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How To Successfully Road Trip With Kids!

This post is sponsored by Sensible Portions but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.We travel a lot as a family, so it is crucial to us that our travels be efficient and affordable.One way we are able to cut back on our travel expenses is by taking road trips whenever we can. Pack Snacks- Packing snacks is crucial for planning a peaceful trip with kids! My kids Veggie Straws love Sensible Portions for car rides, beach trips,…

Tips For Going Back To School With A Young Family

Disclaimer: I'm not a professional, I'm writing this from the perspective of a mom/wife whose husband got his masters while we had two little kids. I've been meaning to sit down and pen my best thoughts on returning to school with young kids for over a year now.  So, here I am, finally doing just that.  So, most of you know my husband left his job as a Civil Engineer Corps Officer in the Navy to get an MBA back…

Trader’s Joe Shopping List & Menu Plan

I want to dedicate this blog post (I can do that, right?) to my dear friend Rebecca, thank you for sharing Trader Joe's with me and giving me the confidence to shop like an organic, budget boss by sharing your favorite products. So, I recently discovered a magical place called Trader Joe's.  I want to confess to you guys that until a few weeks ago, I thought TJ's was a place only fancy, rich people shopped.  In the Midwest, I know…

10 Things You Should Do In June 2018!

Summer is almost here, the kids are getting out of school, and you're probably wondering how to get the summer started right.  I thought I'd share my list of things I'm doing this June to inspire you.  Would love to hear what you're doing this month! 1) Join your summer reading program: If you're a big reader or not, sign up and cash in on some fun freebies.  Set a reading goal for yourself this summer, not just your kids. …

Our Easter Baskets + a 50.00 Incredibundles Gift Card Giveaway!!!

Disclosure:  I received an Incredibundles gift card for myself to make my Easter Basket Selections.  I only promote companies I love on this blog! I am one of those obnoxious people that blows holidays out of proportion.   I've said it on this blog multiple times, my grandmother did it for me and I'm doing it for my kids with no shame.  With that said, when I get my kids presents, I like them to be purposeful and useful.  I…

How To Save Money On Experiences As A Family

Access pass- many states now offer families living within poverty guidelines the option for reduce admissions and memberships.  This is a wonderful thing, if you qualify for it.  Utilize it! Memberships- If you can afford an annual membership, buy it!  It is so worth it, and if possible splurge for the option to bring friends.  We can bring two people with each membership we have, and by doing it every time I'm allowing my friends the opportunity to go somewhere…