• How to Plant Flowers in Pots – The Cheap & Easy Way

    I love the garden center. The big, beautiful, professionally-planted pots of flowers are to die for. (Seriously – the price tag nearly kills me.) I would love to afford those displays for my yard but I can never justify the price. So, I decided it was time to learn how to plant flowers in pots the cheap way. Here’s what I did. And trust me, you can do it too! How to Plant Flowers in Pots – The Cheap & Easy Way *This post contains affiliate links. That means we might be compensated if you purchase producs/services through links in this post. Check out our Terms of Service for more info. …

  • The Breast Pump that Changed My Life: Haakaa Breast Pump Review

    Before my second baby I’d never even heard of the Haakaa silicone breast pump. Then someone on a mom Facebook page started a thread about how AMAZING the pump is, so I decided to check it out. Fast forward to today: Learning how to use Haakaa has changed my milk pumping life! *This article contains affiliate links. That means when you buy something using our link, we get a commission at no extra cost to you. Read more in our terms of service. I used to dread electric pumping. There were so many parts to clean and I had to turn the suction up until it was uncomfortable in order…

  • 3 Quick Tips to Try for Better Budgeting

    Don’t be discouraged if you’re having a hard time budgeting. If it were easy we’d all be a lot richer. So, whether you need some quick wins or you want to strengthen your game, here are 3 easy-to-follow tips to try. 3 Quick Tips for Better Budgeting 1. Weekly Accounting I’ve found weekly accounting to be a really important part of my budgeting process. Here’s how it works: I pick a day (Sunday for me) and a general time (after my kid goes to bed) when I’ll enter all my expenses into my budget spreadsheet.  I open up my online banking and go to the transactions page for my checking…

  • The best grocery apps you didn't know exist

    The Best Grocery Apps You Probably Don’t Know Exist

    If you’re a ruthless deal-hunter, these grocery apps might be just what you need to take your food-buying game to the next level. These grocery apps can do things like track your grocery list, save the best coupons, keep an inventory of your fridge, and even help you comparison shop. So stop putting effort into tasks that your phone can do for you. Who has time for that?! Take a look at these grocery apps and let them do the work for you. *This post contains affiliate links – you can read our affiliate policy here. Basically, this means that if you click on a link and buy something, we’ll make…

  • How I saved $175/month on groceries and still ate healthy

    4 Things I Quit to Save $175/Month on Food (While Still Eating Healthy)

    Want to save money on food? Maybe your grocery budget is tight or you’re looking to free up funds for a savings goal. Either way, you CAN save money on food through planning and shopping smarter. Because, even though groceries are an essential expense, you get to decide just how much to spend. That means groceries are a great thing to tweak when you want to save some cash. If you’re like me though, as much as you want to save money, you don’t want to have to eat junk food to do it. A lot of money saving food advice suggests using coupons, but coupons are often only good…

  • The best secret to save big on groceries

    The Little Known Way to Save Big on Groceries

    When you’re trying to save big on groceries it can seem like you’re at the mercy of the universe. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, the coupons and the sales don’t line up with what you need. And, let’s face it, if you want to eat fresh, healthy food it’s often hard to find discounts for it! But, we know about an AWESOME secret weapon that will help you save big on groceries. Say hello to food share programs! While everyone knows about couponing and in-store points programs to save money, not everyone knows about food share programs. And, it’s about time they do. Because, these types of programs…

  • Grocery shopping on a budge? Use these great hacks!

    The Best Hacks to Help You Grocery Shop on a Budget

    Are your bad habits making it hard to go grocery shopping on a budget? You may not realize this, but if you don’t pay attention to what and how things are scanned at the till, not only could you be PAYING MORE for your groceries, you could also be missing out on opportunities fordiscounts. I know that paying attention at the grocery store checkout is easier said than done. Hacks to Help You Grocery Shop on a Budget But, if you take the time to up your grocery game and implement a few new strategies, your budget will thank you. The theory behind cutting back on overpaying at the grocery checkout…

  • 15 people share how they got out of debt. You can too!

    Get Out of Debt: Let These 15 People Show You How They Did It

    Trying to get out of debt? Owing money can fuel stress and worry like nothing else, but luckily it doesn’t have to be a permanent thing. Actually, lots of people have been able to pay off money (even large amounts of debt) and take back their lives. If being debt-free seems impossible for you, take a look below and get some inspiration from these people who got their personal finances in order and paid down huge debts! Who knows, with a little help from them maybe you could be debt free too! How to Get Out of Debt: Let These 15 People Show You How They Did It  1. ERIN $20,000…

  • The 5 best work from home jobs for mom

    The 5 Best Work From Home Jobs for Moms

    Want to work from home but still have time to spend with your kids? When I was faced with going back to work and putting my baby in daycare, I knew I didn’t want to do that, so I needed to find some ways to make money from home. Luckily, I found a few sources of work-from-home income and so far I’ve managed to make enough money to help ends meet. I have a ways to go, but I’m making it work.  The jobs I list here are jobs that you can easily do from home while your kids sleep (though you may need a few day-time hours for some of them).…

  • How I stayed home with my baby when I thought I couldn't afford it

    I Couldn’t Afford to Stay at Home With My Baby — Here’s How I Did it Anyway

    Recently I found myself struggling to afford to stay at homewith my baby. My maternity leave was ending, and after going over all our income and expenses, I was devastated! It seemed like there was no way around it—I could NOT afford to stay at homewith my child. Luckily, I decided not to give up. With some creative thinking, hard work, and some sacrifice, I figured out how to afford to be a stay at home mom. The following points include the most important things I did to allow me to stay home with my baby. While I’m not perfect at doing all of the following things, I’m working on all of them,…