dding tiny changes to your lifestyle is a great way to build up to successful long-term habits. Start small: focus on one new habit to include in your daily life each month until you’ve made a regular practice of it. Start a new habit that will save you money. Break a habit that’s busting your budget.
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Heather Sokol is the married mother of three beautiful, active girls who have created in her a Montessori mom, Scout mom, allergy mom and avid coupon clipper. Heather is a frugal, gluten free, chocoholic, bubble bath connoisseur.
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When I sorted out the shelves in the laundry room, I ran across a few things that would probably seem out of place to most people. Here are 5 more items you may not expect to find in the laundry room:
As a stay-at-home mom for the last 15 years, I’ve always taken on more of the household responsibilities. I do the grocery shopping, I cook, I do clean. Sort of. The hubby has always been awesome about pitching in where he can, but it mostly fell to me as the one who was home all MORE »
Whether you're looking to pay off debts, save for a vacation or deal with a tax or insurance increase, money always seems to get a little tighter in January. Here are 5 fun was to save more money this year:
There are tons of amazing snowflakes to make yourself. The snowflake project for Sandy Hook has ended, but I think the girls and I will try a few more snowflake crafts through the winter. Here are some of my favorites:
Our girls all have their own sense of style. It's so fun to see what catches their eye and becomes their newest trend. The tween turned 10 just a few weeks ago and officially launched the year of the bow tie.
With the new year just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about how you spend money and where you can begin to save. At the start of a new year, we try to pick at least one budget category to eliminate. Or, at least drastically reduce.
My girls are 7, 10, and 14 — matching clothes are so 5 years ago! They each have their own individual styles and no one wants to be caught wearing the same thing as her sister. Sometimes, I miss the days of matching little girls, but I’m having fun getting creative with it now. It’s all about coordinating instead.
A look back at our photos in search of the perfect Christmas card pics showcased a blessed family on amazing adventures. And, for once, I'm in the pictures too!
With 3 girls spaced fairly evenly, we use a lot of hand-me-downs to save money. The key to making it work starts with buying quality clothing that lasts through multiple kids. Then, you have to convince your kids to wear their older siblings' castoffs. Each of my girls has her own distinct style, and big sister's hand-me-downs aren't always a good fit, even if the size is right.