Saving Money

8 Steps to Create a Cozy Minimalist Home

  I’m a huge proponent of minimalism, but decorating a home with less is tricky. If you look in magazines and through Pinterest, most of the homes are full of stuff. Bookshelves are filled with knick-knacks, books, and artwork. So how do you have a put-together...

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Quit Overspending at Costco with this Grocery Guide

  Have you ever walked into Costco to buy a handful of items and end up with a cart full that cost hundreds of dollars?  Most of us can quickly fill our cart with unplanned items like no other.  And don't get me started about those samples!  We all love 'em, but...

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Live Like a College Student

One of the best pieces of financial advice we have been given was from my mom. She told us to live like college students as long as you possibly can. You may be thinking that you made some of the worst financial decisions of your life in college. That’s not what she...

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#DebtDumpChallenge

  Have you ever made a goal that seemed almost unreachable? Something so big that it is scary to say out loud because if you say it out loud, you might actually have to do it. Well, I’m about to do that, I’m going to share our big goal… We are going to pay off...

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4 Surprising Free Resources at the Library

Let me just put this out there…I LOVE the library. If you haven’t been to a library recently, GO! Libraries are not like they were when I was a kid. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed going to the library as a child, but they pretty much only had books, a few movies, and CD’s. Now, libraries are totally upping their game! The resources are amazing and free!

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How to Save 40% on Groceries Without Coupons

Can you imagine saving 40% of your monthly grocery bill every month? This isn’t just a one time deal; it is a continual monthly savings source.  Now think back to how much you typically spend on groceries in a month, what is 40% of that number? Wouldn’t it be amazing to save that much each month!   You could pay down debt, buy something you love, save for a vacation, or whatever.

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Intentional Living

7 Minimalism Lifestyle Benefits

What we own impacts our wallets, time, energy, and our stress level. Don’t we all want to have the freedom to do more of what makes us feel alive? But most of us aren’t living in that freedom. Amberlee Rich shares how Minimalism impacts every area of our lives.

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Live Like a College Student

One of the best pieces of financial advice we have been given was from my mom. She told us to live like college students as long as you possibly can. You may be thinking that you made some of the worst financial decisions of your life in college. That’s not what she...

read more

Is Fear Holding You Back?

I didn’t realize until lately how fearful I truly am. Do you ever feel like you know yourself so well and then something happens and you figure out something new about yourself?  Our own perceptions of ourselves are probably skewed. Maybe most people knew I was living...

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3 Benefits of Downsizing Your Home Even with a Family

  We thought we were moving way up when we moved out of our 749 sq. ft. apartment into our 2,500 sq. ft. home on a quarter-acre lot. Our five bedroom home (for just my husband and I) needed a lot of TLC since it was foreclosure. But once we fixed it up enough to...

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Transform Your Motherhood Through Prayer Journaling

  *Disclosure: There are a few affiliate links on this post to give you a better idea of what Bibles I am recommending. If you choose to purchase through the link, I will receive a little cut. Thanks!   I struggled with reading my Bible and praying for...

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Marriage: 3 Ways to be More Intentional with Your Spouse

Marriage is a big deal. It is so sad that so many marriages are failing and Christians aren’t excluded. I knew the statistic (40-50% of couples divorce and the rate is even higher for those with prior divorces) going into marriage, but the statistics never really impacted me.

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How to Create a Family Conversational Hub

Did you know that according to new research, American families get only 37 minutes of quality time together each day? This statistic is staggering. How can we create intentional routines to get back more quality time with our families?

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Create a Family Culture that Loves to Read

There is so much negativity out there on reading. So many adults and kids hate reading. I want my kids to enjoy and love reading. I love the quote by Harry Truman, “Leaders are readers.” This is so true!! Being a continual learner is key to success.

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Are You Teachable, Momma?

One of the most important qualities I want to live out and pass on to my kids is being teachable. If you are teachable, you are constantly learning, doing research, being a good listener, and moving forward. Being teachable casts away pride.

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How to Create a Family Mission Statement

Are you are wanting to become more intentional with your family, but you’re not sure what that looks like? Start by creating a family mission statement. A mission statement may seem too corporate for you, but hear me out. The family mission statement will really get your whole family on the same page. The mission statement gives you a chance to prioritize what your family is all about.

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Minimalism

8 Steps to Create a Cozy Minimalist Home

  I’m a huge proponent of minimalism, but decorating a home with less is tricky. If you look in magazines and through Pinterest, most of the homes are full of stuff. Bookshelves are filled with knick-knacks, books, and artwork. So how do you have a put-together...

read more

7 Minimalism Lifestyle Benefits

What we own impacts our wallets, time, energy, and our stress level. Don’t we all want to have the freedom to do more of what makes us feel alive? But most of us aren’t living in that freedom. Amberlee Rich shares how Minimalism impacts every area of our lives.

read more

How I Gained Time & Energy Back as a Busy Mom

  Have you ever been at a place in life where you looked around and wondered how did I ever get to this point?  I had that realization while I was nursing my son a little over two years ago.  My life seemed like a blur, an endless parade of duties.  It was like I...

