Families and Money

Kids are expensive! Even if you are financially savvy, being a parent adds a layer of complexity to your money management you’ve never experienced before.

Whether you’re pregnant or have a baby, toddler, or teenager, here are tips from real moms and dads on how to make smart money decisions for your family including:

  • How to raise a baby on a budget
  • Family saving money tips
  • How to teach your kids about money

Preparing for Baby

First Trimester Pregnancy Must Haves You’ll Wish You Knew About

First Trimester Pregnancy Must Haves You’ll Wish You Knew About

First Trimester Pregnancy Must Haves Having just finished my first trimester with my second child, I realized one thing... Pregnancy must haves can be different from one pregnancy to another. Here were all of my pregnancy must haves with my first child. As you can...

33 Best Gifts for New Moms in 2020

33 Best Gifts for New Moms in 2020

Best Gifts for New Moms While gifts are always appreciated, they're particularly valued when you're a new mom! I remember when I became a new mom, life was chaotic! There was hardly time to do simple things like eating and sleeping. The gifts people sent - they helped...

FREE Baby Samples New and Expecting Moms Can Get

FREE Baby Samples New and Expecting Moms Can Get

Looking for FREE baby samples? Here’s a list of 15 legit ways to get free baby stuff including diapers, wipes, baby books, baby food, clothing, and new mom freebies. Many you can register for online and it’s sent by mail!

Baby’s First Year

Daycare Essentials Checklist: What to Pack for Daycare

Daycare Essentials Checklist: What to Pack for Daycare

Daycare Essentials for Infants or Toddlers Daycare is an emotional time for everybody. Getting what you need for daycare prepared in advance will be one less thing to worry about when the overwhelming drop off happens! Here are the essentials my daycare advised me to...

Practical Baby Shower Gifts New Moms Need (2020)

Practical Baby Shower Gifts New Moms Need (2020)

What are practical baby shower gifts? If you're attending your first baby shower, it can be difficult to understand what would be a useful gift for a new mom. This post may contain affiliate links, meaning if you make a purchase, I may earn a small commission, at no...

Diaper Bag Necessities: What to actually pack in your diaper bag!

Diaper Bag Necessities: What to actually pack in your diaper bag!

Diaper Bag Necessities Your diaper bag is going to be your lifesaver when you're on the road! From dealing with poop explosions to sudden tantrums, your diaper bag is going to get you through those unexpected, messy realities. Since your diaper bag is a mini version...

Postpartum Essentials: things moms NEED after giving birth

Postpartum Essentials: things moms NEED after giving birth

What are the postpartum essentials? Where's the postpartum care kit registry? All throughout the 9 months of pregnancy, you're preparing for the baby's arrival. You have a baby shower. Get all these cute baby products from clothes to toys. It's all about the BABY. Not...

10 Breastfeeding Must Haves that will make Nursing Easier (2020)

10 Breastfeeding Must Haves that will make Nursing Easier (2020)

What do you need for breastfeeding? All you really need for breastfeeding is your breast and your baby. As a money-conscious person, I hate buying more than what I need. In my experience, breastfeeding is not easy. Before my baby came, I didn't know nursing could be...

6 Month Baby Must Haves: What Babies Need at 6 Months

6 Month Baby Must Haves: What Babies Need at 6 Months

What are the Must Haves for a 6 Month Old Baby? What do babies need at 6 months? Between 6-12 months, your baby changes so much! It's an entirely different experience from 0-6 months. You're introducing solids. Your baby is learning to sit up, crawl, stand and walk....

Baby Essentials for the First 3 Months You Can’t Forget About

Baby Essentials for the First 3 Months You Can’t Forget About

What are the baby essentials for the first 3 months? The first three months are both exhilarating and exhausting. You're excited to finally care for your little one, but there's a huge learning curve. You want to arm yourself with all of the best newborn baby gear....

Baby Travel Products and Tips when Flying in 2020

Baby Travel Products and Tips when Flying in 2020

What are the best baby travel products and tips? Taking your baby on an airplane can be stressful and unnerving for even the most frequent travelers. You just don't know how your baby will react 40,000 feet up in the air. When my baby was 3.5 months old, I took her on...

Your Growing Child

1 Year Old Toddler Must Haves (2020)

1 Year Old Toddler Must Haves (2020)

1 Year Old Must Haves If you have a 1 year old, you know some of your baby essentials will no longer have use soon. Your baby is now a toddler. Toddlerhood has its own set of fun moments and challenges. What do you need for a 1 year old toddler? Here are my 1 year old...

Best 2 Year Old Gifts for Boys or Girls (2020) That Will be Loved

Best 2 Year Old Gifts for Boys or Girls (2020) That Will be Loved

Best 2 Year Old Gifts for Boys or Girls My daughter just turned 2. She's exactly like what they say...a terrible 2. She's full of energy, running around and throwing things. It's very easy for her to get into unsafe situations and then have crazy tantrums and be...

Toddler Camping Essentials Making Camping So Much Easier

Toddler Camping Essentials Making Camping So Much Easier

Camping with Toddlers Checklist Camping with toddlers seems like a scary thought. And a lot of work! With proper planning, you can make it a comfortable and memorable experience. Here's what's on our toddler camping essentials list - and what we've heard other trusted...

First Birthday Gift Ideas You Don’t Often Hear About

First Birthday Gift Ideas You Don’t Often Hear About

What are the best first birthday gift ideas? Between my daughter turning 1 recently and going to kid's birthday parties, this question has been coming up a lot! What were her favorite 1st birthday gifts? What did we love amongst her presents that we want to buy for...

Best First Birthday Party on a Budget: 11 tips you need to know

Best First Birthday Party on a Budget: 11 tips you need to know

How do you plan a first birthday party on a budget? The first birthday party anxiety is real! The first birthday is a big deal. When you look on social media, you see pictures of extravagant first birthday bashes! With sparkly backdrops. Elaborate candy bars. When my...