These days, birthdays and holidays are all about “what you got” and spending an obscene amount of money to make sure the birthday person feels loved. Somehow, we’ve evolved into a society that associates money with love: the more you spend, the more you must love them. I wholeheartedly disagree. Instead, we’ve opted for spending less money and focusing more on the quality of our things and our time together.
With that in mind, I want to share some of our favorite fun traditions to ensure that the birthday person feels extra important on their special day, without breaking the bank or going overboard on anything.
I'm excited to share my first ever guest post with y'all this week!! This post is coming to you from Maria creator of HobbyJr.org. Maria is an avid quilter and creator who loves sharing her passion for crafting with people of all ages.
Traveling with toddlers to preschool ages kids is so much easier than attempting to travel with a baby. Even if it's two preschoolers vs one baby, I'd still prefer the preschoolers.
Raising kids is not for the faint of heart. Raising adventurous kids is definitely not a task to take lightly. This post is written from the perspective of a mom of boys. Some of these things can be transferred to cover raising girls, but some are specifically boy. You'll see what I mean.
I recently learned that I am shockingly cheap. We had a water treatment/filter sales guy come by the house the other day to give us a fancy presentation and try to sell us his filtration system. In exchange for listening to him talk, we were going to get a $20 Home Depot gift card. With all the house projects we have going on, we could happily use that money, so we agreed to have him come, knowing we weren't going to buy his system.
I did it! 3 months wearing only the same 33 items. It was definitely a learning experience but I'm excited to share what I learned with you.
I bake when I'm anxious, stressed, in a crappy mood, in a good mood, or just in a baking mood. I enjoy baking, but I try to reign that shit in because I tend to eat all of whatever I baked and that's counterproductive to my fitness and healthy lifestyle journey.
Last week I talked about our home schooling system and listed off some of our favorite and most effective resources. While a great deal of our home schooling occurs on my phone or the tablet, we also burn through workbooks, activity sheets and print a ton of things during the week. So how do I organize all of this without allowing it to over take our home? Let me show you!!
Connor is 3, going on 4 this August. I've been looking into our local preschool options and they breakdown into two categories: obscenely expensive, or far too religious. As two former Catholic, current "seeking direction" parents, we don't want to put our kids in a religious school unless we both 100% support that church. Since we don't have anything like that, I've been looking for alternate options.
The idea of being "zero waste" seems difficult, expensive, time consuming and arguably "not worth it". I know because when I first started looking into it, that's all I kept thinking. "Oh my god. They want that much for straws?! They must be out of their damn minds." Or "Yeah, composting seems great, but it also seems like a lot of work."
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