I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
This week I have categorized the tips I found for you so you can easily skip anything that might not apply to you.
They are broken down into 3 categories: Finances, Home Life and Parenting/Pregnancy with 3 tips each.
Financial Tip #1
Creating a budget can be difficult enough, but being able to stick to it is often the hardest part. If you have a difficult time sticking to your budget, here are 5 tips to help you stay on track.
Financial Tip #2
When tracking your finances, add your automatic payments to your check register well before they are scheduled to go out. That way it will look like the money is already spent and you won’t accidentally spend it ahead of time.
Financial Tip #3
Stacey of The Soccer Mom Blog suggests that one of the best ways to stop worrying about money is to let other people help you achieve your financial goals. She also includes tips on preparing to meet with your banker and other ways to stop worrying about money.
Home Life Tip #1
Do you struggle to clean because you find it rather boring and time consuming? You are certainly not alone! Check out 6 Easy Ways To Make Cleaning More Fun And Faster.
Home Life Tip #2
When trying to have less clutter, it is often the sentimental items that are the most difficult to get rid of. Pink Fortitude suggests questions to ask yourself before parting with a sentimental item:
1. How often do I use or enjoy this item? Will I really need it in the future?
2. How much is the cost replacement?
3. What is the value/sentiment of the item?
You can read more purging tips here.
Home Life Tip #3
(This one could also go under Finances)
Garage and yard sales have been popping up all over my neighborhood for the last month. Are you planning to have one sometime soon? According to Made In A Pinch, you should actually display 15 signs to advertise your yard sale. I had no idea it took that many! Here are more tips to have a crazy profitable yard sale.
Parenting/Pregnancy Tip #1
Are you in the same position as me and about to breastfeed for the first time? Milkology is a very detailed course that has me feeling so much more prepared for this new adventure. If you are in the same boat and have been looking for some education to help prepare you, consider taking a look at Milkology. You can also read my review of it here and why I highly recommend it.
Parenting/Pregnancy Tip #2
Does your child get food all over the floor when eating? Of course – what child doesn’t?! Have you ever considered putting a tablecloth under their high chair to catch all messes and clean them up easily? So easy and so brilliant! Here are more ways Smart Moms Save Time.
Parenting/Pregnancy Tip #3
Are your kids getting bored with summer winding down before school starts? Last week I shared with you 40 Fun Activities For Kids When They’re Stuck Indoors. Today I want to share 80 Boredom Busters For Kids from Not Quite Super Mom using both indoor and outdoor activities that are sure to entertain them!
Have a great week!
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