Tips for potty training a reluctant boy

Tips for potty training a reluctant boy

When you announce you're pregnant people are quick to tell you that you will never sleep again, that you will stay up many nights worrying and that it will all go by the blink of an eye. 

People are quick to tell you the hard things, but no one warns of what is quite possibly the most difficult thing you will tackle within the first three years of parenting... potty training. 

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How to sell on Craigslist and make the MOST money

How to sell on Craigslist and make the MOST money

This weekend I tried to sit down and to the math on how much money Jason and I have made selling stuff off Craigslist. But I lost count. 

In the past three years we have made THOUSANDS of dollars via Craigslist getting rid of stuff we didn't want, need or use. It is the best place to sell things like furniture, large baby items like high chairs and swings and farm equipment like old lawnmowers and weed eaters. (And that spare tractor you have lying around...)

Last week I talked about how to maximize your eBay profits, today I wanted to talk about how you can sell on Craigslist and make the most money. 

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Why you need an emergency fund today

Why you need an emergency fund today

Why do you need an emergency fund? Because emergencies happen whether you have one or not. Here is an example. 

It happened at the worst possible time. Emergencies usually do. It was the middle of June, I had a three week old baby and a 19-month-old toddler and the AC in my car had gone out. 

We were halfway to my oldest son's nursery school when it happened. 

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6 steps to spring clean your budget

6 steps to spring clean your budget

The sun is shining the weather is warmer and the birds are chirping. If you're like me you've started cleaning out closets and dusting your baseboards. But have you thought about spring cleaning your budget?

Why not embrace the season by taking this time to make a budget, find ways to cut back and simplify your spending? 

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Simple newborn memory boxes you can put together in 15 minutes or less

Simple newborn memory boxes you can put together in 15 minutes or less

I love collecting memories. I love photographs and small reminders of experiences past. So memory boxes speak directly to me. I look at them in envy on Pinterest, because the truth is while I love a good DIY, I am not a crafter. 

Today I wanted to share the memory boxes I made for our sons. They are beautiful and simple and I put them together in just 15 minutes. 

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6 tips for maximizing ebay profits

6 tips for maximizing ebay profits

It's spring cleaning season. If you're like me you have garbages full of scrap paper, boxes full of donation items and those few things that you just KNOW are worth something. 

Why not sell those items on eBay? Or maybe you found something at a thrift store that you want to flip for a profit? Today I am going to share my best tips for selling items on eBay and maximizing profits.

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Cooking beans in the slow cooker without soaking- the no soak method

Cooking beans in the slow cooker without soaking- the no soak method

It is no secret that beans are a frugal pantry staple. They are loaded with protein and fiber. And it's no secret that dry beans are far cheaper than canned beans. Not to mention healthier. 

But if you're busy the last thing you have time for is an extra step in the cooking process, or multiple steps like soaking, boiling and cooking. 

So today I wanted to share with you how I cook dry beans in my slow cooker without presoaking them. This requires minimal effort and little hands on time. So it's a busy mama's DREAM!

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Dealing with stress (and a small give away)

Dealing with stress (and a small give away)

Life has been a little stressful these past few months. 

Jason has been traveling a lot for work and he has been gone pretty much every other week since New Years. 

And while I love being at home with my boys it has not been without its challenges. I am going to be honest, raising two little boys age three and under and trying to run a business from home as well as care for 17 (count em 17!) chickens, it gets stressful. 

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