Our 4 year old's bedtime habits had gotten out of control lately. One more toy, one more kiss, one more hug, one more drink... if we said no to something, dramatic tears ensued. Perhaps you can relate? Any one of those things on any given night wouldn't be an issue. But, slowly we had let our 4 year old be in charge of her bedtime, and it was spiraling into ridiculousness. Here's the thing about kids: they want parents to be in charge. They want to live in a parent led home. Sure, it's in … [Read more...] about The Parent Led Home (Aka: Solving Bedtime Drama Once & For All)
It all started when I had a 10 month old. We had just moved across the country and my husband was in a crazy intense masters program. I was staying home in our tiny 3rd floor apartment, with no family nearby, no friends, and no car. AND we'd just found out we were pregnant with our second baby... surprise! Weary described my every day life. I was straight up exhausted all the time. And lonely as all get out. Well, there was this Bible verse CD my baby loved. It seemed to be the only thing … [Read more...] about Let Us Not Grow Weary of Doing Good, Mommas!
People often feel like they don't have enough money... like the solution to their financial problems is making more money... an "income problem," if you will. While it's possible that you do have an income problem, it's also very possible that you have a spending problem or an expenses problem. So how can you tell which it is? If you feel constantly stressed about money, like your budget is just too tight, this post should help! Today, we'll figure out how much you should be spending in each … [Read more...] about Do I Have A Spending Problem or an Income Problem?
Budgeting and tracking your spending are helpful habits for anyone who wants to achieve financial goals. But, when you're financially sinking, it's a whole 'nother ball game. If you are exhausted by your financial mess, or not sure what the first right step is, this post is for you! You will learn exactly what to do, step by step, to get out of financial survival mode. It will not be easy, and it may take some time. But, you don't have to be where you are 1 year from now. You can start … [Read more...] about Budgeting When You’re In Survival Mode
If you're ever too tired to make dinner by the end of the day, this tip might be for you! While making dinner in the morning isn't my preferred method of meal prep, it's really come in handy through certain phases of the early childhood years. I found it especially helpful to make dinner in the morning when I was physically exhausted by 3 pm during my 3rd trimesters of pregnancy. If I made dinner after breakfast, when I still had energy for the day, I could spend the pre-dinner witching hours … [Read more...] about Making Dinner in the Morning Can Save You Stress & Money