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...]

9 Reasons To Become a Homesteading Family

My entire life I have dreamed of more. Not more as in "more stuff" or "more money," but more to life. I don't know about you, but I get seriously worn out by amount of technology, political correctness and other "requirements" that we are "required" to do on a daily basis. I've … [Read more...]

Why Every Child Should Go Camping on the Beach

Have you ever been camping on the beach? I don't mean renting a cabin near the beach either. I mean taking your tent and parking that bad boy right near the water, in the sand, with no one but you and God's creation around. If not, you should. Recently, Emma and I, together with … [Read more...]

What Do You Need for a Baby? A Realistic Look at Must Have Baby Items

Take a look at any infant themed commercial or internet ad and you'll find that every single one of them has something in common. "What," you ask? They're all trying to sell you something and 90% of them are trying to sell you something that you won't necessarily need. Knowing … [Read more...]

How to Build a Stockpile on a Budget

Those who coupon are generally very proud of the fact that they have built this masterpiece they call their "stockpile".  They have a tendency to talk about how to save money on groceries and even go as far as showing off their stockpile as much as possible.  A lot of work goes … [Read more...]

How I Use My Phone to Teach My Daughter…for Free!

As a homeschooling parent, costs can sometimes get out of hand if I let them. Between curriculum, supplements, supplies and more, it can really be expensive. To help keep those costs down, I have to find what I can for free or super cheap. Enter Amazon Underground. The … [Read more...]

Your Messy Kitchen and How It’s Costing You Money

We just completed a huge move and since then? My kitchen has been a crazy mess. Between packing and cleaning and everything else involved? It looks kind of like a war zone in there (okay, it's not quite that bad). On one hand, that's okay. We just moved, right? Things are … [Read more...]