Eliminating Debt for the Modern Mom

Graduating from college is one of the happiest, momentous, exciting, saddest, horrifying, and turbulent times for any adult, nonetheless a mother also dealing with the needs of a family. With such a large range of emotions, focusing on the next steps in life becomes difficult. Life altering decisions hang in the balance while you transition from a student to a full-time participant in the world of capitalism as an employee or entrepreneur. … [Read more...]

Monday Morning Link Up | Giveaway Linky

Monday Morning Link Up | Giveaway Linky Welcome to Monday Morning Link Up! This is a great way to spread the word about your giveaways and find a few to enter as well! The rules are simple: 1) Giveaways must be family friendly 2) Check out a few giveaways for yourself! (there is no obligation to enter any) … [Read more...]

The 7 Best Movies to Watch If You’re a Music Fanatic

If you love music and everything to do with it, there are a few movies that you’ll appreciate both the storyline and soundtrack of. Music can really bring a movie to life. Here are some of the best movies to watch whether you play or are just a big fan of music. Chicago A huge Broadway hit, this movie was made in 2002. If you are a fan of musicals and Broadway shows, you’ll love the music-filled movie set in the jazz-era, which follows … [Read more...]

McKenna’s Preteen Bedroom Makeover | Scrabble Wall Tiles & Crate Walls

McKenna's Preteen Bedroom Makeover | Scrabble Wall Tiles & Crate Walls So as all us parents know our kids grow way too fast. It really hit me a couple months ago when my daughter came to me and told me that she wanted a new bed that was more grown up. Well, little did I know that this one request was going to open a big can of worms and get me into way more work than I realized. It was time for a preteen bedroom makeover. When we first … [Read more...]

8 Foods to Avoid for a Flat Belly

8 Foods to Avoid for a Flat Belly Whether you’re looking to avoid a bloated belly or shed off some extra pounds, the solution is in your diet: you need to eat clean! While the grocery store is decorated with aisles full of colorful snacks and pre-packaged meals, the majority of them should be avoided at all cost. This food is full of harmful chemicals, artificial sweeteners, and excess fats that serve no purpose other than to bloat you, stay … [Read more...]

Chocolate Guinness Donuts with Baileys Glaze

Chocolate Guinness Donuts with Baileys Glaze With Valentines Day in our rear view mirror, it's time to start planning for St. Patricks Day! I typically look for mint or green items, but this donut recipe looked like a fabulous treat for the grown ups in the crowd! With both GUINESS and BAILEY'S it's sure to be a hit for your next Patty's Day get together! INGREDIENTS Donut: 1 cup Flour 1/3 cup Cocoa Powder 1/2 tsp Baking … [Read more...]

To Buy a Car, or Not to Buy: Which Should You Choose for Your Family?

To Buy a Car, or Not to Buy: Which Should You Choose for Your Family? You’ve been plugging along just fine in your decade-old vehicle until you see Miss Jones pull up to the school in her shiny new SUV. Hmm, is it time for a new car? What would you choose? Would you buy or lease? We’ve all been in that position before. And it’s a huge decision, especially if your current vehicle is in good working order. Let’s explore the pros and cons … [Read more...]

Signs of Hidden Water Leaks You Shouldn’t Ignore

The source of some water leaks in your home, like a leaky faucet, is very obvious and therefore, easy to fix. But what about those leaks that are not as obvious and exist for days or even months? Before you can fix a problem, you have to know where it is. Because water leaks can cause a lot of damage, it is important to understand the signs of water leaks so you can identify and then fix them. If you live in Melbourne, visit … [Read more...]

What Inspires Me to Stay Healthy #BetterOffHealthy

This is a sponsored post in partnership with The Motherhood on behalf of Nature’s Bounty I recently shared my weight loss journey here on the blog. It's taken many years, but I've successfully taken off 185 pounds, 95 of it recently, and have managed to maintain for the past year. It wasn't an easy process by any means, but I had inspirations from many corners of my life. My biggest why.... my biggest inspiration was that I wanted to be able … [Read more...]

3 Tech Gadgets to Help Moms Get Through Busy Mornings

Mornings are hard enough for everyday people, but as a mom, you know the horrors that mornings can entail all too well. The baby kept you up all night so forgot to set your alarm, then your three-year-old wakes up with the stomach flu, and now you can’t remember which after-school activities your oldest child needs to be dropped off at today. And although the chaos seems to never end, there are some things to help your mornings go a little … [Read more...]