Health insurance, understanding health insurance basics

Sorting Out The Basics: Insurance and Health Care Tips

Overwhelmed by health insurance options? For Americans, few things conjure the financial dread of an unexpected hospital or doctor’s visit because let’s be real – even with insurance it can be painfully expensive. Getting your financial life in order does not mean that you should ignore your health, something that could be far more costly […]

Is Civic Withdrawal Now the Norm?

As a frugal living blogger, you’ve seen me post from time-to-time about how I firmly believe living a “frugal life” requires not just letting go, but also giving back. Meaning, not only do you have to consciously let go of the “stuff” (and live a more minimalist lifestyle), but you have to be WILLING to […]

Mind the Mom Gap: Overcoming Loneliness as a Mother

A few years ago, when our son was only 6 months old, my husband and I made the choice to have a second child. Why get used to sleep again, right? And while I’d never ever change the choices made, I also never realized I’d be trapped…in the mom gap. It all started last night […]

Valentine's Day gift ideas for mom, gift ideas for parents, gift ideas for dad

A Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Parents

When you’re a parent, buying gifts and celebrating Valentine’s Day can be complicated. Doing something outside the house requires a babysitter, money spent on presents makes you feel guilty, and finding the time to do something meaningful or creative can seem impossible.

Great tips on reusing mason jars, ideas on what to use mason jars for

Clever Ways to Use Mason Jars

I love to collect glass jars, specifically mason jars. Now I know I’ve written on why you should declutter to save money, but there are just so many amazing ways to use these jars!

Save money on diapers, new baby frugal tips

The Six Best Ways to Save Money on Diapers

Save money on diapers! If you’re not properly prepared, diapers can cost you upwards of $2,000 over the first two years of your child’s life. Find out how to save hundreds and spend only a fraction of that!

Save time on thanksgiving

15 Turkey Day Time Savers

Thanksgiving should be about spending time with your family, not your oven. So to help you cut down on the time spent in the kitchen, here are a few of my Thanksgiving Day time savers…