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...]

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...]

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...]

How to Make Holiday Travel with Kids Easier with the Graco Extend 2 Fit 3-in-1 Car Seat

This was a paid program and I was given the Graco Extend 2 Fit 3-in-1 Car Seat in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Traveling around the holidays can be stressful. Packing, loading, and traveling can all be exhausting. It’s time to make holiday travel not … [Read more...]

How to Store Emergency Water for Cleaning (Without Having to Dip into Your Drinking Water)

If you're into doing any sort of emergency preparedness, you are likely well aware of how important clean, potable (aka drinkable) water is to include in your preps. Water is life and without it, you will not survive an emergency situation where your ability to get good, clean … [Read more...]

The One Thing No One Tells You About Childbirth…

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Equate® and Assurance® and Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. My Emma was born when I was only 22 years old. I wasn't like most new moms and didn't really have anyone to turn to for the things about pregnancy and childbirth … [Read more...]

How to Save Money on Family Fun

Family fun is one of those things that an overwhelming majority of people seem to think is out of their family budget. They will sit at home, bored out of their mind, waiting for fun to come to them. The thing is though that you can save money on family fun and it isn't as hard … [Read more...]

9 Reasons for New Moms to Use Cloth Diapers

If you're a new or expecting Momma, you've very likely already got a plateful of decisions to make and one of them is whether or not to use cloth diapers or disposable diapers. Having a baby is hard enough especially if you're trying to prepare your finances for a new baby before … [Read more...]