Budget by Percentage: Create a Minimalist Budget If you struggle with budgeting (like most of us), you may want to consider a percentage based budget. I used to love complicated zero-based budgets, but once I got married and had kids, my free time dropped significantly. I'm sure you are like me and don't have time to create detailed spreadsheets that account for every variable. If you are reading this post you want a minimalist budget that is easy to set-up and maintain. The most simple, the better budgets work. Related Post: Is A ... Read More about Budget by Percentage: Create a Minimalist Budget
6 Must Follow Writing Tips For Your Mompreneur Blog: Content really is King. I used to hear that line all the time when I first started blogging. I hate to admit, but it took me a few years to really understand how true that statement was. Good quality content is what sets your blog apart from every other blog out there. I enjoy writing and feel like I’ve got a little bit of natural talent. I can typically string a few words together that make sense and are semi-interesting. However, quality content is so much more than just ... Read More about 6 Must Follow Writing Tips For Your Mompreneur Blog
Phoenix Hiking: The Hand, Superstition Mountains, AZ The Hand is one of my least favorite climbing routes. That is a story for another day, but let's just say it isn’t a fun route in the wind. Although it isn’t my favorite climbing route, it is a great hiking route. It is a simple 3 mile in and out route that takes you along a beautiful section of the northwestern part of the Superstition Mountains. In the spring you’ll see hundreds of wildflowers. In the fall watch for the setting sun to illuminate the saguaro cactus. The Hand ... Read More about Phoenix Hiking: The Hand, Superstition Mountains, AZ
Is A Percentage Based Budget Plan Right For You? Do you struggle with your household budget? Budgeting is hard! I've been budgeting for years and still struggle to get it right each month. If you are struggling to manage your family household budget, you should consider giving the percentage-based budgeting system a try. The percentage-based budget is one of the easiest budgeting systems to implement. I’ve used all types of budgeting methods at various times in my life. Some have worked better than others, this is one of the ... Read More about Is A Percentage Based Budget Plan Right For You?
How To Control Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy Naturally: Being pregnant is hard, being pregnant with gestational diabetes is really hard. I managed to control my Gestational Diabetes naturally through my diet, but it took a lot of discipline and planning to keep myself on track. I’d love to say that I always ate right and did everything perfectly, but honestly, there were times when I failed miserably. Every time I failed, I got back up and recommitted myself to exercising and eating right. I chose to make every failure a ... Read More about How To Control Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy Naturally
Kid Friendly Hiking: Hieroglyphic Trail, Phoenix, AZ If you are looking for an easy kid-friendly hike in the Phoenix area, Hieroglyphic trail is the hike for you. It is a 2.8-3 mile round trip with minimal elevation gain of around 600 feet. The trail is well maintained and frequently traveled. There are one or two slightly rocky spots and a very minimal scramble at the end. At the end of the route is a retaining basis that often holds water during the winter and after a storm will run water. On the far side of the stream are some cool ... Read More about Kid Friendly Hiking: Hieroglyphic Trail, Phoenix, AZ
Hiking Baby Carrier Review: Osprey Poco Child Carrier I was lucky enough to get the Osprey Poco Child Carrier as a baby shower gift from a few of my coworkers (best co-workers ever). It was seriously one of the best gifts in the world for me. Ella is 20 months old and has been using her Osprey Poco Carrier for about 14 months. It was a little bit big for her at first, but we just made sure to stuff a few blankets in and cinch her up tight and she was fine. However, I highly recommend making sure your baby can easily hold their ... Read More about Hiking Baby Carrier Review: Osprey Poco Child Carrier
Top Goals in Life: It is kind of hard to make small incremental changes in your life unless you have a list of top goals in life that you are working towards. I realized this kind of by accident the other day. One of my top goals in life is to pay off my home by our 10 year anniversary. I hate to say it, but it has kind of been one of those goals that I’ve always talked about, but never really took the time to articulate. Since I never actually articulated it, I never actually put together a plan to accomplish it either. I looked ... Read More about How To Create Your Top Goals In Life