• 5 Ways to help your husband find happiness

    5 Ways to Help Your Husband Find Happiness

    Learn how to help your husband find happiness and strengthen your marriage. 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…

  • You should budget. Here are three reasons why.

    Why You Should Budget Budget – Regardless of How Much Money You Make

    You should budget, even if you make good money. It’ll help bring financial stability and secure your financial future. Don’t think you need a budget? I was once there too. I used to think having a budget was lame. In fact, I was worried if I admitted to being concerned about money I’d come across as a tightwad or cheapskate. But, I was wrong! Regardless of how much money you make, budgeting is a positive thing – you should budget. Because, budgeting isn’t just about figuring out how to spend what little money you have. It’s about being strategic and disciplined in how you spend, save, and grow your money…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…