• Why every budgeter should have food storage

    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…

  • Mind blowing research that points to the best way to get out of debt

    The BEST Way to Get Out of Debt: Read This Mind-Blowing Research

    If you’re like me, you really want to get out of debt but you’ve heard SO many different suggestions that it’s all a bit overwhelming.  Getting out of debt is a huge goal my husband and I have right now. We’re making big sacrifices in order to have a couple hundred buck to pay back with each month. So believe me, I don’t want to be putting all that work in and then not paying off debt in the most effective way.  I’m guessing you’re the same. Who wants to waste time and money doing something that doesn’t work? Luckily, neither of us have to wonder about the best way…

  • Four cute Valentine's Day cards for kids and adults

    Cute Valentine’s Day Cards – Free Printables

    Want some unique, cute Valentine’s Day cards that will only cost as much as the card stock you print them on? Well, you’re in luck! Here are four original, super cute Valentine’s Day cards we’ve made just for out readers! Cute Valentine’s Day Cards (Printable & FREE) *This article may contain 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. The Valentine’s Day we’ve made for you are are found in our Free Resource Library. They’re all together in one document (a four page PDF) with each design on a separate…

  • Budget Motivation Tips to Help You Stay on Track

    3 Budget Motivation Tips to Help Keep Your Finances on Track

    What do you do when you’re broke, stressed to the max about money, and want to give up on your budget? You implement these budget motivation tips! Although it might be tempting to throw in the towel, say, “To heck with it!”, and go on a spending spree or have a good old fashioned breakdown, those don’t help you feel better in the long run. Luckily, spending like crazy and breaking down aren’t your only options when you’re feeling the budgeting blahs. Instead, try this three-step process, and don’t give up on your budget. Don’t Give Up on Your Budget! 3 Budget Motivation Tips. Step 1: Take a break Sometimes you…

  • Use this monthly cleaning schedule to stay on top of all your household cleaning

    How to Make a Monthly Cleaning Schedule That Works

    Looking for a monthly cleaning schedule that will actually work for you? While housework is a never-ending fact of life, the cycle of messes doesn’t have to be overpowering. By learning how to separate your cleaning and tidying tasks, and blocking out your housework to-dos into a monthly cleaning schedule, you can turn “overwhelm” into “under control.” The first step to creating a successful monthly cleaning schedule? Stop using the words “cleaning” and “tidying” interchangeably. Learning the difference between cleaning and tidying CHANGED MY LIFE. Seriously. *This article may contain affiliate links. That means when you buy something using our link, we get a commission at no extra cost to…

  • 6 Ways to Develop Conflict Resolution Skills

    6 Conflict Resolution Skills for Work and Home

    Conflict resolution skills are needed in every aspect of life. Why? Because conflict happens in every aspect of life! Whether it’s at work, home or school, there will always be situations that require you to use tact and diplomacy to figure out. The bad news, if you want to have strong, healthy relationships with people, you can’t just run and hide during times of tension. The good news, you can learn how to use conflict resolution skills productively. They most important thing to remember is that no matter who you’re dealing with, they’re a person first. They have needs, wants and ideas just like everyone else. So, whether you need…

  • 5 Ways to help your husband find happiness

    5 Ways to Help Your Husband Find Happiness

    Finding personal happiness is an important, on-going goal everyone should focus on. But, when you’re in a partnership you’ve got to look out for your partner too. That means sometimes you have to help your husband find happiness. I went through a phase where I was pretty stuck in my own head and my own needs. After a while I realized that my marriage was suffering because of it. No, we weren’t on the brink of divorce, but we were short with each other and were consistently failing to connect.  After realizing a big part of this was because I was only focused on myself, I realized just how important it…

  • Looking to avoid the holiday blues? Here are 5 self care tips to help you avoid the holiday blues.

    How to Avoid the Holiday Blues Using Self Care

    Want to avoid the holiday blues? Regardless of what you call the after-holidays-letdown, it can be a crummy way to cap off the holidays. The good news is that you can set yourself up to avoid the holiday blues, or at least shorten how long they stick around, by putting some self-care into your holiday to-do list. *This article may contain 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. 5 Ways to Avoid The Holiday Blues For most of my adult life I’ve been the type of person to get the…

  • How to pick yourself up after failure - 5 tips to try

    How to Pick Yourself Up After Failure

    Have you ever crashed, burned and just kept crashing? Well, I have. And it makes you feel like you’ll never be able to pick yourself up after failure. Between struggling with my wellbeing, quitting job after job (after job) and morphing into a person I barely recognize, it has been hard to keep my head above water. And honestly, some days I can barely even do that.  So, what do you do when you feel this way? What are you supposed to do when you’ve felt the panic, you understand the anxiety, you’ve sought professional help, and you’re earnestly trying but can’t seem to make any headway? The answer: Keep adjusting.…