Save Up to Buy New Things

Save Up to Buy New Things - Want something? Save up for it. It

Want something? Save up for it. It’s an old tradition that still has value. In our old credit-spending days, I was hesitant to spend my own money. I worried that something would happen, something urgent, and we’d need our money for that. But, for some reason, I had no qualms about spending someone else’s money. That’s […]

How to Pay Off Debts

How to Pay Off Debts - Ready to pay off those debts? Well, you might have to bulldog it.

Ready to pay off those debts? Well, you might have to bulldog it. photo source: Sabianmaggy, used by license We’ve been talking these last few weeks about getting our finances in better order. Some people naturally know how to do this. Others of us need to learn, sometimes the hard way. Ahem. We dug ourselves a big […]

5 Fun Activities for Toddlers

5 Fun Activities for Toddlers - Make play and learning a dynamic duo. Try out one of these mom-friendly activities with your toddler and make some great memories.

Make play and learning a dynamic duo. Try out one of these mom-friendly activities with your toddler and make some great memories. The toddler years can be so much fun! Oh my! There’s so much to do and explore. And even a cardboard box or a roll of tape can provide hours of entertainment. Truly. […]

7 Creative Uses for School Supplies

7 Creative Uses for School Supplies - School supplies aren

School supplies aren’t just for school. Consider these ways to make the most of back to school sales and BTS clearance racks. Now is the season to pick up some great deals on school and office supplies. As you know, places like Walmart and Target have been hawking their wares for months. The back to school season […]

How to Live Within Your Means

How to Live Within Your Means - Are you on a mission to steward your finances better? Want to make sure there

Are you on a mission to steward your finances better? Want to make sure there’s some room at the end of your rope each month? Consider these tips for living within your means. A few weeks ago I gave a mini lecture on the dangers of carrying debt. Yes, I know some people have what they […]

Create an Emergency Fund

Create an Emergency Fund: Setting aside an emergency fund is a great way to buy yourself peace of mind as well as funds to deal with that crazy thing you didn

Setting aside an emergency fund is a great way to buy yourself peace of mind as well as funds to deal with that crazy thing you didn’t plan for. Photo credit:Lending Memo About eight years ago, I was pregnant with our fifth child. My husband was self-employed. I made zero income. We’d made some good […]

How to Move without Going Crazy

How to Move without Going Crazy - This is the definitive post for moving house without losing your mind. All kinds of tips and tricks for moving with kids.

In the past three years, Life as MOM contributor Janel has moved house three times and just completed move #4. Today she shares some tips on how to make the moving process a bit easier. Moving can be the start of a great adventure. Or it can make you feel as if you’re going crazy. Since […]

How to Set a Budget

How to Set a Budget - Ready to get your finances in order? If you don

Ready to get your finances in order? If you don’t know how to create a budget. Today’s the day to learn how! You hear the word budget all the time: budget-friendly this, budget-friendly that. I think people often mean: “being frugal” when they say “budget”. But that’s not the same as having a budget. A […]