5 Holiday Family Photo Ideas and Tips for Siblings

5 Holiday Family Photo Ideas and Tips for Siblings

As moms and legacy builders, we like to take pictures of the babies. Whether on our phones or big, fancy camera. This holiday season, for the mom-tographer in us, here are 5 holiday family photo ideas specifically for siblings that any mom can use to document her legacy. 1. Photo Shoot Clothing: Take the opportunity to make a statement with their photo shoot clothing. Do they match? Are they wearing contrasting prints? For this shoot, I wanted each of their personalities to shine, while keeping a balance of formality and casual looks. For my boy, I also wanted him to look like the big … [Read more...]

 

The Perfect Outerwear Apparel for Crisp California Mornings

The Perfect Outerwear Apparel for Crisp California Mornings

Dad Apparel That Works as Hard as He Does It's been a long time since my husband has woken up at 3:30am to get the day started. For the last few years Daddy D's work has had us waking up at a more reasonable time, but ever since our move back to California, things have changed. It's cold here by the California coast! And my man needed better performing outerwear to get him through the very crisp California mornings. In search for something warm, yet light weight, and water resistant, I instantly thought of this jacket that was shown to us while at Walmart Headquarters earlier this year. It … [Read more...]

 

3 Ways Teach Girls To Can By Example From Mom

3 Ways Teach Girls To Can By Example From Mom

Positive Parenting Styles That Teach Empowerment Do you allow your little girls to say can't? I've been thinking about this lately, as my 4 year old has become my shadow and parrot all at once, and have decided to outlaw the word in my home. And the rule applies to me, too. I've decided to put my positive parenting style to the test and remove restrictions on what I can achieve, and thus my daughter's, because lately I've been using that word too much. Even my husband has noticed, asking me why I've been so negative lately. My biggest offense has been around the can't of time, saying … [Read more...]

 

Thanksgiving Garland for Inspired Home Decor

Thanksgiving Garland for Inspired Home Decor

While we're in-between houses, settling into California life, we're staying at my mom's until we find a home of our own. Thanksgiving decor wasn't really a thing when I was growing up, and my mom is also going through a bit of remodeling, too. You wouldn't even know it was the holidays over here! So I decided to use one of her undecorated garlands to make inspired home decor that's quick and budget-friendly. I found everything I need for my Thanksgiving home decor craft at my new Walmart! Thanksgiving Garland: Quick and Easy Fall Decor Because I used a traditional Christmas garland for … [Read more...]

 

3 More Ways to Shop at Walmart for Busy Moms

3 More Ways to Shop at Walmart for Busy Moms

Walmart's Black Friday events are only the beginning... Every holiday season, I become a better shopper. I learn how to budget my money better and how to get more out of that budget. This year, as a Walmart Mom, I'm excited to participate in the many Walmart Black Friday events that they're hosting aimed at making this family holiday tradition even more fun while catching some great deals. But Black Friday is only the beginning! Here are 4 more ways that busy moms can shop and get the most out of the holiday season. Layaway Makes It Possible Whenever I'll be honest: I've never used … [Read more...]

 

Saving Money Saved My Marriage

Saving Money Saved My Marriage

Creating Financial Legacy in an Interracial Marriage Perhaps it's melodramatic to say, and in reality, it is, but I will anyway: living with an aggressive saving plan over the last 12 months has saved my marriage from certain stresses and, perhaps, doom. Okay. Maybe that's really melodramtic. Let me explain... Now that D has started his new position at a new job in a new state with new leadership (new, new, new!), I feel comfortable sharing that, almost 2 months ago, he quit his job. Just like that. He quit his job. With a wife and two kids to support, a mortgage to pay and … [Read more...]

 

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