5 Things To Do Before Going on Maternity or Paternity Leave

You’re expecting! Congrats, mama/papa! If you’re a working parent-to-be you’ll be taking some time off after the arrival of your new child. Here are 5 things to do before you go on maternity or paternity leave. 1- Review your employer’s family leave policy and any additional benefits If you are actively working the first thing…

Our plans for cutting our food budget

We’re not a big family. And I’ve always been told that I eat like a “bird” – I definitely fall into the category of those that eat more out of necessity rather than pleasure. My husband and daughter are of a different breed, my husband in particular. He’s known for making himself “multi-meat” meals and…

The Best Baby Gifts for Your Budget

We all get to this point in our adult lives. For years you find yourself going to engagement parties, bridal showers, bachelor/bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, and wedding. I’m pretty sure in the past 5-7 years I’ve spent thousands of dollars on all the marriage celebrating events. Now those lucky in love people are having babies….

6 Simple Ways to Save Money This Holiday Season

When you’re a young family trying to make ends meet, holiday shopping can sometimes be stressful. You want to give great gifts to your friends and loved ones but you can’t afford breaking the bank to do it. This year since we’re only a few months away from welcoming our second little girl, we’re trying…

My Mint.com Review

My Mint.com Review When I was single and in my mid-20s I found myself spending a lot of my disposable income on stupid stuff. DVDs seem like the biggest waste ever…am I right? Restaurants, lavish gifts that I wanted to give but didn’t need to. Somewhere along the way I realized that I needed to…