Sure, in the beginning date nights are a great way to spend your money, not save it – and certainly not earn it! But times have changed (or maybe you’re just getting older ;-)) and now it’s time to consider some money-making date night ideas!
Yep, that’s what I said. Dates where you actually make money. These aren’t just cheap date night ideas or dates on dime…on these dates, you can actually make money.
Because you’re a team and finances are a huge part of that, right?
So if you’re ready to start mixing romance and finances, here are some money-making date night ideas to try:
Aside from the mortgage, the monthly food bill is likely your largest expense. But unlike the mortgage, it can easily change each and every month and if you aren’t paying attention, it can get huge!
But what if you could cut your monthly grocery bill by hundreds of dollars?
Even better, what if you could do little things that make the process easy? Things that don’t involve becoming an extreme couponer?
Obviously, you know where I’m headed…you can cut a lot of money off your food bill by doing some really easy things!
To get you started, I’ve got 10 specific changes you can make to cut your grocery budget. Here they are:
I’m all about kid crafts that can last longer than your classic construction paper card – and that’s exactly what these egg carton flowers are! They will last forever, can be stored away for special occasions, or placed prominently somewhere permanently.
And they are ADORABLE.
Bright colors, screaming of little kid design…and they don’t require a wall to hang on.
If you’re on the hunt for the best gift ideas for 1-year old girls, you must have quite a celebration on your hands – their first birthday! 1-year olds are a lot of fun and they’re finally starting to get interested in toys, so this is a fun time to shop. But there’s a lot of stuff out there, so it can be really hard to make the right decision.
But fear not! I’ve done the research for you. All of these gifts were the absolute favorites for my 1-year old daughter and I’m sure they’ll please your little 1-year old girl too. Happy birthday to your little one!
One of the best ways to obtain financial freedom is to have a few side hustles that help you earn some extra cash. An even better way to obtain financial freedom is to join forces with your better half with one of these side jobs for couples! Not only is there potential to make even more money, but you’re strengthening your relationship, which is really your strongest and most powerful asset.
So what kind of side jobs can you do with your spouse or significant other? Really, the opportunities are endless, but there are some clear front-runners that are easy to get, easy to complete, profitable, and hopefully a ton of fun.
So get hustling! Here are some great side jobs for couples that you should consider first:
After co-sleeping with two kids, I’ve come to find that there are different variations of co-sleeping and no one really does it the same way. Co-sleeping with a bed rail, bed up against the wall, parents in different beds with different kids, parents on the floor, kids in the middle – the list goes on and on. There are lots of factors that go into deciding how you’re going to co-sleep and it’s not only different for each family…it’s also different for each child.
With my first child, we moved the furniture in our room and pushed the bed right up against the wall. My son slept between me and the wall and for the most part, it worked just fine. The second time around, we’ve done things a little differently and have opted to co-sleep with a bed rail.
Co-sleeping with a bed rail has been great for us. There are some things to consider though, so this may not be the best choice for everyone. While I do love it, there are some safety concerns, so please make sure to read through all of this before making your decision!
If you’re debating whether co-sleeping with a bed rail is the right move to make, here are some things to consider:
I can’t tell you how many times I hear “I would love to be a stay at home mom, but we just can’t afford it.” It kills me that so many people find themselves in this predicament, but I truly do believe that just about anyone can figure out how to become a stay at home mom if they give it time and plan accordingly. It may not happen overnight, but it CAN happen, you just have to make the right financial moves.
So if you’ve been thinking about this in the back of your mind, start making these moves now! Even if you don’t end up becoming a stay at home mom, you will be in a better place financially and have way more security.
And if you’ve already made the leap (or need to really, really soon), don’t worry, you can still make this happen.
Here’s how to become a stay at home mom (or at least afford it):
My husband recently said to me that if I were to become the breadwinner, he’d take over all the cooking. WHAT. This man was serious. Needless to say, I haven’t stopped writing since. It also got me thinking about all the other women that are in the same boat as me. So it’s time to come up with a list of six-figure business ideas for stay at home moms! Jobs and businesses that can be started during nap time or when Moana is singing. Businesses where we retain full control over our schedule so we can take the whole day off for a sick kid or all of a sudden spend 8 hours a day during a week of camp.
This is that list. Not only are these six-figure businesses possible, but they’re happening each and every day. We’re not talking about becoming the next J.K. Rowling or Sara Blakely. Sure, that would be fabulous. (And please, please, please come back and tell me that I helped you make that dream come true.)
What we’re talking about are good, high-quality six-figure businesses for stay at home moms that already have proven business models and case studies in place. Businesses that won’t necessarily make you enough to end world hunger, but are actually enough to support your entire family, make more than your husband, and potentially change the trajectory of both of your lives. And most importantly, jobs and businesses that you can do while you’re also staying at home with your kids.
When I started my first blog (this one), I prepared and prepared and prepared. I had tons of posts drafted, I took my time setting things up, I made mistakes that then had to be fixed. I learned from trial and error and experimentation. It was an amazing experience, but I paid the price in time. So when my husband and I decided to start another blog together (Documentary Reviewers), I knew I wanted it up quickly. There was no reason to play around with things I already knew we’d need and want.
So if you’re considering starting a blog and want to just get it up quickly, here’s what we did and what you need to do too:
From the second I came across the concept of hygge, I was hooked. And since it goes hand-in-hand with holidays, I can’t wait to have a hygge Easter this year!
Easter is hands down one of my favorite holidays and it’s perfect for adding hygge. So many critical hygge concepts (family, outdoors, food) are already present in Easter, so hygge-fying it is not only easy, it’s also fun.