6 Ways to Avoid Mom Stress During the Holidays

 The holiday season is upon us! While for many, this is the favorite time of year, but some parents dread it, because it means lots of traveling, cleaning, cooking/baking, shopping and.. STRESS....more

5 Money Smart Reasons Why Our Family Says NO to Credit Cards

When Sam and I first got married, we received one of those "Pre-Approved" credit card offers. In big, bold print it said how our credit scores combines were just amazing, and we could get a high line of credit, and it had a free membership, no fees, blah blah blah offer. I hate even saying this, but we fell for it and applied for our first credit card together. ...more

I Spoil My Toddler. So What?

We've been having some problems with Erin lately. By 'problems', I mean.. fits. Tantrums. Screams. Cries. Attitude.  She is extremely attached to me. She likes to sit on my lap, hold my hand, be carried, and especially be cuddled. And when she doesn't get to do those things, she gets upset. If I have to sit her down for any reason, especially when we are in public or around other people, she will cry. But that is when she is happiest, and honestly I am too. ...more

How We Saved Over $1300 A Year on Our Cell Phone Bill

Okay, you guys. This is a HUUUUUGE thing for me. I did a happy dance. Multiple times. Here's why: We used to be paying $207 a month for our cell phones. Outrageous, right? I have been researching and coming up with ideas to cut down our bill, because there had to be a way to make it cheaper! And now.... our bill is $98 a month. Ahem, that's over $100 saved a month! Score. ...more

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Our family LOVES oatmeal raisin cookies. And since there's oatmeal and raisins in them that makes them sound a little bit healthier, right? :)...more

Things To Think of Before Starting A "Mommy Blog"

Mommy blogs are all the rage these days. Being a mommy blogger is fun and rewarding, but that comes after hours and hours of hard work.  Here's a few things you need to know before starting a mom blog or if you're a newbie blogger! ...more

Top Ten Life Lessons According to a Stay At Home Mom

As a mom, there's lots to learn. I learn new things everyday. Some are silly, some are eye opening. But usually everything I learn makes me thankful that I am a mom. Here's some of life's greatest lessons according to me: ...more

Ham and Broccoli Bow Tie Pasta Bake

Believe it or not we are huge broccoli eaters at our house. Especially Charlie. I had to get after her for trying to eat the whole head of broccoli straight out of the fridge before I made this. ...more

14 Items That Will Bring Spring and Happiness Into Your Home

Spring is coming! Sometimes when winter feels like it's dragging on, it can get a bit depressing in your home with the cold temps and cloudy, gray skies. I like to try and brighten up our home to bring warmth and happiness in. Here are some of my favorite things to add to your home to bring the springtime feel inside. We use a number of these exact items in our home to make it warm, inviting and happy! ...more

Delicious Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love adding cream cheese to everything. It's so yummy. I also love chocolate chip cookies. So how about adding cream cheese to.... chocolate chip cookies? YES! ...more