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!

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...]

How I Vacationed in NYC for Under $500

Last month I took a much needed working vacation to New York City for Blogger Bash 2015 and BlogHer 2015. Yes...this Momma went by herself and holy cow did I need the break! What I didn't need though was a HUGE travel bill. Our budget is still very, very tight from the trouble … [Read more...]

5 Things Your Kids Want to Know About Money (From the Mouth of a 10 Year Old)

As parents it can be hard sometimes to figure out exactly what to teach out kids. It's pretty easy when they're little but as they grow? It isn't quite as easy. My Emma and I have always had a good relationship and because of that, when I get stumped on what she wants to learn, I … [Read more...]

Why I’m Not Super Mom (and Why I’m Okay With That)

I was on the phone the other day with a good friend and mid-conversation I was struck by the thought compared to me? "This chick is Super Mom!" Full on loving the laundry, finds joy in the dishes, never misses a dinner, perfect hair and makeup, PTA president Super Mom. It was … [Read more...]

7 Chores You Should Pay Your Kids to Do

As parents, it's our jobs to teach our kids to be responsible adults in everything they do. Unfortunately, that isn't always the easiest thing to do. I believe that one of the best ways to help teach those lessons that they need to learn is by chores. Now granted, I don't think … [Read more...]

7 Frugal Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day

  Of the many things that Dad taught you, hopefully thriftiness was one of them. Show Dad that his lessons stuck when you celebrate him with these 7 fun and frugal ideas this Father's Day. Below you will find 7 frugal ways to celebrate Father's Day and show Dad that he is … [Read more...]

5 Things a Once Homeless Mom Wants You To Know

  Last week, I wrote a post about how I'm grateful for the time that I spent homeless and while most of the responses I received were supportive and loving,  some of you had said that you never really give the homeless a second thought, that you thought assumed they're … [Read more...]