These are my 2015 goals where I share my blogging income and how I made money blogging along with my personal and financial goals for the year.
How to generate more income - where to begin, because let's be honest it can be a challenge to add something else to our already full plates. This will help break down what you can do to start earning an additional income without going crazy.
How to save for your child's college education when you're on a tight budget? This isn't always an easy question to answer but it may be easier than you think to save the money to send your child off to college!
Looking for a delicious homestyle mac n cheese recipe that is sure to please the whole family? This is a super delicious recipe and best of all, it's clean eating!

2015 Goals Update #6


These are my 2015 goals where I share my blogging income and how I made money blogging along with my personal and financial goals for the year.

***Thank y'all so much for your kind words and prayers during this difficult time. I've appreciated every uplifting word y'all have given me after losing my Daddy to cancer. Sincerely thank you. *** One of my blogging goals that I have never listed here because honestly, I didn't know how I was going to make it happen, was realized this past month. I got to meet Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom! I've been following Crystal for a very long time...about 5 years, and when I found out that she was

How to Generate More Income – Where to Begin

How to generate more income - where to begin, because let's be honest it can be a challenge to add something else to our already full plates. This will help break down what you can do to start earning an additional income without going crazy.

How do you generate more income when it feels like you’re already zapped and just plain exhausted? I’m a firm believer in the side hustle – working outside your “normal” job to make additional money, but as someone that has been on the debt-free journey for a long time, I know that it’s not always super easy to find ways to make more money that accommodate the your season of life. So what do you do? How do you make more money without losing your sanity or sacrificing so much time and energy

How to Save for Your Child’s College Education

How to save for your child's college education when you're on a tight budget? This isn't always an easy question to answer but it may be easier than you think to save the money to send your child off to college!

Thank you to Upromise by Sallie Mae for sponsoring this post! As always, all opinions are my own. Saving money for your child’s education can be a challenge when you are trying to live life by a budget and the budget is tight. So where do you start and should you even bother? These strategies will help you prepare and save for your child’s education all while living on a small budget. Early Bird Gets the Worm Begin saving as early as possible for college. Both of my boys already have

Homestyle Mac-n-Cheese

Looking for a delicious homestyle mac n cheese recipe that is sure to please the whole family? This is a super delicious recipe and best of all, it's clean eating!

If there is one thing that my boys love more than any other food, it is mac-n-cheese. I have been making homemade macaroni and cheese for a while now but I was craving something a little more “adult-like” so I decided to make this homestyle mac-n-cheese recipe from eMeals and oh.my.goodness y’all. Deliciousness. This is a perfect side item to make and bring for a barbeque that can easily be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. If you have not read my Meal Planning Made Easy post, make sure you

How to Plan a Stock-Up Grocery Trip

Wondering how you can save more money at the grocery store? Make sticking to your budget easier with a stock-up trip! How to plan a stock-up grocery trip and stick to your budget is made easier with a solid plan in place!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Visa Clear Prepaid program and the Kaiku® Visa® Prepaid Card. Sticking to an all cash grocery budget is tough and if you follow, my monthly goal update posts you know that it has been one of my 2015 goals to go back to carrying all cash for our purchases. I have been failing miserably at carrying cash consistently. So, I thought I would take the Visa Clear Prepaid Shopping List Challenge while on my “stock-up” shopping trip. I typically

How to Shop for Insurance

Wondering how to shop for insurance without going crazy? It's not easy attempting to find the "right" number with the "right" amount of insurance but it doesn't have to be difficult.

Thank you to Dave Ramsey’s Endorsed Local Providers program for sponsoring this post!  Insurance. We all know we need it but it feels so overwhelming. I mean there are a dozen and one different options out there for every different type of insurance. It is no wonder that so many of us go for so long without proper insurance. Not only can switching insurance providers or even policies save you more money but it can also help keep you from a potential nightmare later on. In fact, if you

Why Start a Blog? My Story.

Why start a blog? Starting an amazing blog isn't easy and it takes a lot of trial and error to figure it out. This where I share why I started my blog and what you can use to help you on this blogging journey.

Blogging is tough and a lot of hard work but it can be an incredible source of additional income for your family. Even though money wasn’t the reason behind me starting The Budget Mama, the income that I now earn from TBM is quickly helping us meet our 2015 financial goal of having my students loans paid for by the end of this year. It’s no secret on here that I was once broke and that I had sunk myself into financial hell and that I spent a long time pulling myself out of the darkness, but

How to Network with Other Bloggers

Wondering how to network with other bloggers? Addi shares her amazing wisdom for working together with other bloggers to help grow your blog and your business!

Thank you Addi of Frugal Fanatic and Simply Blogging Along for such a great guest post! One of the most important things you can do for yourself, and your blog, is network and take part in collaborative projects with other content creators. Making connections and building relationships can be much more beneficial than you think. This is especially true for anyone new to the blogging world. Not only will you have the opportunity to create genuine friendships, but it is crucial to growing your

What Does it Take to Get Out of Debt?

What does it take to get out of debt? A lot, but is it worth it? You bet. But you want to know what it really takes to get out of debt - passion, courage, and most importantly sacrifice.

The debt-free journey is not easy, somehow we know this instinctively, but when things get hard we feel the urge to just give up. It can be hard to keep going no matter how much we want to become debt-free it just is not easy. The thing is, the debt-free journey isn’t characterized by how much money you can throw at your debt, even though that’s definitely an important component, it is characterized by how much you’re willing to give up in order to achieve debt-freedom. Wait, what do you

How to Raise an Adult

How to Raise an Adult? This seems like it should be an easy enough question to answer but truthfully, it's not, but it's the best thing that we can do for our kids. We must help our children plant roots but we must also allow them to grow and use their wings.

I'm a member of Clever Girls and received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.  Most of the time I feel like I’m a bad mom because I’m willing to let my kid get hit by the kid swinging on the swings after I’ve told him repeatedly to not walk in front of or behind the swings because he’ll get a boo-boo. I’m the mom that heartbreakingly has watched her baby boy struggle to play at the playground because all he wants is mommy to hold him, but she can’t and won’t because he has