Can I tell you a little secret? Very few people know about this, so consider yourself privileged. 😉 Our Debt Secret Only two months into our marriage, we had to sell my husband’s car for TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS less than what he owed on it in order to get out of paying 18% interest onContinue Reading..
Hi there! I’m Chelsea and I blog over at The Contented Wife Blog. I’m so excited to be taking over Charlee’s blog today to share with you how I planned my son’s first birthday party on a budget. We threw a nice birthday party without breaking the bank and you can too! © jfunk /Continue Reading..
Today I’m hanging out with Chelsea from Mommie & Wee! You might remember her from when she guest posted over here about the 3 Super Easy Steps for a Rockin’ Bod. Show her some love today! She was so kind to reciprocate and let me spend time talking to her fans for a day! Here’s aContinue Reading..
I was not paid to write this post. I received a product to review, and I will only review products that could benefit my readers. The opinions in this post are completely my own based on my experience. I’m a busy mom. I may be a stay-at-home mom, but I have plenty on my plate. The dishes needContinue Reading..
In my post on how eating habits start with parents, I listed the 10 rules that should be followed in order to teach your kids the right way to eat (according to the French). Today, I’d like to discuss one of my favorite rules that I follow (almost) always. If you read through the list ofContinue Reading..
I get all choked up, quite literally, if I take prenatal vitamins without following the tips I’m going to share with you today. My gag reflex kicks in and they just won’t go down! © Johan Larson / Dollar Photo Club Until I started trying for kids, I avoided pills and vitamins with a vengeance. I neverContinue Reading..
Over the last seven years, since I started grocery shopping for myself and my family, I’ve noticed one very harsh reality: the cost of cheese is going up and I don’t see it coming back down. *UPDATE 6/17/2015: It’s coming down!! [AdSense-A] I like cheese. I like to use it in my food. I like toContinue Reading..
I’ve got a sweet little story for you today. It involves my first-born and lots and lots of…POOP! Haha. It was the middle of the night, I was sleeping, and I heard a faint cry in the back of my mind. It got louder and louder until I realized, THAT’S MY BABY! I jumped outContinue Reading..
When it comes to spending habits, I’m somewhat a blend of both of my parents. My mom is a spender, my dad is a saver. I tend to lean more towards the saver and sometimes I border on being cheap, but in the last little while I’ve been an all-out spender, my second mistake asContinue Reading..
My oldest daughter is an eater. She has her days, of course, and she has certain foods that she doesn’t care for, but all in all, she loves to eat. While crackers and bread top her favorite foods list, she also frequently requests craisins and tomatoes. Am I just lucky to have such a greatContinue Reading..
Just in the last few years of my life, I’ve come to regard food in a very high manner. Growing up, I ate food that was convenient rather than healthy, cheap rather than nutritious. We ate from cans, boxes, and a freezer filled with highly-processed, convenient snacks. My parents owned 8 vending machines, and IContinue Reading..
Call me strange, but I love spreadsheets. And numbers. How I love solving algebraic equations and calculating how much I spent on everything from baby food and bread to diapers and pantries. Budgeting used to be a hobby for me. Yes, a hobby! Then why am I having a hard time finding time for ourContinue Reading..