We all want the best for our kids and we all definitely want them to do better than we ever did, right? Even the most well-meaning parents can try to plan or save for their kids future and just totally drop the ball. I get it, it’s tough to save when there are sports, holidays and birthdays to pay for. Not to mention for the first 13 years kids basically need a new wardrobe every 6 months! Being a parent is financially exhausting (amongst other things). Thankfully, in the digital age, making smart money moves for our kids is easier (and more automatic) than ever. In a recent pivot we did, we took our kids from a high-yield savings account to opening their own investment accounts and it all took 5 minutes or less! I’ll walk you through the steps on how easy it is to set up an account for your kids and how you can help them save big time with only $25 a month!
Have you ever gotten out of a bad relationship and just wanted to chuck everything that person ever touched? If so there is a reason for this! The things we touch and use and the space we live in can contain a lot of the energy left behind by certain people, arguments or relationships. In order to feel fully cleansed of a bad experience or to feel like you can get a fresh start, doing a full energy declutter of your space can feel like such a breath of fresh air. This is a practice I turn to quite often whenever I feel like I need a little reset or need an energy boost and I want to share 8 things that I do that have helped me clear the energy in my home.
Let’s be honest, the hardest struggle for most people when it comes to decluttering is letting go of sentimental items. We carry around things that people we love once bought us. Sometimes we carry around the things that once belonged to someone we love. A lot of times we attach our possessions to people and without knowing it can be carrying around a lot of excess baggage that really isn’t serving any purpose. Well, once we downsized our house I decided it was time to stop storing that stuff and start displaying it. Instead of holding onto sentimental items, I was ready to start displaying them in a way that felt authentic and showed people who I am. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Ok, I’m feeling super frustrated this morning after a simple Google search on how to manage toy clutter. Parents of the world, when did we sign up to make our kid’s play room one more area of stress? Are we actually expected to run their toys like a 24 hour factory? I don’t know about you, but I have better things to do with my time. I have this thing called a life that I want to lead. Call me crazy, but I don’t think obsessing over or managing toy clutter like a boss will ever be a top priority in my life. There, I said it. Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, let me share my way easier solution to toy clutter that apparently no other mom blogs dare to attempt.
We all want to be able to come home at the end of a long day, plop down our head and drift off to dream land without and hiccups or stress, right? Unfortunately, what we tend to do is bring all of our baggage to the bedroom. We bring the stress from the day, marital fights and sometimes, without realizing it, we can be bringing down the energy in a big way. So, to help you keep your bedroom feeling like a sanctuary, we’ve put together 5 crazy simple things that you can do to clear the energy and create a tranquil bedroom to help you sleep better than a baby. (Because let’s face it, babies don’t actually sleep all that great.)
I absolutely loved hearing that the University of Texas Austin did a study on people’s homes and personalities. For those of us who have always wanted to capture that cozy, welcoming feeling of home, but just can’t seem to make our space feel homey enough, you are going to love what their findings showed! So, what is the secret key that makes a home feel more like a home and less like a house? Let’s get into it…