How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft 4

How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft 4

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Credit Karma®. All opinions are my own. #creditkarma In 2007, I found out I was a victim of identity theft. I remember the scenario very well. I was teaching second grade during my husband’s very first assignment as a military family out of state. My dad called me and left a message on my phone. During my break, I called my dad back and he told me that a credit card company … [Read more...]



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Easy and Affordable Princess Dress Hanging Rack

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My girls love to dress up. It may be one of their favorite things to do around here! We've been collecting princess dresses for about six years and have a nice collection of princess dresses. However, we were running into issues. We never really had a place to hang these beautiful princess dresses so that my girls would have easy access to them. The princess dresses were either too high in the closets or shoved into a small storage box for … [Read more...]



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10 Must-Have Items for the Kitchen

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I've been spending a lot of time in my kitchen lately! As I get older, I find that I enjoy cooking more and enjoy creating in the kitchen. My girls love to watch me cook and many times I allow them to help. We are making memories that will last a lifetime while I teach them a few tips and tricks in the kitchen that they can use in the future with their own families. I have a few items in my kitchen that are my "must-haves" -- items that I … [Read more...]



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7 Ways to Speed Up Your Morning Routine

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The morning can be a bit chaotic if not planned out well. Do you find yourself in a frazzled mess every morning trying to get everyone fed, dressed, and out of the door on time? If so, this is for you! Follow these seven steps to speed up your morning routine and get out the door faster! 7 Ways to Speed Up Your Morning Routine and Get Out the Door Faster! 1. Set items out the night before. This includes your clothes, children's clothes, … [Read more...]



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Spring cleaning tips for busy moms

Spring Cleaning Tips for Busy Moms + Giveaway

Spring cleaning tips for busy moms

Disclosure: This review was made possible by iConnect and Mr. Clean. I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are my 100% mine. Spring is here! When the spring season approaches, several moms that I know use the warmer days to catch up on much needed cleaning. During the winter season, the family is usually cooped up inside and that means messes are inevitable. When my kids are entertaining themselves … [Read more...]



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How to Teach Your Kids Responsibility

How to teach your kids responsibility

Does it seem like every time you turn around, your kids are constantly expecting you to do something for them that they really could do themselves? From leaving their toys and clothes on the floor to asking you to get them a drink or a snack, it's like our children forget that we are separate people--not just maids whose lives are dedicated to serving them. While this type of attitude is healthy and beneficial for newborns, who truly are … [Read more...]



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5 Office Essentials for Work-At-Home Moms

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Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GIVEEXTRAGETEXTRA #CVS #CollectiveBias I work from home seven days a week. Having an organized work space is very important for me. Without organization and order, I would not be as productive as I would need to be. As a work-at-home mom, I enjoy having a home office that works for me. I try to keep my office as clutter … [Read more...]



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Five Ways to Earn Money as a Stay-at-Home Mom

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Are you a stay-at-home and wanting to contribute more to the family finances? Well now you can! There's so many options out there for stay-at-home moms. Here are a few great ways I've earned extra money while staying-at-home with the kids. 1. Start a Blog and Monetize It I started a money saving blog, The Frugal Free Gal, the first year I became a stay at home mom in 2008. I currently own three blogs (see them all here) and I do monetize … [Read more...]



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5 Ways to Keep Your Car Clean When You Have Kids

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After having kids, I knew the messes were inevitable. After 7 years, I finally feel like I'm able to control the clutter in my life, but it hasn't been easy. It's taken a lot of time, energy, and effort to keep things clean and tidy in the space around me and I finally feel like I'm getting this down. One area that I have struggled with keeping clean for the longest time is my car. My car gets out of control fast. With two kids and one on the … [Read more...]



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Five Energy Hacks for Tired Moms

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It seems as though, as busy moms, tiredness is pretty much a way of life these days. You know you should slow down and relax--and you do when you can--but sometimes there are so many commitments and deadlines and projects on your plate that you have to just push through. The next time this happens and you need energy in a hurry, skip the Starbucks. Here are five energy hacks for tired moms to try instead. 1. Step Outside for Some Fresh Air and … [Read more...]



