Before I had kids, a good friend told me that if you waited until you were ready (emotionally and financially) you’d never have kids. Bringing a new baby into the mix does bring new expenses, but over the last 7 years and 3 babies I’ve found a few ways to take care of the essentials without feeling extra broke afterward. [Read more…] about How to Afford A New Baby
Every time we went on a Girl Scout hike, we packed GORP. What is GORP you ask? Good Old Raisins and Peanuts.
It’s that simple.
It’s that easy to make GORP. [Read more…] about How to Make Gorp: A Great Snack for Hiking
This week I’ll be getting ready for the new year by co-hosting a new recipe linky party each day. Menu planning is not my strongest homemaking skill and definitely something I want to improve in the new year. One of the easiest ways I’ve found to do it is to use the freezer and make meals ahead. [Read more…] about Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas
Do you want to host Thanksgiving Dinner without spending all of your time in the kitchen? I have a solution for you. Host a slow cooker Thanksgiving. I’ve done this in some capacity for a few years and I can’t wait to host again so I can streamline the process. Crockpots are great for keeping things warm, or even cooking the entire dish, depending on your time. [Read more…] about Host A Slow Cooker Thanksgiving: My Secret To A Stress Free Thanksgiving Dinner
I received an advanced copy of the book Yell Less Love More: How the Orange Rhino Mom Stopped Yelling at Her Kids and How You Can Too! in order to make this review possible. My opinions are 100% my own and I was planning to buy the book anyway.
This occasional Monday post is becoming my place to share personal stories about becoming the mom I want to be. I strive to be mindful, intentional and proactive, not a frazzled hot mess who lets my kids push my buttons. Just like life, finding your “Mom Voice”, discovering your calm and happy place, learning how to take care of you AND your family at the same time…. It’s all a journey with hills and valleys. [Read more…] about Yell Less Love More Review: Why I Love The Orange Rhino’s New Book