5 Dollar Store Hacks to Simplify Your Life

5 Dollar Store Hacks To Simplify Your Life

It is amazing what you can create using items from the dollar store. When you're looking for a quick and cheap solution head to your local dollar store and recreate one of these awesome dollar store hacks. Check out the list below of 5 dollar store hacks to simplify your life. Related posts: 13 Dollar store organization ideas 5 Steps for beginner budgeters Good financial habits to start doing today…

15 Free Meal Planning Worksheets

15 Free Meal Planning Worksheets

Need help meal planning? I used to be so overwhelmed about the idea of meal planning. It always seemed like too much work. But, it was mainly because I didn’t have a way to stay organized or on track. Using a meal planner worksheet can help you not only plan your meals for the week but also save money on your food budget. Check out the list below of 15…

10 Holiday Meals That Won’t Break the Bank

10 Holiday Meals That Won’t Break The Bank

Making holiday meals can be difficult when you are on a budget. When my family gets together for a meal there are 17 of us, and that doesn’t even include our extended family. It can be tough finding holiday meals that taste good and won’t ruin your budget. Today, I have put together a list of 10 Holiday Meals That Won't Break the Bank to help you plan your menu…

25 Birthday Freebies to Make Your Day Special

25 Birthday Freebies To Make Your Day Special

Of course you want to get free stuff on your birthday. Who doesn’t? To help you make the day extra special we have put together a list of 25 birthday freebies. This list includes restaurants, activities and retailers. Most of the items on this list will require you to submit an email address to get the birthday freebie. I hope this list helps to make your day extra special! Related…

10 Free Fall Activities for you and your family

10 Free Fall Activities For You And Your Family

Where I live, fall is a beautiful season when the leaves are changing and the temperatures are cooling down. This time of year means everything pumpkin flavored and lots of outdoor fun with my family. As the seasons change we like to find activities that we can do together that won’t break the bank. Since there is not a lot of time before the temperatures drop to freezing, we like…

8 Cheap Dinners to Make This Week

8 Cheap Dinners To Make This Week

I stress over making dinner. Not only are my boys picky with what they will eat, but it's hard to keep the costs of meals down. One thing that has helped my family is meal planning. If I plan ahead and have all the meals that we will be eating on our calendar then my stress level is much lower. The key is finding a meal plan for each night…

Summertime Family Grilling Made Simple

Summertime Family Grilling Made Simple

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GrillNGear #CollectiveBias This year for Father's Day my siblings and I decided to bring our families together and celebrate Dad with a fun filled cookout. What better way to show our appreciation than some delicious food fresh off of the grill? For our cookout, I was in charge of grabbing all of…

Feel Happy & Confident This Summer With A Family Bucket List

Feel Happy & Confident This Summer With A Family Bucket List

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ChooseTENA #CollectiveBias   Summertime is upon us which means longer days, shorter nights, and lots of fun filled activities. A lot is changing for us this Summer because we will be welcoming a new member to our family in the next couple of weeks. We are determined to make this one of…

How to meal plan the right way

How To Meal Plan The Right Way

For the longest time I was afraid of meal planning. Just the thought of it filled me with dread. Not only has it helped to relieve stress, but I also save money because I plan our meals around what is on sale at our local grocery stores. In this post I want to share a few tips and tricks for meal planning. I do want to say there are a…

5 Ways to Make Mornings Stress Free

5 Ways To Make Mornings Stress Free

Are your mornings stressful? I try to stick to a routine as much as possible, but it is difficult getting my 3 boys up and ready before the school bus comes. Normally, I am a pretty productive person, but I get into these slumps where everything seems to get extremely hard to manage in the mornings. I feel like I run around like a mad-woman trying to get everything ready…

Are You Raising Well-Mannered Kids?

Are You Raising Well-Mannered Kids?

What does it mean to be raising well-mannered kids? When you think of teaching your kids manners what do you think of? Have you ever been in a situation where your child has done something and you just cringe? Raising kids is tough, but raising well-mannered kids is a challenge. I like to think that my husband and I are instilling manners into our boys, but there are plenty of…

Time Saving Hacks for Parents

Time Saving Hacks For Parents

Don’t you just hate when you are in the middle of doing something and you think to yourself “There has to be a better way of doing this.” I find myself saying this over and over again. Lately, my main goal has been to figure out ways to be more efficient and save time throughout the day. Even though I am productive throughout the day and I have shared my…

Save Time & Money on School Lunches

Save Time & Money On School Lunches

Kicking off a new school year can be challenging for both parents and kids, especially when your child will be spending a full day at school. Lunchtime shouldn’t add to the stress of the transition from summer chaos to the routine of the school year. My oldest son, Connor, will be starting first grade. He is beyond thrilled to be spending the entire day at school, but he is especially…