Family Management Tips

Raising a family is hard sometimes! Between hectic schedules, school work and activities, pets that just won't quit,  kids that don't want to listen, finding new ways to save money on kids and everything that comes with a family can be overwhelming for any mom (or dad!). That’s why Stacy Ott, author of Six Dollar Family, shares these amazing family management tips to help you keep an organized family, have frugal family fun all while staying within your personal budget.

Family Management Tips

Because Six Dollar Family focuses on saving you and teaching you how to save money, all of our family management tips are budget friendly too! After all, you can't manage your family and home stress free if you're worried about spending money. From books that teach kids about money to budget friendly organization tools. learning how to build a stockpile, prepare for emergencies and a free printable menu planning packagethese family management tips are sure to be a huge help to you and your family!

Camping with Kids – 10 Tips for an Awesome Family Camping Trip

I love the summer months for one big reason. Camping. Our family loves getting out in the woods and camping. No RV for us, we're rural campers meaning we use a tent with no power other than solar power and so on. There's just something about planning a hiking trip, planning a … [Read more...]

Sometimes They Need You To Care for Them

Happy Mother's Day! Have you called your Mom today? If not? Go on. I'll wait. Back? Good. Let's chat. From the moment we're conceived, we become the only thought our Moms have. From what they're eating and doing when they're pregnant and what type of diapers to use, what color … [Read more...]

27 Creative and Useful Chore Charts for Tweens

My Emma might be 11 but she still needs guidance when it comes to doing her chores. She loves having a list in front of her and a way to mark it off. That got me thinking one night that she might do well with a chore chart. Unfortunately all of the ones that I could find for the … [Read more...]

In Five Years She Will Be Sixteen

I snuggled down beside by husband in bed three nights ago warm and safe chatting quietly with him about our plans for the next few years. The conversation bounced between business plans and plans for our personal life and especially my Emma. My plans for her schooling over the … [Read more...]

How to Pay for College Without Student Loans

Call me silly but I am of the opinion that debt often spells financial death for a lot of families. Because of that belief, I don't think that young people (oh my...I sound like my Dad now) should start their adult lives off with mounds of debt from student loans that they … [Read more...]

Teaching Your Kids Want vs. Needs

    As parents, it is our jobs to teach our kids what they need to know in life and as much as some of us might hate it, a lot of those lessons are financial related. If you were to ask your kids what they want to know about money, one of the things you would … [Read more...]

Not Your Typical Family (and We’re Okay With That)

Sometimes it isn't easy to figure out exactly who your family is. If we were all honest with each other, we'd admit that some people we are related to by DNA aren't exactly what we'd call family while others who share no genetics in common are. For our family, this has been a … [Read more...]

Giving Back (Even When You Think You Can’t)

In 2010, my Emma and I spent 10 months in a homeless shelter. That is a position that I never thought I would find myself in, but needless to say, it is one that I needed. Growing up though I don't think any of us actually plan on losing our homes, but unfortunately, it happens … [Read more...]

Can Cloth Diapers Really Save Me Money?

I don't have a tiny one anymore, but looking back, I wish I had taken the leap and used cloth diapers with my Emma. There are a ton of reasons that a new mom might want to cloth diaper including reducing waste in landfills, limiting chemicals our babies are exposed to and of … [Read more...]

When is My Teen Ready for a Checking Account?

As the mom of a tween, I am struck quite often by the fact that my baby girl is growing up. On her 9th birthday, I cried. Why? Because at 9 that meant I only had 9 years until she would likely leave me for college. On her 10th birthday I cried again. Why? Double digits ya'll. … [Read more...]