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Tag Archive: budgeting

Smart Family Finances for Reaching Our Traveling Goals
April 19, 2017 8:00 am | by

When you get married and have children you begin to make choices based your family’s priorities and goals. Family finances play a role in making our goals a reality. For us, providing experiences and life-memories for our children has always been one of our top priorities. And cloth diapering has been one tool we use to help make that happen. Early Family Financial Choices My husband and I married right out of college, with student loans and careers that had not yet been established. Financially, we were starting from nothing. I had accepted a teaching position right before our wedding, but knew

Real Mom Talk: Grocery Planning & Budgeting
October 10, 2015 8:26 pm | by

As I’ve gotten further into this whole wife and mommy thing, I’ve learned how important it is to have a plan (and budget) when it comes to dinner and meal planning. Since our household only has one income, I had to find a few tricks to make it work and when I did, I wondered why it took me so long! What had I been doing all those years?! Make a list and check it twice. Seriously. Do not walk into a store without a list. This will help navigate you through every aisle and, as long as you have the will

Cloth 101: Can I afford to cloth diaper?
June 4, 2013 8:58 am | by

Can I afford to cloth diaper? If you can afford to purchase disposable diapers each week, then yes, you can definitely afford to cloth diaper. One of the most common things I hear from parents who are considering cloth diapers is “I can’t afford it.” But when I listen to someone say that particular phrase, all I hear is, “I can’t afford cloth diapers right now.” One of the biggest misconceptions about cloth diapers is that you need to purchase a huge stash of five dozen diapers upfront. This isn’t true. What you do need to purchase is enough cloth