365 Ways to Live a Better Life in 365 Days. Declutter. Simplify. Live with Purpose.

365 Ways to Live a Better Life in 365 Days. Declutter. Simplify. Live with Purpose.

Have you ever noticed how most of us tend to go into a New Year all gung-ho for the changes we can make, only to crash and burn after 3 weeks. We stop going to the gym, we fail to be kind, we over-spent again. The list of slip ups and whoopsies are endless. So,…

The 50 Most Requested Copycat Recipes. Stop Eating Out and Save Money!

The 50 Most Requested Copycat Recipes. Stop Eating Out and Save Money!

Sometimes the temptation to eat out at your favorite restaurant is just too great. You want to save money, but you also want to treat yourself to some super yummy foods. I get it! I am a big fan of not cooking dinner. However, in the name of saving money and paying off debt, considering…

5 Ways to Inspire Giving to Keep Kids Humble at Christmas Time
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5 Ways to Inspire Giving to Keep Kids Humble at Christmas Time

I hope I’m not the only one who has happened upon a Christmas-crazed child who seems overly obsessed with presents and the Christmas tree instead of giving and togetherness. No? Just me? Just my kids? Great. Well, even still, if there happens to be some other Christmas-crazed parents out there who want to find a…

An Open Letter to That Stay at Home Mom Who Dreams of More Than Motherhood

An Open Letter to That Stay at Home Mom Who Dreams of More Than Motherhood

I never thought I would be here. My dreams never included staying at home. In fact, my dreams didn’t even include children for a very long time. Yet, here I am, not only staying home but homeschooling my kids. Who am I? Did I always dream of motherhood? Am I an introvert who loves the…

Crazy Ways to Figure Out Your Life Goals and Start Planning for Them

Crazy Ways to Figure Out Your Life Goals and Start Planning for Them

I was listening to a podcast this morning about simple living. Both women began discussing how they found minimalism in their lives. As I listened, it occurred to me that maybe not everyone actually knows what their life goals are. In fact, I’m sure not everyone knows. So what can you do to start getting…

How to Start a Successful College Fund for Your Child on a Small Budget
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How to Start a Successful College Fund for Your Child on a Small Budget

I wish I would have known sooner the major importance of building savings at a young age. After spending years of letting our kids blow their birthday money on shopping sprees, we finally decided to start being smart with their savings. Not many parents are aware of savings accounts for kids beyond what their local…