Learning To Ride

Riding his bike so fast

As parents we all work out butts off to provide for our kids with everything they need and more love than they could ever understand (at least until they have their own kids). Some days it’s really, really challenging. This summer I’ve had more than my fair share of those challenging days. It’s just a tough juggle […]

11 Tips To Go Back To School On A Budget

11 tips to save on back to school

Back. To. School. Whether you love this time of year or loathe it you have to prep for it no matter what. Personally I love back to school time. No, not just because my kids are out of the house, but because I love school supplies. I’m the nerd that likes freshly sharpened pencils, the […]

Thrift Store Shirt Makeover

Save money and bring new life to previously loved shirts for back to school.

It’s July, and for some of us that means school is starting back next month. Okay, now that you are done double-checking your calendar and wondering how the summer has been flying by so quickly let’s talk easy ways to save money on clothes. Thrift stores are a fantastic place to pick up bargains, save […]

8 Small Business Ideas For Teens

Portrait of pretty teen girls using touchpad

Do you have teens at home? We do, too. Most typical jobs (cashiers, clerks, etc.) require more experience and a lot more flexibility than many teens have. And if you’re on the younger end of teens-forget it. So instead of a typical job we found some ways they can earn some extra cash using their […]

Tips For Keeping Track Of Summer Gear

Keep track of summer gear

Keeping track of all our stuff over summer can be a part-time job. Between trips, camps, activities, and adventures we all need a little extra help keeping organized. Instead of spending time searching for that lost pool toy or hunting down the googles your kid left poolside you can focus on fun with a little […]

Summer “Vacation”


Summer vacation has begun! The kids are thrilled, of course. I’m thrilled that homework is over, end of school year parties and celebrations are done, and there’s no more long morning routine. WOOHOO! We have more time to be active, more time to do fun things, and more time to do things we don’t get […]

29 Ways To Prepare For Baby Financially

29 Ways To Prepare For Baby Financially

Thank you Chicco Shop for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from Chicco Shop, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. Babies are awesome. But money wise getting ready for baby can seem like a huge challenge. Saving money on baby and preparing your finances for baby’s arrival are almost a part-time […]