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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

One Tip that Makes Budgeting Work in My Marriage

The word budgeting often stirs up negative feelings inside of me. © alexkich / Dollar Photo Club Money in Marriage When I was a child, my parents argued the most when it was time to budget. “Mom! It’s time to do the budget!” My dad would yell across the house. I could almost hear my… Keep reading →

Financial Habits Every Family Should Practice

*This is the 29th day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* You have made it so far in this spending freeze challenge. Can you see the light at the end of the tunnel? You’re almost done! © igor / Dollar Photo Club… Keep reading →