Baby Department Lightning Deals at Amazon [Graco, JJCole, and More]

Check out the baby department Lightning Deals on the docket at Amazon today: 10 am ET:...more

Toy Lightning Deals for Monday [Tolo, Corolle, Breyer, and More]

Don’t miss these toy department Lightning Deals at Amazon today: 9 am ET:...more

My Top 5 Smartphone Apps

I’ve had my smartphone for a little over a year now, and I have to say, I really do love it. Because of my Ting wireless plan, I feel like I have all the upsides of a smartphone and none of the downsides: I have a low bill (usually $12/month) and no contract with Ting, and because of the way the Ting plan operates (You pay for what you use), I am not prone to using my phone when out and about. Since I’m trying to be mindful of my smartphone habits, I don’t use a whole lot of apps ....more

5 Fresh Ways to Stay Motivated While Paying Down Debt

Since it’s been nearly five years since I originally paid off the $10k in credit card debt I racked up in college, I think I’d forgotten just how difficult it is to pay off debt. After revealing that I was still in debt, and posting two great progress updates (See January and February), a handful of readers have written to ask if I had any advice for paying off debt, including a great question on...more

5 Steps to Take to Protect Your Child’s Identity

Whether your child is 12 month or 12 years old, chances are you’re thinking about their future. For my husband and I, that means saving now for future expenses such as a wedding, or a down payment on a house for our daughter. ...more

Crispy Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Typical conversation at my house when I’m planning our weekly menu: Mom: “what do you want to eat this week?” Daughter #1: “chicken tenders” Daughter #2: “chicken tenders” Mom: “really? That’s all you’ve got?” Daughters” yep” Chicken tenders are requested A LOT at my house. And they’re really not hard to make ....more

Are you ‘poor’ or are you simply ‘broke’?

Maybe you don’t think there’s a difference between being ‘poor’ or ‘broke’, but this is how I see it. Being Poor = You simply don’t […] ...more

Meal plan for March 23rd – 29th

Let me just say that I feel like I’m going to be super absent now that t-ball season is here....more

End of An Era: Honorable Discharge

Today I received my official Honorable Discharge certificate from the Texas Air National Guard.  My best friend from Tech School where the training really started said it best when she told me that it was the end of an era....more