DIY/Crafts

Throw a Last-Minute Halloween Party on a Budget

Halloween is a week away, and that means ghoulish (or pretty) costumes, candy, and Halloween parties. We have three young girls – two of whom already understand the amazingness that is candy and one who I’m sure will have a good idea of it once the night is through. And if you’re anything like ourContinue Reading “Throw a Last-Minute Halloween Party on a Budget”

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Why Age 5, Not 2 or 3 is the Hardest Age to Parent

“Oh, the terrible twos. That’s a hard year!” “Yea, but just wait until three! Or four! Those are worse!”  When you are a first-time parent and your oldest starts to hit those super fun years of temper tantrums and exhausting behaviors, you often hear those same sentiments. The “terrible twos” have that name for aContinue Reading “Why Age 5, Not 2 or 3 is the Hardest Age to Parent”

Finance/Money

Don’t Spend Your Money like Congress

Sponsored post. My husband and I have always been a frugal couple. We plan our money carefully and we don’t spend what we don’t have (ahem, Congress). We are known as the “boring couple” to our friends and family because we will often turn down extravagant vacation opportunities or dinners out. We would much ratherContinue Reading “Don’t Spend Your Money like Congress”

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Traveling With Kids During the Holidays = Not Fun

Most of us, if not all of us in the military, have lived away from family during the holiday seasons. We have all experienced the guilt of not being able to make it for the holidays or not being able to see everyone. We have all felt the anguish when our loved one missed aContinue Reading “Traveling With Kids During the Holidays = Not Fun”