How to Afford Childcare – 5 Tips to Drastically Cut Costs + Save Money
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How to Afford Childcare – 5 Tips to Drastically Cut Costs + Save Money

How to afford childcare and/or cut down on childcare costs. Strategic ways to make childcare more affordable for your family.   With my letter of intent deadline hanging over my head, I sat down to call daycares. It turned out the only daycare with an opening, would cost $2,700 a month for my infant and…

How to Make a Simple Monthly Budget That Will Save You Money
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How to Make a Simple Monthly Budget That Will Save You Money

How to make a simple monthly budget for moms. An easy way to save money and track your spending. I opened up my budgeting spreadsheet and clicked through the tabs. Only two were filled out. Month after month had gone by and I hadn’t recorded a single expense. I sighed. I guess I’d have to…

How to Choose a Daycare – Examining the Characteristics of a Good One
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How to Choose a Daycare – Examining the Characteristics of a Good One

All of your options for choosing a daycare by examining the characteristics of a good daycare. Choose the best daycare for your child. Handing my son the measuring cup, I helped him dump chocolate chips into the mixing bowl. I turned on the mixer and he shouted, “I see the cookies!” I laughed. This was…

How to Reap the Benefits of Transforming Your Finances by a Mom on a Budget
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How to Reap the Benefits of Transforming Your Finances by a Mom on a Budget

Mom on a budget starting out. Figuring out the best ways to budget and save money as a mom. “What’s one of the things you think we could do better this year?” I asked my husband.  I knew his answer before he said it, “Finances. We’ve been hemorrhaging money on a regular basis and ignoring…

10 Potty Training Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make (I Made Them All)
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10 Potty Training Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make (I Made Them All)

10 potty training mistakes you don’t want to make, written by a mom who’s made them all.   I laid my sleeping newborn down and left the room to a quiet house. I descended the stairs slowly, dreading what I might find. What was my toddler doing that had him so quiet? As I turned…

Agonizing Over Childcare Options? Everything You Need to Make the Right Choice
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Agonizing Over Childcare Options? Everything You Need to Make the Right Choice

Make an informed decision about childcare, considering a nanny vs. daycare. Explore all of your childcare options to choose what’s best for your family.   I finally got ahold of the third daycare on my list, my last choice. “Do you have any openings for an 18-month-old?” I asked hesitantly.  I wanted the best school…

How to Transition from Co-Sleeping to Crib the Gentle Way
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How to Transition from Co-Sleeping to Crib the Gentle Way

A step-by-step process for how to transition from co-sleeping to crib. Move your baby out of your bed and into his/her own. The method I used, without crying, to move both of my babies into their own sleep space by 3-4 months. Note: This will be easiest at around 3-4 months, but the strategies can…