6 Benefits of Saving Money in a Bank You Don’t Want to Miss

6 Benefits of Saving Money in a Bank You Don’t Want to Miss

Paychecks.  Tax refunds.  Interest.  Checks.

These are all things that are made possible (or easier) by a having bank account.

Keeping track of your bank account is easier than it’s ever been.  In the world of technology, you can check your bank account from anywhere with a few swipes on your phone.

Let’s talk about the benefits of saving money in a bank.  Because if you don’t have a bank account, you’re missing out.

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From Toys to Clothes: 25 Ways to a Less Stressed Mess

From Toys to Clothes: 25 Ways to a Less Stressed Mess

Tired of running late to everything because Johnny can’t find his backpack?  Boy do I get it!  You need ideas for getting the kids rooms in order.  Not more cutesy ideas from Pinterest.  But actual tried and true methods for sorting the stuff.

Take it from a mom of five.  I’ve tried so many methods for organizing the clothes, toys, books, games, and school work.  Some ideas seem fine in theory, but don’t work out so great in practice.

And trust me.  If it can’t be done on the cheap, it won’t be done at all.  So I found you 25 different ways to get things organized that won’t break the bank.  Now all you need to do is pop over to A Budget Friendly Life to read all about it.

How to Organize a Large Family in a Small House

How to Organize a Large Family in a Small House

Bang, bang, bang.  “Hurry up!!  I’ve got to go!”

That’s the sound of life all day long when you’ve got a family of 7 living in a house with one bathroom.  No matter how many times I remind the kids to not wait until the last possible minute to use the bathroom, it falls on deaf ears.  There’s a line for that bathroom so often it’s like being at a rock concert.

I always loved the song “Love Grows Best in Little Houses” by Doug Stone.  But when you’re living it day in and day out, life starts to seem a little less romantic than that song suggests.

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 64

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 64

My poor daughter.  She missed her Christmas party at school due to germs.  And on Valentine’s Day, the germs paid her another visit.  She desperately wanted to go to school, but I obviously couldn’t spread those germs through her classmates.

Instead, we popped some popcorn, I made some hot chocolate, and we watched Tangled.  Not a substitute for fun with her friends, but at least it turned her frown upside down.

Sometimes you’ve just got to make the most of your situation.  I hope I can teach her to look for the good!

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10 Crazy Things In a Mom Brain When Everyone Is Sick

10 Crazy Things In a Mom Brain When Everyone Is Sick

I was standing at the bathroom sink in a pee soaked shirt, brushing my teeth.  I desperately wanted a shower.  Instead, I was listening for the 3 year old who had, by my calculations, a 50/50 chance of throwing up before I could even start the water.

The germs had infested our home.  Your garden variety stomach bug had hit some of us.  A nasty sore throat/respiratory illness was going through the rest of us.

Moms take a vow, sometimes unbeknownst to us, that we will never be sick.  Even when the germs hit us, we can’t fully take time off to get better.  Especially when our family is feeling awful and relying on us to take even better care of them than usual.

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 63

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 63

When I walked in the door from a meeting I couldn’t miss, I couldn’t help but joke that our living room looked like a Civil War hospital scene.  At one point this week, all 7 of us were sick at home.  It’s not much fun to power through and make sure everyone is still cared for, but I still haven’t located the phone number for my substitute mom.  So on we go.

We spent a lot of time watching Netflix and eating popsicles this week.  Good thing those are frugal choices, anyway.

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