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6 Easy hairstyles for busy moms

You know what you don’t have time for when you have a new baby or a toddler running around? Really that could be answered in lots of ways, but today’s answer is doing your hair. In the everyday mess of things doing your hair doesn’t seem like a big deal. But I firmly believe that actually taking the 5 minutes to …

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How we paid off almost $32,000 in debt in one year

I’m currently looking at the title of this blog sitting in disbelief that I am actually the one writing it. Over the year 2017 my husband and I paid off $31,914.14 in debt, and it was not easy! We paid off both of our cars, several student loans, some medical debt, and of course some house debt. This post will …

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DIY newborn photos: 8 Tips for a baby photoshoot at home

When you first have your newborn the emotions are overwhelming and every second is precious. What also comes with that sweet baby is a nice bundle of expenses, some necessary, and some not. Taking newborn photos of your newborn is totally necessary, but since paying for the diapers and medical bills comes first sometimes they fall by the wayside. Doing a baby …

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DIY Industrial Shelves (Less than $8!)

When I started planning the office of our new home I immediately started dreaming of industrial shelving. It’s all the rage now as I’m sure you know, but the thing is it is expensive. Take the drool-worthy example below from Jessica Krauss on A Beautiful Mess. It is truly awesome looking, and perfect for the room we have, but way out of our budget. …

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10 perfect maternity photoshoot dresses (that are all on Amazon prime)

When you are having a new baby a maternity photo shoot is one of those things that you just can’t wait to do, but it’s also stressful! There is a lot to figure out and finding the perfect maternity photoshoot dress can feel very overwhelming. When I was pregnant with my first I spent countless hours looking at Pinterest and Amazon looking at ideas. …

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10 ways for moms to treat themselves (that won’t break your budget!)

Calling all worn out stressed out moms: you are totally allowed to take a breather and have some ‘me’ time! I am guilty of running myself ragged (especially now that we are expecting baby #2) and letting all the stresses of life get to me, but I am such an advocate for moms to just let themselves off the hook regularly to …

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Best and worst baby products

When you have a new baby there are so many things that people say you need to buy, and so many lists of things that say they are super helpful. But let’s be honest, you don’t need half of it and some people make really crappy suggestions. As a mom to two kids under 4 and aunt to many many …

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6 tips on life balance after baby

You know that feeling when you finally hitting your stride and you feel like you are just doing something right? The last few weeks I’ve finally felt like that at home. After having Abby now over a year ago we completely dedicated our time to her (as you really should with a newborn). But, as all moms find, it tends …