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6 Family Budget Tips to Help You Start Saving

Have you ever lived paycheck to paycheck? If you’re nodding your head, you’re not alone — I’ve done it too. As of January 2019, as many as 78 percent of workers are in the same situation. One thing that helped to pull me out…

April 23, 2019
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These Tips Will Help to Reduce Food Costs at Home

Feeding a family is freaking expensive. The average cost of feeding a family of four like mine is nearly $300 every week. I’ve had weeks where I’ve doubled that. Now, we’re not counting special dinners or birthdays here — I’m just talking about regular,…

April 18, 2019
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Is Private School Worth the Cost for Your Child?

Choosing a school for your child can be like pulling teeth with a wet spaghetti noodle, especially if you live in an area that doesn’t give you a lot of options. I consider myself very lucky — I live in one of the best…

April 16, 2019
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How Much Does It Cost to Raise a Dog?

Who can honestly say they sat through “Marley and Me” without sobbing through a mini-pack of tissues? Dogs remain one of the top pets in America for good reason: puppy parents know they have an intelligent, loyal friend who’ll make little things like arriving…

April 9, 2019
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9 Ways to Make Planning for a Baby Financially Easier

Let’s be real here. Raising a kid from infancy to adulthood is freaking expensive. There’s no way around it. The average cost of raising a child for a middle-class family is $233,610, which is nearly a quarter of a million dollars over 18 years.…

April 4, 2019
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The Incredible Importance of a Family Budget

Writing a budget is something they used to teach in high school, well before I made it to those hallowed halls. Along with shop and home economics classes, this life skill course went the way of the dodo in favor of teaching students how…

March 28, 2019
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Are Essential Oils Safe for Babies With Colds?

More people than ever now turn to alternative medical techniques to treat any number of ailments ranging from the common cold to chronic diseases. Aromatherapy helps people naturally boost their moods, reduce pain and soothe their souls. Parents have even hopped aboard the aromatherapy…

February 16, 2019
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Eight Mom Blogs You Should Be Reading This Year

Welcome to 2019, mommas. Whether you’re embracing a new little one this year or struggling to find the best advice on the internet, at least one mommy blog out there will suit your needs. We read through literal tons of mom blogs to pull…

February 12, 2019
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10 Mother-Daughter Crafts to Do This Valentine’s Day

Hallmark’s favorite holiday fast approaches, and moms with little ones at home can celebrate all things Cupid by making crafty gifts for friends and relatives with their kids. The best part? You don’t need a degree in fine art or a ton of fancy…

February 8, 2019
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These Are the Best Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

The holidays signal a time of stuffing yourself silly with delicious food and fond memories. You’ll binge-watch your favorite movies, put out a decadent spread, deck the halls and trim the tree. The holidays bring you together with family, but old traditions sometimes need…

December 1, 2018