Lisa Michelle

Blogger at MoneyHipMamas.com, a mommy blog about all things personal finance and some fun stuff on the side (DIY home projects, organzation, product reviews, etc.).

Why You're Probably a Better Mom/Wife Than You Think

I learned a lot of life-changing lessons through my experience with PPA. One of the most important (and surprising) lessons was that I couldn't always trust my thoughts. This was news to me--I was a 4.0 student (up until college when I got a life and consequently got a little distracted--oops). I thought I was smart and had a strong mind....more
Wow, I think I have done all of those at least once and several of those repeatedly! Great ...more

Having Another Baby After Postpartum Anxiety

This blog post originally appeared on the blog www.postpartumstruggles.com.About me: My name is Lisa. I’ve been married for six years and have two wonderful boys, ages 2 years and (almost) 2 months. ...more

DIY Christmas Ornament Ball Wreath Tutorial - Cheap and Easy!

Cheap and easy ornament wreath tutorial - includes complete shopping list and step-by-step tutorial. See full instructions here:http://www.moneyhipmamas.com/2013/11/diy-christmas-ornament-ball-wreath.html...more

Date Night Series: Dinner and a Movie for Cheap (Babysitting Included!)

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Arguing About Money? Two Things That Could Save Your Marriage

So I was reading an article about how arguments over finances are the #1 predictor of divorce. I think a lot of people suspected or assumed that was true, but this study proved it. The part of the article that got me excited was the researchers' suggestions for preventing and repairing those issues....more
Communication is the key to to surviving money issues in a relationship - as a financial planner ...more

Welcoming my new Money Hip Baby! (My Favorite Things for Pregnancy, Labor, and Newborns)

Well, this blog just hit a couple milestones. We reached over 10,000 views per month (thanks everyone for reading!) and... I just had another Money Hip Baby!A little over a week ago I had my second baby, my first totally natural birth (to a 9-pounder, no less). It has been a beautiful experience. I am about 1,000 times less stressed this time around than I was with my first. So in celebration of this beautiful new baby, I thought I'd throw together a list of the things that have helped me the most throughout my pregnancy, labor & delivery, and recovery with a newborn....more
Oh I love natural birth stories! I had them with both. Best experiences of my life.more

Saving For Kids' College Education—What You Need To Know: TOP 10 FAQs about 529 Plans

Does saving for your kid’s college education seem like a good idea, but that’s about as far as you’ve thought it through? Luckily for you, I’ve already gone through the pain of researching 529 plans for you (Don’t feel too bad for me—I voluntarily got a Masters in Accounting with an emphasis in taxation, so clearly I have a weird sense of what's "interesting"). Browse through these 10 FAQs and if you still have questions, shoot me a comment....more

How to Host a My Favorite Things Party

Back in July, my friend and I hosted a My Favorite Things party. It was basically just an excuse to have a girls night (I'm always looking for an excuse), but the exchange ended up being a total hit. Clearly, I love talking about My Favorite Things and turns out everyone else does, too....more

Best Birthday Freebies (and Giveaway Winner!)

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first (but not last!) giveaway.  We appreciated the warm welcome, especially the great ideas for upcoming posts. Stick around to hear us address all of those topics (college savings plans, credit cards, student loans, investments, etc.). I told you--we're nerds, so we actually can't wait. Expect a lot of fun posts in between, too. The winner is.......more

Introducing Money Hip Mamas & $25 Amazon Giveaway

Welcome to Money Hip Mamas!...more