Category: Every Day Living

want to be clutter-free

Want to Be Clutter-Free? 5 Simple Habits for a Clutter-Free Life

Inside: Get a clutter-free home and and life with 5 simple habits.

How many times have you searched frantically for that jacket, your keys, or even your child’s field trip permission slip, because there is too much clutter in your house?

It’s a common scenario. Seems like most of us are drowning in clutter, costing … Read more

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4 Tips That Will Help You Clear Out Sentimental Clutter

Inside: How to declutter sentimental items without the guilt.

I picked up a tiny, pink cotton dress, and put it to my face. Inhaling deeply, I felt the tears coming. Sitting on the living room floor, I looked around at piles of tiny onesies, rompers and itty-bitty shoes with dread.

Why is it so … Read more

managing expectations on family vacation

The Truth About Managing Expectations on Vacation: 4 Things You Need to Know

Inside: How to give yourself grace – managing expectations on family vacation.

Irritated, I reached for my daughter’s arm to hurry her along. The huge resort iguana captured her attention while I was rushing to get us to the pool.

I felt my arm brush the coke bottle in her hand and heard the loud … Read more

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Struggling with Marriage Money Problems? 3 Simple Solutions

Inside: Common marriage money problems and three tips to overcome them.

My shoulders ached with tension as I sat at the computer, reviewing our joint checking transactions. I bit my lip and squeezed my eyes shut to hold back frustrated tears.

Sighing with despair, I realized that we didn’t have an income problem. No. What … Read more

Save Money and Cut Costs on Family Vacation

How to Save Money on Family Travel

If there’s one thing I love, it’s getting out of town with my family. Something about getting away, even for a long weekend, just lifts my spirits. But vacation costs add up fast. Since I’m the money-manager of the family, I’m always looking for ways to save money on family travel.

Our family vacations can … Read more