10 Alternative Easter Basket Ideas that Will Leave Your Kids Even More Excited

I’m all about practical gifts, so the annual Easter “basket” has always irked me a bit. You can only have so many baskets before you go crazy!  So alternative Easter baskets ideas have always excited me and I intend to take advantage of them each and every year. So if you’ve reached your basket limit …

The 10 Best Gift Ideas for 1-Year Old Girls

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 …

How to Become a Stay at Home Mom: The Financial Moves to Make First

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 …

10 Things You Should Be Doing to Live a Hygge Life

Hygge – the Danish not-so-easy-to-define word for happiness, coziness, nostalgia, and contentment – is a big part of why Denmark is consistently ranked as one of the happiest places in the world.  We, as Americans, on the other hand,  seem to be on a constant pursuit of happiness, yet don’t rank anywhere close to the …

The Eczema Cream that Finally Got Rid of Our Eczema

Ok, guys, weird topic coming to you: eczema treatment! But I’m doing this because I know I’m not the only one out there that’s putting obscene amounts of lotion on their hands in this cold, dry weather. And if you’ve ever had eczema before (and if you have, then I’m willing to bet your lovely …

50 Ways to Be a Happier Stay-at-Home Mom

Being a stay-at-home mom is a blessing…that can sometimes feel like a curse.  You get to experience every beautiful moment of your child’s life…along with every miserable one.  You get to create the home of your dreams…and witness its daily destruction and resurrection. It’s fulfilling, inspiring, and exciting…but it’s also thankless, degrading, and lonely.  So …

How to Turn Old Christmas Cards into Forever Keepsakes

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is opening up Christmas cards from family and friends…especially the photo ones! So each and every year I am twisted apart trying to figure out what to do with them when the holiday season ends.  Throwing them away seems awful, saving them seems pointless. So I …