Parenting

Raise awesome kids without breaking the bank or losing your sanity. Find frugal fun activities, strategies to afford college, and tips to navigate this crazy ride called motherhood.

How to Ask for College Fund Contributions Instead of Gifts

The bigger your family is, the more often you have to answer the question, “What would your children like for their birthday, the holidays, or for getting straight A’s?” (Okay, wishful thinking on that last one. No straight A’s in my house.) And the more gifts your children get, the bigger the pile of stuff …

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Cost of Homeschooling

What It Really Costs to Homeschool Your Child

Are you curious about homeschooling but unsure of the costs involved? We’ve been there. We stumbled into the decision of homeschooling without knowing much about how it worked or how much of our resources it would take. Wading into educating our kids at home was scary and exciting. And figuring out the costs was eye-opening. …

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How to Pack Lightly When Traveling With Kids

There is something about traveling with kids that makes you want to embrace staycations until they are teenagers. Whether you’re preparing to see relatives for a holiday, travel to visit friends or go on a vacation you can’t avoid packing. And how you pack can determine how stressful your trip with your tiny people is. …

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How to use the Four Gift Rule

Four Gift Rule: How to Have A Great Holiday Without the Waste

“The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads; And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap, Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.” – Clement Clarke Moore Well, guess what, Dad? Mama isn’t ready for sleep yet. I know what …

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Best financial gifts for young people

Set Young Adults On The Path to Financial Success With These Gifts

From age 15 to 24, it’s like something breaks in your brain. You’ve got it all figured out and good luck to anyone that questions you. But having the right financial tools at this age can make a massive difference in long-term success. So, how do you get the young adults in your life to …

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Free fun family activities

35 Fantastic Free Family Activities For Your Weekend

Want to create fantastic family memories without busting your budget? Entertaining our kids on the weekends doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Every time you choose to do something a little unique, without spending money, are moments your kids will remember forever. So to help you find that special time with your family, here are 35 …

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