Saving for a “Sunny” Day : Make Financial Goals to Achieve Your Dreams

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Want to learn how to save for a "sunny day"? Make financial goals to achieve your dreams! I remember a day when saving money was simply impossible. We were barely making ends meet. It was a stretch to have enough food to eat at the end of each month. Not being able to save for a rainy day was scary. Saving for a "sunny day" wasn't even on our radar.  But as we've gained traction with our finances and have increased our income over the past couple years, it's been exciting to see our … [Read more...]

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Weekend Reads {March 21, 2015}

Weekend Reads with The Humbled Homemaker

If you want to keep up with the reads that give me pause all week long, follow my Reads and Recipes board on Pinterest. If you want to follow along with my personal life, you can follow me on Instagram. Subscribe to our newsletter to not miss a post!  Reads I Loved This Week Why I Stopped Eating Kale @ Smartter Each Day What I've Learned in Almost 8 Years of Blogging @ EntreFamily 14 Facts the Organic Industry Doesn't Want You to Know @ Don't Waste the Crumbs Want to Know What … [Read more...]

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4 Budget-Friendly Places to Shop for Children’s Clothing

If you're tired of expensive kids clothes, you can't miss these four budget-friendly places to shop for children's clothing!

If you're tired of expensive kids' clothes, you can't miss these four budget-friendly places to shop for children's clothing!  When I was pregnant with my firstborn, I read an article about how expensive it is to raise a child. While it alarmed me a bit, I felt sure there had to be ways to shave dollars off of this cost. And there are. In my experience, saving money on raising kids can start with finding budget-friendly places to shop for children's clothing.  There are so many … [Read more...]

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A Crazy, Chaotic Morning in the Life of a Mom with Three Kids

Do you ever have crazy, chaotic mornings? You are so not alone, Mama!

Do you ever have crazy, chaotic mornings? You are so not alone, Mama! It was a blast back to the past--a past that went from present to past when I wasn't even looking. On the tail end of two solid weeks of snow days, my two littlest girls--age 2 and 4--had been battling respiratory and ear infections. It had been nearly three weeks of a mixed-up routine--or, rather, no routine at all--and many sleepless nights (with little feet and elbows in Mommy and Daddy's eyes) thrown into the … [Read more...]

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35+ Christian-Themed Easter Basket Ideas

Looking for some good Christian-themed Easter basket items? Here are 35+ ideas for Easter baskets that celebrate Resurrection Sunday and point to Christ!

Looking for some good Christian-themed Easter basket items? Here are 35+ ideas for Easter baskets that celebrate Resurrection Sunday and point to Christ! By Will Odom, Contributing Writer (and Erin's hubby!) I grew up with Easter baskets and the Easter bunny. I don't recall ever really believing that a giant bunny actually delivered baskets to our house, but my parents did fill a basket full of small toys and treats for my sister and me each year. We had family Easter egg hunts, … [Read more...]

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Weekend Reads {March 14, 2015}

Weekend Reads with The Humbled Homemaker

If you want to keep up with the reads that give me pause all week long, follow my Reads and Recipes board on Pinterest. If you want to follow along with my personal life, you can follow me on Instagram. Subscribe to our newsletter to not miss a post!  Reads I Loved This Week 7 Things I'm NOT Saying When I Tell You I Homeschool My Kids @ Real Life At Home 6 Things Our Family Has Chosen to Splurge On @ Money Saving Mom I Am Not a Crunchy Mom @ Stacy Makes Cents You Don't Have to Go … [Read more...]

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Chocolate Almond Bliss Smoothie {Trim Healthy Mama Compliant & Dairy-Free!}

Chocolate Almond Bliss Smoothie

This post brought to you by Renew Life Formulas. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Humbled Homemaker. I think you will LOVE this chocolate almond bliss smoothie! It's Trim Healthy Mama compliant and both dairy-free and gluten-free! Enjoy Renew Life Skinny Gut Ultimate Shakes!  Several weeks back, representatives for Skinny Gut Shake, a high protein nutritional supplement, emailed me and asked me to review their product.  At first, I said no. We sent several … [Read more...]

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A Dad “Stuck” with Daughters

A Dad Stuck with Daughters

Are you a dad "stuck" with daughters? Or is your husband "stuck" with daughters? It's time we stop letting society try and tell us this is a negative thing! By Will Odom, Contributing Writer (and Erin's husband!) The couple at the table next to us smiled as my daughters and I  sat down at  a restaurant that we frequent. I was taking them to lunch so that Mommy could have some alone time. I loved these outings. They were always a lot of fun, and I enjoyed the daddy/daughter … [Read more...]

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Do you have a spending problem or an income problem?

Does Your Piggy Bank Need a Little Love

Do you have a spending problem or an income problem? There is a difference, and, either way, there is hope for financial stability! We were at our lowest point, financially. After accepting a church scholarship to attend a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University Class, we became even more disillusioned. It wasn't the teacher. It wasn't the material. It was that we just could not figure out how to make ends meet, and we did not know what we were doing wrong. At the time, the sample … [Read more...]

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7 Gluten-Free Dinners Made from Ingredients Bought at Aldi

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 I think you will love these 7 gluten-free dinners made with ingredients from ALDI!  It's no secret that I've a huge fan of ALDI. I've been shopping for my family's groceries there for nearly ten years now--since my newlywed days. When I first began shopping at ALDI, I was delighted to find many items on our grocery list, but I still had to frequent quite a few other stores to find everything we needed. This was especially true when we became gluten-free. Within the past year or so, … [Read more...]

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