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5 Tips to Keep Up With Laundry

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Call me crazy, but there are times I love to do laundry. Now keep in mind, I said "there are times" I love doing laundry, but there are also times when I just simply can't stand it. As a mom of two girls and as a military wife, we have so much laundry to do on a regular basis around here. The older I get, the more respect I have for my mom who was able to manage laundry for six of us in the house, and she made it look so easy. Now that I have … [Read more...]



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Is Your Busy Schedule Affecting Your Children’s Behavior?

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Think your busy schedule is only running you ragged? The truth is, it may be affecting your family more than you know--even if you're the only one who is busy. The old saying "no man is an island" couldn't be more true for overworked moms. Here are four ways your busy schedule might be causing unintended consequences in your family. 1. You Don't Spend as Much Time With Your Children As You Should Yes, your children will likely always want … [Read more...]



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Why You Need to Simplify Your Schedule This Year

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For many Americans today, especially American mothers, busyness seems to be an unavoidable fact of life. Between work, family, volunteering, cleaning and all of the other things that moms have (and want) to do on a daily basis, there just never seem to be enough hours in the day. We know that we're too busy. But all too often, we don't do anything to make the busyness stop--either because we don't know what to do about it, or because we TELL … [Read more...]



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4 Ways to Make Time for Your Husband

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With kids to take care of, errands to run, a house to clean, and a hundred other responsibilities to take care of on a daily basis, it is all too easy to let something slide. Unfortunately, however, when life's demands press hard, it's often our relationships with our husbands that suffer the most. While many husbands are really understanding of the reduced share of our time that they get, the fact is that they shouldn't be getting our … [Read more...]



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Five Ways to Make Date Nights a Priority

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How long has it been since you and your spouse had a date night--just the two of you? Regular date nights are an important part of a strong and happy marriage, and yet all too many couples neglect them because they are too busy with other things. No matter how busy you are with work, your children and your hobbies, you can't just let your marriage slide. You have to make your marriage a priority. Here are five ways to make date nights a … [Read more...]



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Healthy Snack Choices for Kids

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cuties for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. The brand new year is here and this is a time to focus on new goals and resolutions. As a family, we decided that this was the year that we would eat healthier meals and move more. With two children at home and a busy on-the-go lifestyle, it's not always easy to make the best food choices for everyone and sometimes it's hard to find time to … [Read more...]



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How to Clean Your Kitchen for Guests

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Clorox for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in a house. We make breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks in the kitchen. We microwave food, cook food in the oven, store food in the refrigerator, freezer, and pantry, wash dishes throughout the day, and a variety of other tasks. This is the time of year when families spend time together in the … [Read more...]



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12 Days of Romance

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Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KYTrySomethingNew #CollectiveBias As moms, we spend a lot of time making sure our kids are taken care of so that all of their needs are met. However, in the process, we can lose focus on other things in life that matter, such as relationships with others. With neverending to-do lists and chores galore, it's important to … [Read more...]



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5 Ways to Take Care of Yourself as a Busy Mom

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Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DailyRepairDifference #CollectiveBias As busy moms, we tend to spend a lot of time taking care of everyone around us. We spend a lot of our time taking care of our children. We feed them, bathe them, entertain them, and drive them to and from school or other activities. The list is almost endless. We also take care of … [Read more...]



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10+ Gift Subscription Ideas for Kids – Unique Gift Ideas for Christmas!

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Are you trying to figure out what to get the little loved ones in your life for Christmas this year? Gift subscriptions are a great way to show your loved one you care! It's the gift that keeps on giving all year long. Consider giving a gift subscription below this year! Children love receiving gifts in the mail! Below you will find 10+ gift subscription ideas for kids! Little Passports Offers fun and engaging products for children … [Read more...]



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