10 Life-Saving Hacks to Make Life With a Toddler More Productive

10 Life-Saving Hacks to Make Life With a Toddler More Productive

Tips for toddlers. Ways to make life with a toddler (or 2) run more smoothly for all of you. Life-saving hacks to help moms manage toddlers. I catch my 15-month-old and wedge his shoes on. Only to find that my 2-year-old has disappeared back into the bounce house, again. “Liam!” I yell. Every kid but…

One Simple Trick to Help Your Baby Sleep Better (Gentle Night Weaning)

One Simple Trick to Help Your Baby Sleep Better (Gentle Night Weaning)

Use this gentle night weaning method to help your baby sleep better and through the night. A simple trick that all tired parents can follow from birth.   I dragged myself out of bed for the third time. I could hear my son’s cries down the hall. He couldn’t be hungry again. My first baby…

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

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

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

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

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…

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

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…