10 Tips if you're planning to become a ONE income family

Since 2012 our family has been a one income family. The day that I found out I was pregnant with Annabella, Jonathan and I decided I would not go back to work after she was born, unless it was absolutely necessary. I was determined to be a stay at home mom to my girls. Working mothers have the absolute hardest jobs of all. They have to juggle their jobs, homes, children and husbands all at the same time. Jobs are not flexible for mothers and the guilt is overwhelming. So working moms, I salute you and I feel for you....more

10 Frugal Tips For New Moms To Actually Save You Money

You’ve heard the stories. How raising a child from birth to 18 years of age will cost the average family $245,000. The expensive gear you absolutely need to keep your baby safe and comfortable. The childcare, the formula, and the zillions of diapers. ...more
Forego the changing table and put a changing pad on a dresser. The dresser can be used much ...more

How to save $$ at the Grocery store.

When I think about saving money at the grocery store, I see it as an easy task, but I've been doing it for 4 years now. In the 4 years of doing so, I've probably saved around $22,000! That's roughly saying I've saved $100 a week. ...more

Planning a Bachelorette Party? Check out my three tips!

I have been on my fair share of bachelorette parties. I’ve been to the wineries for the day, Hampton’s for the night, Atlantic City for the weekend. I’ve been bar-hopping in New York City and I’ve line-danced in Nashville. Every bachelorette party was unique to the bride. They were all fun in their own special way, and when it came time for my bachelorette, I wanted to make sure all the bases were covered. My matrons of honor (yes, I had three) were set on planning something for me, but I wanted to take the reins on this one....more

Cutting Textbook Costs

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9 Easy Ways to Save Money to Travel

Travel is my passion, and in the last six years, I’ve taken big family trips to Thailand, Morocco, Ireland, Greece, the American West, Florida, New Orleans, and Chicago. I’ve also gone to the Netherlands with my husband and Costa Rica on my own (travel posts)....more

A Year (Almost) Without Shopping

For most people, New Year's means drinking champagne and making a half-hearted resolution to lose that last ten pounds. For me, it signals the end of the month-long retail bacchanal known as the holiday season. I'm not against buying gifts for the kids and family, but unfortunately for me, spending time in the shopping arena means constant temptation to buy stuff for myself. And by stuff, I mean clothes. I celebrated New Year's Eve by making one last night-before-the-diet stop at my favorite store, picking up only a navy open cardigan, on sale....more