Gardening as a family is such a fun and frugal activity. We spend only $50 a year on it and have a ton of fun.

Gardening As a Family

Growing up I remember my mom spending hours at our local gardening center picking out her annuals for our bazillion planter boxes. Being a kid I would get dragged along and initially hated every second of it. ‘’Why does she have to look at every single flower? They’re all the same, just pick one!’’. As […]

What's your favorite method for preserving family memories? While mine can be a little on the expensive side it's what I prefer to do.

Preserving Family Memories

My friends make fun of me for printing pictures in 2015. Not just one cute picture of my daughter but hundreds a year, or at least 100 per year I should say. I feel like I am of a dying breed in this digital world but I know I’m not alone! Growing up I would […]

Being good with money does't mean being cheap. Here are three things I'm so glad I spent money on. What about you?

I’m So Glad I Spent Money On…

There have been many instances in my life where I kick myself for wasting money. Sometimes it’s not really a big deal but there have been times I’ve wasted hundreds on crap that I either didn’t need or wasn’t exactly what I was looking for. I’m happy to report though there have been times that […]

Unsure of what to get Mom this year? Check out these Mother's Day gift ideas by age and budget.

Mother’s Day Gifts by Age and Budget

I have always loved Mother’s day. As a child growing up I found Mother’s day crafts in school we’re always the most fun (in hindsight probably not a coincidence since most of my teachers we’re female, and moms themselves- always prepping cool gifts they’d want to receive themselves!). As an adult, and now a mother […]

Inexpensive Mothers Day Gifts

10 Inexpensive – but Priceless – Gifts for Mom for Mothers Day

Mother’s Day is just a couple of weeks away! Some Moms love flowers. Some Moms love jewels. Some Moms love candy. Some Moms would just love some piece and quiet — at least for one day. I’ve got great news for all of you, who are trying to come up with a Mother’s Day gift. […]

suitable electronics for kids

Choosing Suitable Electronics for Kids

As a parent to a four and six year old daughter electronics have become popular items in our house. I know what many of you are thinking – that kids this young shouldn’t be allowed to be glued to electronics all day. Don’t worry, they’re not! However, as technology advances electronics are becoming more and […]

PhoneSheriff Review

PhoneSheriff Review

Are you looking for a way to monitor your children’s cellphone and tablet activity without constantly hovering over their shoulders? While technology has made things like learning and entertainment cheaper and easier it’s also posed a problem for parents. With a phone or tablet kids now have access to almost anything they can dream up. […]

Wondering if you should discuss your family finances with your kids? I think you should. Here's why.

Sounds Like You Discuss Family Finances With Your Kids?

I had a conversation with a woman I know recently about money and kids. She made a comment about hiding her income tax papers from her kids so they wouldn’t come across any details of her and her husband’s income. ‘’I don’t want them seeing our gross income and suddenly thinking we’re rich and they […]

Let's be real - having a family is expensive! Here are five smart ways to keep family costs down.

5 Ways to Keep Family Costs Down

A family, as a unit, is expensive. There are a lot of expenses when multiple people are involved and the costs add up- quickly. If you’re not careful these costs can bust a family’s budget but with a little planning you can find a decent balance. There are a few areas that are more obvious […]

Looking to get organized for tax season? Here are four systems that will save you time and stress when the tax deadline rolls around. #BeatTheDeadline

4 Ways to Get Organized for Tax Season

This post is part of the TaxACT #BeatTheDeadline blog tour which shares tips on how to make tax time a smooth and easy process before the April 15 deadline. TaxACT provides the tools and guidance to help you confidently file taxes easy and fast. Do your own taxes today at TaxACT. You got this. The tax deadline is quickly approaching and we all know […]