining us, this is the 5th month update of feeding my baby homemade baby food. Each update I have given you the details of what foods I introduced to my baby (Bella) during the previous month. Pssst! You can see all my homemade baby food posts right here. Bella is exuding… Keep reading →

Review of “This is My Life” 2015 Planner

I was not paid to write this post. I received a product to review, and I will only review products that could benefit my readers. The opinions in this post are completely my own based on my experience. I was recently given the opportunity to review This is My Life Planner, a beautiful 2015 day planner from Melissa… Keep reading →

Breastfeeding Sample Schedules for Newborn to 6 Months

Before you read this, please understand, I am NOT trying to persuade anyone to schedule their breastfeedings. I am giving this information for anyone who WANTS to breastfeed on a schedule (or routine). What I do in breastfeeding and what you do in breastfeeding might be two entirely different things, and that is okay.  I’ve provided… Keep reading →

Kids and Food: Short-Order Cooking

The transition from bouncing baby to teeny toddler dictator happened quite suddenly for Sofía. One day she was a happy-go-lucky, never-complains-about-nothing baby. Next thing I knew, she was telling me what to do…in a not-so-nice tone. Luckily for us, though, she never told us what to make her for meals. I trained her from infancy… Keep reading →

3 Ways to Throw a Party for Less Than $50

This is a guest post from Erin Kelly at It All Matters Mom. My oldest daughter just celebrated her third birthday. In the months leading up to it, she kept talking about having a butterfly party. Since she’s so cute, I had to oblige. I also had to find a way to do it on the cheap. I love… Keep reading →