read more

Live Like a College Student

One of the best pieces of financial advice we have been given was from my mom. She told us to live like college students as long as you possibly can. You may be thinking that you made some of the worst financial decisions of your life in college. That’s not what she...

read more

#DebtDumpChallenge

  Have you ever made a goal that seemed almost unreachable? Something so big that it is scary to say out loud because if you say it out loud, you might actually have to do it. Well, I’m about to do that, I’m going to share our big goal… We are going to pay off...

read more

3 Benefits of Downsizing Your Home Even with a Family

  We thought we were moving way up when we moved out of our 749 sq. ft. apartment into our 2,500 sq. ft. home on a quarter-acre lot. Our five bedroom home (for just my husband and I) needed a lot of TLC since it was foreclosure. But once we fixed it up enough to...

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What Marie Kondo Taught Me

Marie Kondo is taking the world by storm, but why? Marie Kondo’s book teaches anyone how to declutter once and promises that you will never have to do it again. Let me say, who wouldn’t love that. Sign me up for that!!

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4 Tweaks to a Clutter-Free Home

I don’t know about you, but when my house is in utter chaos, I feel like my life is in chaos. Piles of dishes and laundry to fold can totally derail me. My endless to-do list can make me feel like I am not accomplishing anything.  I don’t think I am the only mom who feels like this.

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4 Surprising Free Resources at the Library

Let me just put this out there…I LOVE the library. If you haven’t been to a library recently, GO! Libraries are not like they were when I was a kid. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed going to the library as a child, but they pretty much only had books, a few movies, and CD’s. Now, libraries are totally upping their game! The resources are amazing and free!

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5 Steps to a Tidy Kitchen

Do you ever look at all the piles of stuff everywhere and feel totally overwhelmed? I used to feel like I could never keep my house clean, even before having kids. Once I started having children, the mess just got worse and I kept excusing it, blaming it on my kids. I realized that I needed to change myself and start creating habits to keep my home in a less chaotic state.

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Motherhood

Feeling Judged as a Parent?

  I’m calling all you perfect parents out there, those with Ph.D.’s and parenting expert titles. If you have children that listen the first time you ask, who eat all the food on their plate, and who never have a tantrum, please do share your insights with us. But...

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Stop the Mommy Judgment Cycle

There are so many societal and personal expectations of being mothers that makes us feel like we are never enough. How often do we see #badmom or #momfails? We see the highlight reels of other moms on Facebook and Instagram and we don’t feel like we add up. This fuels the mommy judgment cycle.

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How I Gained Time & Energy Back as a Busy Mom

  Have you ever been at a place in life where you looked around and wondered how did I ever get to this point?  I had that realization while I was nursing my son a little over two years ago.  My life seemed like a blur, an endless parade of duties.  It was like I...

read more

Is Fear Holding You Back?

I didn’t realize until lately how fearful I truly am. Do you ever feel like you know yourself so well and then something happens and you figure out something new about yourself?  Our own perceptions of ourselves are probably skewed. Maybe most people knew I was living...

read more

Transform Your Motherhood Through Prayer Journaling

  *Disclosure: There are a few affiliate links on this post to give you a better idea of what Bibles I am recommending. If you choose to purchase through the link, I will receive a little cut. Thanks!   I struggled with reading my Bible and praying for...

read more

Are You Teachable, Momma?

One of the most important qualities I want to live out and pass on to my kids is being teachable. If you are teachable, you are constantly learning, doing research, being a good listener, and moving forward. Being teachable casts away pride.

read more

Parenting

Feeling Judged as a Parent?

  I’m calling all you perfect parents out there, those with Ph.D.’s and parenting expert titles. If you have children that listen the first time you ask, who eat all the food on their plate, and who never have a tantrum, please do share your insights with us. But...

read more

Transform Your Motherhood Through Prayer Journaling

  *Disclosure: There are a few affiliate links on this post to give you a better idea of what Bibles I am recommending. If you choose to purchase through the link, I will receive a little cut. Thanks!   I struggled with reading my Bible and praying for...

read more

How to Create a Family Conversational Hub

Did you know that according to new research, American families get only 37 minutes of quality time together each day? This statistic is staggering. How can we create intentional routines to get back more quality time with our families?

read more

Create a Family Culture that Loves to Read

There is so much negativity out there on reading. So many adults and kids hate reading. I want my kids to enjoy and love reading. I love the quote by Harry Truman, “Leaders are readers.” This is so true!! Being a continual learner is key to success.

read more

Are You Teachable, Momma?

One of the most important qualities I want to live out and pass on to my kids is being teachable. If you are teachable, you are constantly learning, doing research, being a good listener, and moving forward. Being teachable casts away pride.

read more

How to Create a Family Mission Statement

Are you are wanting to become more intentional with your family, but you’re not sure what that looks like? Start by creating a family mission statement. A mission statement may seem too corporate for you, but hear me out. The family mission statement will really get your whole family on the same page. The mission statement gives you a chance to prioritize what your family is all about.

read more

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