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Teaching Kids to Save The Rewards System NMB

Teaching Kids To Save — The Rewards System

My husband and I believe that teaching our children about money at an early age will help them tremendously as adults. We want them to have a “savings” mindset versus a “spending” mindset to set them up for financial success when they start their trek into the real world. But where to begin? We’ve chosen a rewards […]

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Romance Is Dead Life Is Awesome NMB

Romance is Dead and Life is Awesome

For some people, Valentine’s Day is a lovely excuse to let the person you’re with know how much they mean to you. For others, it’s a source of stress and un-met expectations. Still others are reminded of how lonely they are. Me? I choose to opt out—of all of it. I do believe Valentine’s Day can […]

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Renovations NMB

Surviving Home Renovations—Without Ruining Your Marriage

If you’ve decided to undertake a home renovation, you might want to budget in a session with a marriage counselor— along with that general contractor—because it’s likely to be a bumpy (and stressful) ride. It’s almost guaranteed that your renovations will run over budget . . . and take longer than planned. In fact, now’s a […]

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Top Ten Cloth Diaper Hacks NashvilleMomsBlog

Top Ten Cloth Diaper Hacks

People have a ton of reasons for going cloth. They’re better for the environment, and there are potentially harmful chemicals in disposable diapers. Some say cloth is more comfortable—though I don’t know how they know that. Others say cloth babies have fewer rashes (mine has had maybe one bad rash in his life, but I don’t know if I […]

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Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your CSA NashvilleMomsBlog

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your CSA

Summer is in full swing, and with it comes a beautiful bounty of produce. This is the second year my family has opted to support a local farm by purchasing a weekly supply of fresh fruits and vegetables. I’ve talked to many friends who have been intrigued by the idea of community supported agriculture (CSA) but […]

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Top 5 Reasons I AM a SAHM NashvilleMomsBlog

Top 5 Reasons I AM a Stay at Home Mom

My lovely fellow contributor, Theresa, recently wrote a thoughtful post called, Top 5 Reasons I’m NOT a Stay at Home Mom. It came from a  place of honesty. I appreciate that she shared her experiences without perpetuating the tension of the Mommy Wars—because I am so over all of that. We are all on the […]

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