On recognizing & accepting limits and living my priorities

The first half of 2016 has been both full (in a good way) and busy (in a not-so-good way), and as we headed to Florida last month—on the heels of the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, which had me work 12+ hour days for a week straight—I was determined to reprioritize, strengthen my boundaries, and regain focus…

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Anatomy of a tiny {closet-sized} home office

In the 6 years since Sean sold his last business to become a stay-at-home dad (a season that is sadly ending as he launches a new interior paint & trim business), we've tried several different office set ups—from various setups in the loft to working on the couch or at the breakfast bar downstairs. Although each…

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Chores & Allowance Revisited {Plus a Printable Time Card for Kids!}

I've shared our philosophy about chores and allowance in the past, but I thought I would revisit the topic now that I'm the mom of three -- soon to be four! -- elementary-age kids and not a whole slew of preschoolers. For us, chores and allowance offer opportunities to teach the girls about responsibility, team…

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Best Christmas Albums for Kids and Their Parents {Plus a Free Music Download!}

The following guest post is from Jennifer of Swing Whistle Zing: Music is about as important to the holiday season as cookies and presents. What would Christmas be without its accompanying soundtrack of carols, hymns and original popular Christmas songs? But, if your children get stuck on a favorite album (or worse a favorite song)…

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Sign Up for MyPoints and Get Ready to Save Even More on Your Christmas Shopping!

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Have you started Christmas shopping? I've just started making my lists, and my goal is to take it slow and steady over the next few weeks so we can hopefully be done before Thanksgiving and avoid the stress of trying to figure out what to get various people just a few days before we begin…

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How to Start Working from Home with Babies and Children

The following guest post is from Sarah Parsons of HelpMeetYourGoals.com: Starting a new business or stay at home work venture at any time can be a daunting task. Add in a new baby and/or small children, and you have taken daunting to a whole new level. Give yourself permission to learn as you go --…

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How to Deal with Distractions that Cost You Money

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: Do you suffer from shiny object syndrome?  Do  you start one project only to flit to the next?  Get sidetracked by some great new thing (shiny object)? All of those little distractions can cost you money.  While daydreaming, you get into a fender bender with your…

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10 Simple Ways Using the Library Can Save You Money

The following post is from Tiffany of Mommy Goes Green:10 Simple Ways Using the Library Can Save You Money I adore the library and think it's one of the most underutilized public programs we have available to us! Our local libraries offer so much more than just books, they have a wealth of material, programs,…

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