• How to Save Money On Dog Essentials With These 5 Tips

    Save money dog essentials. Dog ownership doesn’t have to cost a fortune! How many times has the thought of those puppy dog eyes had you justifying blowing the budget? If you’re like me, the answer is far too often. But, the good news is, it’s totally possible to save money on dog essentials with a little bit of creativity! Dog Ownership Doesn’t Have to Cost a Fortune As much as I love my mutt I know how expensive dogs can be. But, I also know they don’t have to be AS expensive as we make them – i.e, you can save money on dog ownership. When you commit to an…

  • Should I opt for a joint bank account after marraige

    Should You Opt for A Joint Bank Account After Marriage?

    Should me and my husband get a joint bank account? What are the benefits of a joint bank account after marriage? How do I know if joint banking is right for me? Ever wonder if you and your husband should opt for joint bank accounts once you’re married? (As in getting rid of any and all personal accounts except for things like RRSPs and TFSAs). Honestly, when I first got hitched I was super against it. I believed in financial transparency, but I thought that only having joint accounts) would be detrimental to my independence. But, over the years, we slowly started to move toward total joint banking and after 6+ years…

  • Wondering what questions you should ask before getting married? Here are 100 relationship questions to start out with!

    100 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married

    Want to know what questions to ask before your get married? Keep reading! Here are 100 Questions you should ask before you get married to promote healthy communication and ensure compatibility. Getting married is a big deal! And for me, it was also a stressful time. Between planning the wedding and figuring out things like post-wedding living arrangement, your world can become thrown out of balance. But, one thing you shouldn’t lose sight of is that while a wedding is a fun thing, it’s the marriage that’s important in all of it. So, what can you do to help yourself focus on building a foundation for a solid marriage? For…

  • 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

    Learn how to afford being a stay at home mom. I found myself struggling to afford staying at home with my baby several months after my son was born. My maternity leave was ending, and after going over all our income and expenses, I could not make the money add up! It seemed like there was no way around it—I could NOT afford to stay at home with my child. Luckily, I decided not to give up. With some creative thinking, hard work, and a lot of 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…

  • FAQs about homemaking

    13 Frequently Asked Questions (And Answers) About Homemaking

    Consider this your go-to list for questions and answers about homemaking. Not only will it answer important questions about homemaking itself but it will help you understand why people CHOOSE this lifestyle. I think that far too often we snub the thought of fulltime homemaking. You know, thinking it’s for lazy, uneducated or unmotivated women who likely have a rich husband. But, after I quit my fulltime corporate job and wound up becoming a full-time homemaker myself, I realized just how wrong that that thinking is. My goal in writing this post is to help promote understanding and appreciation for those who choose to focus on home and family full…

  • Ever wonder what homemakers do all day? Keep reading to find out.

    10 Things a homemaker does all day

    Ever wonder what a homemaker does all day? I used to too. When I was working a fulltime corporate job it was easy to think homemaking was the lazy girl’s way to get out of the responsibilities of work. Sure, deep down being a homemaker seemed like something that would be nice, but it also seemed associated with an antiquated social system that kept women at home and in the kitchen. But, in my search to find inner peace and greater purpose, I actually ended up leaving my job to become a fulltime homemaker. And you know what? I’ve never been happier while working this much. So what does a…

  • How to avoid mom burnout using self care

    How To Avoid Mom Burnout With These 4 Self-Care Tips

    Are you experiencing the overwhelm of mom burnout? Do you know you need to change something in your busy #momlife but you’re not sure what? Our friend Erin over at Mama Bear & Cub has joined us for a post on some great self-care tips to help you make positive changes in your fight to find balance! Keep reading to get her great advice! Avoid Mom Burnout With These 4 Self-Care Tips Moms can get lost in the day to day routine of feeding schedules, diaper changes and nap times. A mother’s instinct is to care for and protect her child, however, that does not mean YOUR self-care should be…

  • Learn how to save money on your winter utility bill

    6 Super Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Winter Utility Bill

    How to save money on utility bills in winter. With the constant increases in prices and taxes, it can seem almost impossible to save money on winter utility bills. And, let’s face it, you’re really at the mercy of the weather. While some might luck out and have the mildest winter on record, what do you do when your winter is one of the harshest in years? As it turns out, there are a few things you can do AND they’re pretty easy. While these tricks won’t drop your winter utility bill to $0, they will help you see a lower number on that bill. 6 Super Easy Ways to…

  • Did you know that food storage can help you save money? Buying items on sale and stocking up can provide long term benefits.

    3 Reasons to Create a Food Storage Even if You’re on a Budget

    Not sure you need to worry about building a food storage when you’re on a tight budget? (Let alone build one at all?!?) Food storage often gets associated with super extreme, maybe sometimes a little crazy, people. (Like the extreme couponers and doomsday preppers on reality TV.) But, I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to go to any crazy lengths to understand the value of food storage. (And to start building one of your own.) It doesn’t matter if you have a years worth of supplies in your stockpile or just a couple of weeks worth of pantry items. Every household can benefit from some shape or…

  • Science-backed was to finally stick to your goals in 2020

    Are You Ready to Finally Stick to Your Goals? These 2 Science-Backed Methods Can Help.

    Do you struggle to stick to your goals? You know, those goals you make about exercising, saving money and getting your life together. If you’re like me, a lot of your goals get thrown out in less than a week, and you just can’t muster the motivation to change. You reallllly want to finally stick to your goals, but life is always throwing you “excuses” not to get it together. But, what if you’re not going about things the right way? Science says there could be a couple ways to increase your chances of sticking to your goals by anywhere from 25%-56%.1 Amazing, right? And these tips don’t have anything to do…