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How I organize my diaper bag! (AKA Black Hole bag…)

Does anyone else have a diaper bag that feels more like a black hole with a side of crumbs? Welp, you’re not alone. With it being the new year and all, I’ve been really focusing on taming Hurricane Hilda (aka my annoying alter ego who insists on wrecking my life and causing havoc everywhere she goes,

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How to do a Spending Freeze!

Who’s loving January already? Whether you’re following along with my Focused in ’17 program or not, I hope this month has been full of setting goals and working on pain points in your life. This week I encouraged everyone to do a SPENDING FREEZE! (Does the phrase give you chills? Get it? See what I

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What is an HSA?…and why the heck should EVERYONE have one?? (+ $100 Target Giveaway!)

If you know me, you know I’m a fan of having multiple bank accounts. In fact, I recommend having AT LEAST seven accounts, though my family has over 20 at this point (true story). Are you hyperventilating yet? Don’t! I promise it’s not that weird! In fact, my “The 7 Bank Accounts Every Family Should Have” post(s)

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Oh hey, Babble!

Recently I got a call from a woman named Chaunie at Babble (a massive website owned by Disney), asking if I’d do an interview for an article she was writing. I like Babble because, since it’s a Disney site, it stays PG-rated and I trust that they won’t twist my words to make it some

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Focused in ’17: The Best Year EVER…FREE printable program for Freebs!

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to kick 2017’s trash, especially after my major declaration from the other day. Don’t get me wrong, 2016 was a good year. It was a great year for us, actually. But this year? Watch out, world! As mentioned in my last post, I’ve decided to go back

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How to plan your ENTIRE YEAR in advance!

Are you following along with my Focused in ’17: Best Year EVER challenges? The first one is my favorite…plan your ENTIRE YEAR in advance! A few years ago I showed Bubba and I planning our entire year in advance. It basically broke the internet! You were so curious about how we do it, why, and

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Why I’m quitting blogging.

I’m not going to lie, I’m nervous as I write this. The funny thing is, I’m not sure why. You Freebs have been nothing but supportive and incredible toward me (and my family!) on my little blogging journey. What started as a whim hobby in 2011 has snowballed into an incredible experience, blessing, and GIFT that

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Traditions.

On our recent drive back from California, Bubba turned to me and said, “so…what do we want our Christmas traditions to be?”. I was a little taken back by this because we’ve been doing Christmas with kids for almost 7 years, and figured we already HAD traditions. …but it got me thinking. I realized we

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Budget Boot Camp Conference | BBC’17 | In-Person, Virtual, & Advanced Options!

I don’t know about you, but I’m a visual learner. Not just visual – I want someone to SHOW me – in person – how to do something…and I’ll remember it forever. You could hand me a cook book with the world’s simplest recipe, and I would still choose taking more time to learn from someone

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How Much to Spend on Christmas Part 3 – the HOW

You guys still hanging in there? Part 3 of my How Much to Spend on Christmas post series is finally here! Let’s recap: Part I covered the “WHAT” behind buying your kids presents for Christmas – how to avoid going into the “unnecessary” zone and overpaying when you just don’t need to. Part II covered

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How Much to Spend on Christmas: Part 2 – The WHY

How have you liked our “How Much to Spend on Christmas” series so far? Friday we covered Part I of the 3-part series, where we talked about balancing want vs need, and giving our kids a fabulous Christmas without spoiling them rotten (see it HERE if you missed it). Today it’s time for Part II…the “WHY”

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