How to Stay Sane At Home With Your Kids

So happy that we have Rebekah from SmartMoney microcast who homeschools to share some of her tips for….

Staying Sane with Kids at Home

Hi everyone!


Since all of you reading this are likely either quarantined or in some form of self-isolation, I wanted to list some frugal ideas that will hopefully keep you sane if you are also trying to work from home and/or have kids home from school.



Just a little background – I am a stay at home mom who homeschools. And I’ve got an edge – I have two boys, 7 and 5 years old. We don’t have a TV, the kids have watched one video in their entire lives (I broke down and played I want a hippopotamus for Christmas on a cross country road trip at 10 pm), and they don’t do screen time. Trust me, I know what it’s like to have the little dears underfoot 24/7. So I wanted to list some ideas and tips for keeping everyone sane and hopefully not impact your wallet too much.

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How to Set a Gift Giving Budget for Your Family

I’m so excited to share this guest post by Anne from Unique Gifter!

Like every other category in your life, gifts need to be budgeted for too. Whether it’s those little expenses here and there for office baby showers and kids’ birthday parties or big purchases for birthdays and holidays, gift giving can really throw off your budget if you’re not prepared. If you don’t already have one in place, here’s how to set a gift giving budget for your family.

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How to Set a Gift Giving Budget for Your Family

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Spring Clean. Save Money.

Time to Spring Clean and Save Money

Spring Cleaning to Save Money

You may be wondering why I am talking about organization and spring cleaning now. Well, if you are Jewish then you know EXACLTY why cleaning is on my mind. One word: Pesach. Now is the time when I start cleaning for Pesach. I usually try to combine it with a bit of spring cleaning as well.

Now some of you may be wondering why I am talking about spring cleaning when I am not a lifestyle blog or a cleaning blog but a personal finance blog. (Maybe I should pivot though? Anyone? No?)

Spring Clean. Save Money.
Is your cleaning process as pretty as this picture? Mine invokes slightly different images.

Clean and Save Money

It all started with an eyeliner.

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