How to Start a Garden for Under $30

Tight on budget? Start a garden for under $30 today with these helpful tips

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

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 85,000 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 6 months ago, we’ve traveled 5,000 […]

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6 ways getting a mentor will boost your career

You can take the next step in your career by getting a professional mentor. Read on to learn how! 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 […]

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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 Monster. 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

I’m just going to come right out and say it – I will always choose my husband over my baby. If push comes to shove, my husband will come first every time. I know this view will not be popular and some may stop reading right here, but let me explain. I met one of my husband’s childhood friends after church last month. Like us, he too recently had his first baby. One thing he said bothered both my husband and me and is still stuck with me. He said, “The love I have for my fiance will never match my […]

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

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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Yes, I am THAT mom with THAT baby

I never thought I would write these words – I am THAT mom with THAT baby. You know the type. The mom running through the supermarket while her baby cries the entire trip. The mom that hasn’t heard an entire church service since her baby was born because she’s constantly running out of the service to avoid disturbing others from her baby’s tears. The mom that can’t take her baby to a restaurant without disrupting every else’s meal for an hour. I have THAT baby that cries. All. The. Time. The pediatrician first said he had reflux. We tried one medicine, […]

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6 Things No One Tells you About Becoming a Working Mom

  At some point in our lives, we must all decide what we are going to do professionally after having children. Do we want to stay home and care for our children on our own? Do we want to become a working mom and leave our children with someone else (sometimes even our husbands) during the day?  Some women have flexible jobs that allow them to spend a couple of days at work and a couple of days at home with their kids. Whatever your situation, you have likely weighed the decision heavily with your husband to decide what is best […]

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