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Struggling to remember that your kids are perfectly capable of doing chores? This age appropriate chore chart will help remind you of what chores your child can do.
These creative ways to pay off student loans will help you add more money to your debt pay off plan without eating too much into your budget.
Need some ideas for a budget friendly Easter this year? These are just few ways to make keeping Easter on a budget easier.

Essential Oils on a Budget


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Before I jumped on the essential oils bandwagon, I had many questions. What kind of oils to use, how to use essential oils, which ones I should always have on hand, and most importantly, how to stick to a budget when essential oils can be anything but budget friendly? If you are a wholesale member of Young Living, you can purchase the oils at the wholesale price instead of the retail price, which is a great way to help you save money. Young Living offers an auto ship program called Essential

Age Appropriate Chore Chart (Free Printable)

Struggling to remember that your kids are perfectly capable of doing chores? This age appropriate chore chart will help remind you of what chores your child can do.

I have to be honest; I struggle with getting my kids to do chores. It is so much easier to just do the chores myself than to convince, bribe, threaten, or force my kids to do them. Some days, my kids just obey perfectly and getting chores accomplished is super easy. Most day however, I usually end up doing them because I do not want to have to deal with the headache of making them do them. This is where I have failed as a mom in my opinion, because it is my duty to teach my boys real life

Creative Ways to Pay Off Student Loans

These creative ways to pay off student loans will help you add more money to your debt pay off plan without eating too much into your budget.

I am so happy that my bloggy buddy Kim from Thrifty Little Mom is letting me borrow some of her blog space! This post is all about how I am working towards dumping my student loan debt without eating too much into our budget. My journey through college is a little different from most but not all that crazy. I started college off on the right foot, right after high school with a scholarship and getting good grades. Then somewhere in the middle of my first semester, I started slacking off. I am

Easter on a Budget

Need some ideas for a budget friendly Easter this year? These are just few ways to make keeping Easter on a budget easier.

This is actually the first year that we will be giving Easter gifts (a.k.a. Easter baskets) to our boys. We just did not have the room in the budget to do it the other two years of Conner’s life and to be honest, he would not have even remembered. Therefore, now that we are working on making Easter on a budget work for us, we are using a few different ideas to help make it possible. Plan Planning will save you time and money. Know what gifts you want to purchase weeks (if not months) before

3 Things Bloggers Should Stop Doing

I love blogs and bloggers but there are a few things that need to stop in the blogging world. Bloggers should stop doing these 3 things immediately.

I have been a fan of blogs long before I ever thought of creating The Budget Mama. I love reading and following blogs and getting to know the bloggers behind those blogs. I have followed A Bowl Full of Lemons back when she was still a tiny blogger still on Blogger. I have watched Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles build up an amazing following and I have watched The Humbled Homemaker grow from a minnow to a giant fish in the pond. I love blogs and I love bloggers but there are three things that

My Money Philosophy

What's your money philosophy? Knowing what you value most when it comes to your money is important to figuring out how money can best serve you.

I receive dozens of questions from readers asking various questions as to why it is that I do certain things the way that I do – like why I make our own laundry detergent or why our grocery budget is so high or why I no longer coupon. Therefore, I thought I would share with y’all my money philosophy. What is a money philosophy? It is essential what your thoughts and beliefs surrounding money are, the structure of money and the way it flows in and out of your household. My money philosophy is

The Power of a Budget

The power of a budget is freedom. A budget gives you freedom from being pushed over and bullied by your own impulses. Harness the power of a budget today.

A few nights ago, while I was cleaning up the kitchen from dinner and my hubs and boys were watching a movie together, the doorbell rang. My hubs and I exchanged a glance since it was 7 pm and our neighborhood has no streetlights so it was pitch black outside. My hubs answered the door and immediately I could tell that it was a door-to-door salesman – I went back to scouring my kitchen sink while my hubs listened to the solicitor’s pitch. A few minutes later, I hear my hubs ask “babe, don’t we

How to Save More Money than What You Usually Save

These six ways to save more money will help you save more than you usually save. Start using them today to max out your savings plan!

This is a guest post from Sarah of Saving Money Never Goes Out of Style. Thank you Sarah for your awesomeness! Saving money and living more intentionally is a fantastic goal for the New Year, but what if you don't know where to start? What if you're stuck or in a rut? Getting started (or back on track) may be as easy as looking at your tried and true strategies and making a few simple changes. Here's how to save more money than what you usually save... How to Save More Money than What You

Momtographer, Get Your Photos Off Your Phone

Are you a momtographer with thousands of photos stored on your phone like me? This is a fun new tool to help you get those photos in print easily!

“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and timeshel, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #timeshelprints http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV” I am a total momtographer. You will always find me with my iPhone taking several snapshots of my boys whether we are at the park, a play date, at home, or in the yard (my neighbors think I am crazy ;) ). I take dozens of photos every week of my boys even if they do not end up on social media; they end

6 Budgeting Misconceptions

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After posting my family’s one-income budget and reading the comments, I discovered that there are several misconceptions on budgeting. Many people think that our budget is set in stone and that every month our utility bills are exactly those numbers and that our grocery bill is always the same – it is not. There are some months where we spend more on groceries than others and there are some months where we have to completely re-do the budget in order to accommodate for changes. For example,