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Saving money without the mess of extreme couponing

“Saving money as a stay at home mom” – Do you find yourself Pinteresting this phrase about saving money as much as I do? When I first became a stay at home mom, I would find myself feeling guilty that I get to stay home all day while my husband worked so hard to provide for us. Now that I have a few years of being a stay at home mom under my belt, I wouldn’t say that the guilt is gone forever, but I would say that I have learned how to contribute to our home more efficiently. I got started with the idea of saving money as a way to contribute to our home one day when I was reading Proverbs 31. A wife of noble character focuses on ways she can save her family some expense. Particularly, …

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Successfully start a blog as a stay at home mom

So, you’re ready to start a blog, huh? This is going to be so much fun! I’ve been blogging for almost four years and have absolutely loved every single minute of it! Now, I’m not going to pretend that there aren’t five million articles out there covering all of the steps for how to start a blog. So, instead of listing out each step, I thought I would share a few things with you from my perspective and then share a couple of resources that I have found most helpful throughout my blogging adventure! Let’s dive in! When I decided to start a blog, I knew nothing about blogging. Everything I have learned about blogging, I have learned by doing a ton of research, much trial and error, and a lot of starting and stopping and changing direction. If I …

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How She Did It: Small Business Owner, Ashley Bills

I am super excited to launch the start of How She Did It! This is a Small Business Monthly Feature here on the blog! Each month we will hear from Small Business Owners who are rocking out their industry and leaving a legacy for their family!   This month, I am honored to have Ashley Bills join me as we discuss how she started a successful Online Children’s Boutique while keeping her family a priority!     I met Ashley through a Facebook Group I am a part of for Stay-At-Home-Moms. She is married to Chris and together they have three adorable kiddos! My desire is that through these monthly features, you’ll gain some insight to owning your own Small Business, be encouraged to continue through the craziness of family and business, and maybe even be motivated to start something new …

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How to develop the wise woman within yourself

You know that old saying that every wise woman in your life would share with you growing up? “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” How the heck do you apply that to motherhood?! I often feel like I’m beating myself up over how I’ve spoken to my family in the past 12 hours. I mean, sometimes you just get so frustrated about repeating the same chore multiple times a day, that eventually all of your built-up frustration has nowhere to go but directly into the ears of, even your smallest, family members. amiright? It takes a wise woman of amazing patience to apply that saying to her everyday life, every. single. day. And patience is the virtue that is super hard to come by when you’re a mom. Wise woman kinda mom or not. In every …