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9 things to consider when buying a family car

December 5, 2018
2016 GMC Acadia for a family of 4

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Kelley Blue Book; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. There are so many nuances to buying a car for your family that I never had to think about when it was just me. I upgraded from my little compact car to my first “mom car” (a Honda Pilot) when Blaire was a month old. All I…

favorite children’s christmas book

December 2, 2018
Favorite Christmas Books for Children and Toddlers

Last year I took a survey of my friends and family to find their favorite Christmas books. I really challenged myself to cut back on the number of festive clothing items I’ve let myself buy for each holiday, but I guess I am now channeling that energy into holiday books. I mean, they don’t outgrow books as quickly as they do clothing, right?! ;) Last year Pick a…

12 easy holiday traditions for your family

November 26, 2018
Family Game Night

This post is sponsored by RMHC, Inc® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.When I think about the holidays, I think of spending quality time together with my family. Even though we have only been married five and a half years, Blaire was born only a few days before our first wedding anniversary, so we have had the past four and a half years to…

3 things we did to adjust our budget when I left my full-time job

November 25, 2018
Snow Storm 2018

Thank you PayPal and Walmart for sponsoring this post. Introducing PayPal cash in and cash out money services, the financial services alternative which allows you to manage your PayPal account and cash flow needs on your own terms! It has been exactly one year since I left my full-time job. And while giving up that full-time income wasn’t something I took lightly, it’s definitely something I’ll never regret.…

the value of $160 for your family

November 15, 2018
Iced Coffee and Chocolate Milk Cheers

This post is sponsored by Vanguard but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. One of the hardest parts of adulting is dealing with your finances. Sure, I can think of a few people who are good at it, but do they like it? No. If they didn’t have to do it, would they? Nope.In our family, Jason is the saver and I’m the spender. He…

planning for fire safety as a family

October 12, 2018
First Alert The Super Prepared Family

Thank you First Alert for sponsoring this post. October is Fire Prevention Month – practice safety in numbers to ensure your family’s super prepared too! I know a lot of people don’t like to think about disasters and I don’t LIKE it either. But I do like knowing my entire family is prepared in the event of an emergency. To make talking to your family less intimidating and…

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