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FREE Online Conference for Moms: Hear Me Speak! (The Mom Conference)

Here’s post #2 of the day. It’s about a FREE online conference I MUST tell you about on Oct 13-15. It’s called The Mom Conference, and it’s life-changing. I’m teaching a class on “How to Afford Serious Family Fun”, sharing some new tips that I haven’t even shared on this blog before! The conference is

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Live Q&A #10! Costco, discipline, makeup, budgeting for fun, and more! (Periscope)

Last night I realized it’s been for-eh-vuuuur (Sandlot, anyone?) since I’ve done a Live Q&A. Since I am now officially Periscope obsessed, I thought I’d do a spontaneous Live Q&A and see what happens! I answered questions and chit chatted and it was…well…it was awesome. I loved it. If you don’t follow me on Periscope,

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Live Q&A Recap: Bedtime with kids, timeshares, my exercise routine, and more! [May 20]

I had such a blast at the Live Q&A last night! (Psst – see all the other Q&A’s HERE.) SO MANY great questions came rolling in, thanks to everyone who participated! There was a great range of questions this time from getting my kids to bed, my fitness and diet routine, transitioning to a stay

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Allowance 101: How much to pay, why, & how to make it work for everyone!

A while ago I did a post about “Chores kids can (and should) do, by age“. In that post I promised to write about how we pay our kids allowance, and how much allowance is reasonable to pay kids. I’m FINALLY getting around to writing it…after 50 million years. The delay was somewhat intentional, believe it or

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What I learned as a “single mom”: 1 dozen survival tips that worked for us.

GUYS. I can’t believe it. After 3 looooong months, Bubba is HOME! No more “single mom”-hood for me, and “Bachelor life” for Bubba. He is finally done working in Boulder, CO (read why he was there HERE). In case you don’t know, we have 3 kids  and I’m pregnant with our 4th.  Raising young kids

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Unplugging magic + HUGE mommy organization giveaway!

Do you guys remember waaaaay back when I mentioned this awesome motherhood retreat I went to with my cute SIL? Well guess what? I asked the co-founder April to speak to us today to help us wrap up Focus on Relationships month! She is going to talk about the magic that happens when we unplug

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How much to spend on your kids for Christmas: Part I…the “WHAT”

Today I was going to write a post about budgeting for Christmas gifts this year. While that post will still be written (stay tuned), I decided that this post should come first. I’m sure we can all agree that the true meaning of Christmas doesn’t involve gifts. Amen to that. BUT…I’m sure we can also

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