This real-life family budget example will show a sample budget for a family of five — real, hard numbers. We have been married for over 16 years… man oh man. Budgeting is HARD. (Sidenote: This post was written in 2014, and I have updated it since then — but have kept the original framework, but […]
What to do when your audiobook habit is too expensive? Here are some Audible alternatives. Some of these are free, some offer unlimited audiobooks and most are cheaper. Thank goodness. I love a good audiobook. I mainly love them when I’m in the car, but I must admit the mindless tasks that consume a mom’s day […]
Hiring a maid is a big step — and one I’ve certainly considered — but this post is going to tell you why NOT to have a maid. I’m guessing your life is busy. Mine is too. Between kids, school, work. My house sometimes falls to the bottom of the pile. And with kids — […]
How many clothes should a child have? The answer depends on a lot of factors. In my recent reader survey someone asked — how many clothes does your child have? How much do they need? I think it depends on a few factors:
This post will show you the very best in Disneyland family packages, plus how to find YOUR perfect hotel (since the tickets all get you to the same place anyway). That walk down main street gets me teary every time. I looked forward to Disneyland SO much as a child. It was my favorite place. […]
These grocery savings tips for busy moms will appeal to your busy lifestyle and desire to save money. Guys, my life used to be SO different. I had a lot of extra time, and an intricate coupon clipping program worked for me. That’s not anymore.
The Disneyland Maxpass app is a good way to save time, but is it worth it? We will review the whole Maxpass experience including multiple experience passes and how it differs from the Fastpass system. Is the Disneyland MaxPass Worth It? The Disneyland MaxPass was what I always envisioned FastPasses being. I wanted them faster, […]
These Pregnancy Freebies are for all new moms! These freebies for new moms will have you seeing smiles. While some come by mail and do require shipping a lot are SO cute — I think you’ll love them!
Abundance mentality makes you feel like nothing is holding you back. How do you balance that vs the principles of sound budgeting? Abundance mentality budgeting is a way of sound accounting combined with being able to receive all the abundance that is offered to you! It’s a difficult balance. I have written some very hard-line […]
Long term food storage is something that can actually save you in an emergency — but what’s the best way to build it? I have thought of regular food storage and long term food storage as separate entities. I have my “regular” food and then I have my “when the bomb drops” food. And lately, […]