Personal finance 101 – saving for your kids’ college

This is the sixth part in my series on Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps, a proven personal financial plan. My goal is to explain a really solid money management plan in plain ol’ English, for intelligent yet financially “average” home managers. Photo by arnoldo O nce you start funding 15% of your income towards retirement, and (read more…)

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April link round up

Photo by Steve Wall A few days late, but better late than never. Here are my favorite posts from April over here at Simple Mom: Toggl: a nifty time management tool for COOs of the Home In box: Empty! Now – My 5-Steps to Email Efficiency Another Non-Scrapbook Project with Scrapbook Paper My Daily Docket (read more…)

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Menu plan Monday – basic & good

I’ve got a busy week as usual, but a lot of it will be spent at home. I hope to do a bit a bulk cooking while I make dinner, so I’ve planned this week’s recipes to cater to that. Here’s what I’ve got on our stovetop: Photo by terri tu Monday: chicken broccoli soup (read more…)

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Lazy Saturdays with Dutch Babies

What’s your Saturday morning routine? There’s not much sweeter in life than a lazy Saturday morning with the sunrise peeking in the window and coffee brewing in the French press. The kiddos are giggly and silly in our bed, and we’ve got breakfast baking in the oven. Photo by Dulcedo Dutch Babies are a simple, (read more…)

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30 days to a new habit

hab•it: (noun) An acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary. Photo by in cherl pin It is so very ironic that I am writing this post at 11:54 p.m. (and you’ll see why soon). I’m mulling over habits – habit changing, specifically – and what it means for us as moms. (read more…)

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