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How to Create a Monthly Budget Like a Boss (with Printable)

How to Create a Monthly Budget Like a Boss (with Printable)

The more you make, the less you seem to keep. Do you have this problem, too? Why is money so hard to hold onto? It certainly requires being organized, planning ahead, and having a good budget in place. But do you know how to create a monthly budget? Many of us make an attempt at a budget, but then unexpected things creep up or holidays and birthdays happen, and our good intentions go out the window. There’s always something that is getting our attention and wanting us to buy it, take it home, and live with us. We live in […]

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140 Simple and Amazing Learning Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

140 Simple and Amazing Learning Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

As a busy working mom, I just don’t have the time to come up with intricate and exciting learning activities for my toddler. It is one of my sources of mom guilt, but there is just not enough time in the day, nor do I have the energy left by the time the weekend rolls around. Many stay at home moms take their sweet babies to children’s museums and playgrounds and libraries for toddler time and have the toddlers practice fine motor skills. Us working moms, though, we just do the best we can on weekends – when most of these […]

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300+ Amazing Ideas for Frugal Family Fun

300+ Amazing Ideas for Frugal Family Fun

Join me on a nostalgic journey for a minute and let’s think back to our childhood. Do you remember spending time with your parents (and siblings if you have any) just doing something together as a family? Do you remember going to the park, or the zoo? Family vacations? Trips to the beach, or the lake? I recall so many moments; vague as these memories have become over the years, I still remember the general feeling of family joy and bonding. I would love to create these types of memories with my family now as we grow together and enjoy […]

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Spring Clean Your Blog

Spring Clean Your Blog

Spring is here, and many of us are talking about Spring Cleaning this or that, and typically these topics are about some room in your house. Well, why not carry that over to your blog as well? Our blogs can get cluttered over time as well, so I wanted to share a few tips on tidying things up and making our blogs look better. Let’s start at the top and work our way down. Your Header The header is the first impression – it is the first blog item that visitors are greeted with, and so it deserves to be […]

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Nanny Interview Questions, Free Printable Checklist

Nanny Interview Questions, Free Printable Checklist

Preparing for your Nanny Interview Selecting someone to take care of your children is not an easy feat. You’re typically going to be interviewing strangers, so you have to ask the right questions and get a good feeling about the person you choose to hire. There are some categories of questions you should focus on, and these can give you ideas of additional questions to ask. General Background Questions These are the usual starter questions for someone you will interview, so a nanny interview is no different. Ask her about herself, her hobbies and interests. Ask her why she wants […]

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8 Things I Hate About Winter, and 2 Things I Don’t

8 Things I Hate About Winter, and 2 Things I Don’t

It is definitely winter now, and I am not a fan. I mean, who wants to be freezing cold all the time? I prefer to be warm. I don’t even live where it snows! If I did, I would probably go crazy. So here’s a list of things I hate about winter. It is dark too much. I mean, sure the sun comes out during the day but I don’t see it. It is just starting to come up when I go to work, and it is setting when I drive home. Which brings me to… No evening walks for […]

Posted January 5, 2016 by Julie in Memes, / 23 Comments
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Blogging and Taxes – Free Income and Expenses Workbook

Blogging and Taxes – Free Income and Expenses Workbook

If you earn an income from your blog, you’ll have to claim that on your taxes. (In the US, that means if you earn more than $400 from your blog, you should include it on your taxes.) The best way to keep track of everything relating to blogging taxes is in a spreadsheet. You know me, I’m an Engineer and I love spreadsheets. Formulas and summary tables and visibly displayed data, oh my! So because I’m so awesome, I decided to provide my lovely readers with a Blogging Income and Expenses workbook to use in keeping track of your own blog’s data. General […]

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Hospital packing list

Hospital packing list

I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on my hospital packing list for my delivery. I read a lot of articles on what to pack in your labor and delivery suitcase and many of them were repetitive, and some had some great ideas that I haven’t thought of. So here is what I packed, and my discussion on whether I used the items or not. My Labor and Delivery Hospital Packing List For Me – General: Sweat pants Several tank tops/t-shirts Robe Maternity Jeans Sports bras/nursing bras Underwear Pads Warm socks Slippers Toiletries – for showering, teeth […]

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