6 Things to Consider as a Working or Stay-at-Home Mom

Are you trying to decide whether to return to work or stay home after your baby? Before you make the decision, make sure you consider these 6 things.

Did you recently have a child and you can’t decide if you should stay home or go back to work? Or, do you plan to have children soon but don’t know what factors you should consider? There are so many things to consider when deciding what is best for your family as you raise your children. And sometimes, you have no idea if what you’re doing is right. (and honestly, that’s how much of parenting feels, anyway). The decision varies from family to family because everyone is in a little bit different situation. For many of us, the decision may […]

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How to Save $50 on Gift Wrapping for Christmas

Looking to save money this Christmas? Read how you can save $50+ this year on Christmas gift wrapping supplies!

**I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.   Every year, I dread wrapping gifts for Christmas. It’s an added cost that I never seem to think about until the last minute. Plus, it ALWAYS takes longer than I expect. ALWAYS. Until last year. Last year, a friend told me about a little-known secret that seriously saved me $50 on gift wrapping. I’ll never wait in long lines again for the after-Christmas sales at the large department stores, hoping to save […]

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10 Simple Ways To Save Money That You Probably Haven’t Tried

Do you constantly struggle to save money for those big expenses? Read our 10 simple ways on how to save money (that you probably haven't tried!)

By the time I graduated high school, I had close to $10,000 in the bank. Most of this was from saving money I made from my part-time, minimum-wage, retail job. Back then, money-saving apps didn’t exist and I knew nothing about tools, tips, and tricks that people used to save money. We are lucky that we now have all of that and more at our fingertips. If you’re living paycheck-to-paycheck and having a hard time building up your savings, maybe you aren’t doing the right things to build up those savings. I think I can help you take small steps […]

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8 Simple Ways You Can Make Money Today Without Much Effort

8 simple ways to make real money without nickel and diming your way through surveys. Read how here!

I paid off $25,000+ in student loan debt in less than 4 years. Since I made $12 an hour out of college and I worked crazy hours, I knew I had to find creative ways to make money. As a person who feels like she’s tried it all with money-making apps, side gigs, and coupon sites, I’ve narrowed down my top 8 into this post. To make it on this list, I’ve determined (by my extensive research and trial and error) that these are all simple and actually make you decent money. Check out our 8 recommendations to see how you […]

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How to Start a Garden for Under $30

How to start a garden for under $30.

I’ve always wanted to start a garden but I constantly made excuses for why not. “I live in an apartment.” “I don’t have the money.” “I don’t have the time.” The list goes on and on. I finally stopped making excuses when my baby started eating solid food. I realized it would be so much healthier for him to eat homemade baby food made from garden vegetables than any store-bought canned options. For whatever reason, that’s all it took for me to get on the garden bandwagon. If you also decided you want to start your first garden on a […]

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8 Tips for Taking your Baby on a Road Trip (+FREE Travel Guide)

Have a successful road trip with your baby with these 8 expert tips

  My husband and I travel. A lot. When I say “travel” what I really mean is “road trip.” Since getting married 3 years ago, we’ve driven close to 90,000 miles. It’s a 5-hour drive one way from our home state of Iowa to either Wisconsin or Missouri just to visit one set of our parents. And, that’s the shortest distance we’ve taken. What that means is that we spend A LOT of time driving. It’s no surprise that our traveling hasn’t slowed down since we had our baby boy. Since my son was born 9 months ago, we’ve already […]

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6 Ways Getting a Mentor Will Boost your Career

6 ways getting a mentor will boost your career.

You can take the next step in your career by getting a professional mentor. I became a better employee and more employable once I got a mentor. When I was in college, I had a phone interview with a company for an HR Intern position. I received a call a couple of days later stating that I didn’t get the job, but something interesting happened. Katie, my would-be boss, told me she thought I had strong potential (but not the right experience) and offered to mentor me instead. Looking back now, I realize that was like a gold bar falling […]

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10 Resume Tips to Land A Job in 2017

Whether you are looking for a new role or you’re content with the one you have, keeping an updated resume is critical in identifying what you do and how you do it well. This also goes for sites like LinkedIn and ZipRecruiter. Keep your profile updated as best as you are able. These are two of the top websites Recruiters use to source candidates for a role – even if that person isn’t looking to leave their job. To stay competitive in the job market today, here are 10 tips to land that job this year. Once you make sure […]

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Why I Choose my Husband over my Baby

Why I choose my husband over my baby.

  If given the choice, I try to make a conscious effort to choose my husband over my baby. I know this view will not be popular and some may stop reading right here, but before you do, give me a chance to explain. I met one of my husband’s childhood friends after church a few months ago. Like us, he too recently had his first baby. One thing he said bothered us and has stuck with me since he said it. He said, “The love I have for my fiancé will never match my love for my son. I will […]

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Breastfeeding Guilt – Why you Should Stop Feeling bad About Formula Feeding, Part 2

Why you should stop feeling guilty about formula feeding your baby

This is part two of a two part series on the guilt moms often experience to breastfeed. Eryn and Kaila each explain their perspectives on the matter in this series. Kaila I’ve always been the type of person who enjoys saving money (I mean, who doesn’t?!) Whenever I can find a way to cut costs on something or save some cash, you better bet I’m going to take advantage of it. You may be wondering what this has to do with breastfeeding. Well, this how my breastfeeding story begins. I honestly entertained the thought of breastfeeding initially because of the […]

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