Budgeting with your significant other

Do you share your money with your spouse or significant other? Do you have one joint account or do you just keep separate accounts and split the bills? Maybe you have a different arrangement. According to Money Habitudes, "73% of individuals have money management styles that are different from their partner’s." I don't find this … Continue reading Budgeting with your significant other

Staying on budget with a growing baby: Kids Clothes for Less Part 1

Its still February and my 3.5 month old is just about busting out of her 3 month onesies and footed onesies. I learned with baby#1 not to buy too many baby clothes in advance because you do not have control over how fast they grow. We are grateful that our babies thrive, so the trick … Continue reading Staying on budget with a growing baby: Kids Clothes for Less Part 1

Co-parenting in a blended family

My step daughter (SD) is 11 years old. I have been in a relationship with her father for 9 years (married the last 5). She was a cute little toddler who still used a pacifier when I met her. She is now a beautiful young girl who is gentle, social, and cares greatly about others. … Continue reading Co-parenting in a blended family

Winter hiking with kids: 6 Tips and Tricks

Finally we have some temperatures warming here in the Northeast; 70 degrees on February 21st (not a good sign for global warming). It's been nice to see some sunshine and have more moderate temperatures for a bit. During this last weekend warm up (40 degrees! woo-whoo!) we took advantage of the semi-sunny February day by … Continue reading Winter hiking with kids: 6 Tips and Tricks

5 FREE things to do with kids today

Being Mrs. Mother Dirt, I am here to advocate that  the best things in life really are FREE. Entertaining Spending time with our children  does not have to be expensive.  In fact, it can be as easy as walking out your front door....literally. Here is a list of 5 things - for FREE- that you … Continue reading 5 FREE things to do with kids today