Help a new mama without spending a fortune (or anything at all!)

Help a new mama without spending a fortune (or anything at all!)

I spend a lot of time planning for the future, but I also spend time looking back on previous life events and thinking about how they led us to where we are today. Thinking back to a time in my life when I had two children under two I am richly blessed by the outpouring of love our family received after Isaac was born.

Today I wanted to share a few ways to bless a new mama.

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How we lowered our bills and you can too!

How we lowered our bills and you can too!

Bills are a part of life. You know they are coming. You know you have to pay them, but it doesn't make it any less pleasant. 

Bills are a huge chunk of your monthly budget, but you have more control over them than you might think. 

Today I wanted to share with you how our family has been able to lower some of our bills and add more margin to our budget and decrease our spending by $1,500 a year. 

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Cilantro Chicken and Rice Bowl only $1.62 per serving!

Cilantro Chicken and Rice Bowl only $1.62 per serving!

It's the busy time of year. There are about 8,000 things scheduled into my week. Do you feel the same way? No energy to fix dinner? Stay away from the drive thru! This recipe is ridiculously simple and easy on both your wallet and waist line. Best part, it takes less than 30 minutes to make, start to finish so dinner is ready in a snap.

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Seven tips to stop impulse spending

Seven tips to stop impulse spending

One of the things I hear over and over again from readers is that they have trouble controlling impulse spending. 

"I just can't seem to stop spending money." 

I understand it's hard. I have struggled with impulse spending. I think at some point we all have, especially those with a natural inclination toward spending. After all, there are spenders and there are savers. 

But there are some ways to curb that need to spend. 

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Looking cute on a thrift store budget

Looking cute on a thrift store budget

I am not a clothes horse or a fashion girl. Oh no. I have to make a conscious effort to look nice everyday. 

That's why it was really no big deal when I decided to get rid of half my clothes last year. However, I did replace a few of the things I donated with pieces I love and wear often. 

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