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. 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 […]

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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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How to cope when your baby won’t stop crying

We know you've been there. You had that baby that won't stop crying. You were THAT mom.

The first 3 months of my son’s life would have been much easier if I had learned how to cope when my baby wouldn’t stop crying. I became 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 […]

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6 Things No One Tells you About Becoming a Working Mom

6 Things no one tells you about becoming a working mom

  Deciding to become a working mom was not a difficult decision for me. I’ve always been a career-driven woman, so I had every intention of going back to work after I had kids. That was my thinking before I met my husband, anyway. Meeting him changed EVERYTHING. When we first started talking about our plans after having our first child, we instantly had different views on this matter. He liked the idea of me staying home with our kids, while I knew my passion was to help financially provide for our family. Funny how one person can change so […]

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