How to Plan Your Own Homeschool Curriculum (and Why You Should)

Pshew! Have you ever tried to put together your own homeschool curriculum? I do every year and let me tell you...it can be scary! You want to make sure that your child has the best education possible so you scour the curriculum websites and groups, make your purchases, start the … [Read more...]

16 Canning Safety Tips You Should Know

Learning how to can food was something that had been on my bucket list for years before I actually did it. I'll be honest and tell you that the possibility of blowing up my kitchen was something that terrified me, but I wanted to be able to put up good quality, nutritious food … [Read more...]

99 Emergency Preparedness Items To Store for When “Stuff” Hits the Fan

Being prepared for an emergency is, in my opinion, one of the most important things that a family can do. Yes, having a personal budget that works for you is needed. Yes, building wealth is important, but the plain truth is that if an emergency happens and you're unprepared, with … [Read more...]

Headed South? Make Sure to Check Out the Top 10 Things to do in Atlanta

It may seem hard to believe, but spring break and vacation season will be here before you know it. For us, that usually means a road-trip! I absolutely love traveling and one of my favorite places to visit is Atlanta, Georgia. Maybe it's the atmosphere, maybe it's simply that … [Read more...]

40 Books That Teach Kids About Money

Teaching your kids about money is one of the most important things that a parent can teach a child, but it is quite often overlooked. It seems to me that a lot of parents simply expect their kids to automatically know how to create a budget or how to build an emergency fund. It's … [Read more...]

Safe Home Canning – Is it Safe to Can Rice?

Not too long ago, I found myself in a discussion with a good friend of mine about home canned foods. Where I tend to stick to the regulations for the most part, she was a wild canner who canned anything and everything solely for the purpose of canning it. For the most part, I let … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Make Chores Easier for Your Kids

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Glad. All opinions are 100% mine. If your kids are like mine are, they will often find ways to try and get out of their chores. One of the most common excuses that they will use is that the chores are too hard. While that may … [Read more...]

Don’t Let the Unthinkable Catch You Off Guard with these Emergency Preparation Tips for Single Parents!

Being a single parent is hard. In fact, it is one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life. While I no longer am a single parent, I still remember and carry with me the fear that I felt when I was. It is a deep seated fear that most people - unless they are or have been a … [Read more...]

How to Save Time & Money When You Stay at a Hotel

As a traveling family, I discovered long ago that if I don't look for ways to save time and money when traveling, that I not only over shoot my budget but that I also end up going half mad from stress. This means that over the years, I have gotten quite good at both. Frankly, … [Read more...]

The Nameless, The Invisible and the Homeless

I sat on the stairs of some unnamed restaurant on a random corner in NYC, waiting for the clock to wind down, minutes ticking by while I counted them off, silently waiting until I could go into the meeting that I was a twenty minutes or so early for. It isn't that I have an issue … [Read more...]