I always emphasize the importance of stretching every dollar and making it really count. Well, how can we make some extra income rather it be in the form of money or other benefits?
Here are some ways I earn bonus items for my family
Continue reading How I Earn Extra Income Part 1
This is a question I’ve asked myself a lot over the last year of making this decision. Along with a lot of other questions such as: What makes my blog so different? What can I offer to other moms that’s not already out there? What can I show other moms in a way that will stick and be remembered? The list goes on.Then I figured out what I can offer to others:
I know how to balance all of these crazy demands placed on me,
and how to balance all of it without losing my sanity.
Have you ever noticed how much you may spend on wipes? Like, really sat down and did the math? It’s absurd! I cannot believe how much I was spending on something so simple, yet such a necessity.Here are my family’s calculations with two kids in diapers (this was done last year when my almost 3yo was being potty trained):
Huggies fragrance free 600 sheets $11.97 x twice a month = $23.94
Wipes twice a month for one year $23.94 x 12 months = $287.28
I’d much rather spend that money on other things, not wipes!!
And we really only had one child in diapers. Could you imagine what we were spending when our two youngest ones were in diapers???I was determined to find a way around this madness. And I did.
Here is what I now spend on wipes (the whole family uses wipes – hey! They’re just like Charmin Freshmates – why not?):Viva paper towels (once every three months)
$12.49 x one year supply = $49.96
Baby wash (dollar tree) $1 x one year supply = $1
Baby oil (dollar tree) $1 x one year supply = $1
Total for one year approximately $52
That is much more like it!!
That’s $235 in savings per year!!
One of the reasons we start unpacking our Christmas containers so early is because of our Christmas village. There are numerous houses, figurines, and accessories, so we need the entire month of November to unpack it, set up, and have it ready for our Annual Christmas Village Lighting.I started the village when I was single in 2004. After Tim and I started dating, he shared in my village hobby, but gave it more creativity and fun! It’s an activity we look forward to doing together each year. And it grows each year, too!!
Here’s a photo of our village the year we got married.