Nap is a Mom’s Favorite Word

Nap is a moms favorite word

This is a guest post that was contributed by Lauren from Three Makes a Family.  Mom to an adorable baby boy and wife to a French Chef (Oo-La-La!), Lauren is a new mom sharing her journey through parenthood. From pregnancy to labor/delivery and afterward, she supplies her readers with advice, tips and tricks and so much more- check her out! Sleep seems to be a […]

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How to Save Money on Clothes for Kids

How to save money on kids clothes

Kids aren’t cheap. I’m guessing that you already know this since you chose to read this post, right? Between clothes, diapers, wipes, bottles, food -and a million other things that are required to raise a child- some serious money management skills are necessary. So let’s get into it! I am going to give you a few tips and tricks on […]

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Goodbye Cable, Hello Fire!

Goodbye Cable Hello Fire

This post contains affiliate links which means that when you make a purchase through one of these links, you are supporting Wine and Lavender- at no cost to you- and I appreciate that so much! My opinions are my own, and I do not recommend products/services that I don’t believe in.  So we cut the cord and got rid of […]

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3 Reasons to Cut Cable

3 reasons to cut cable

Walking Dead, Vikings, Real Housewives and Spurs games. All very good reasons to want to keep your overpriced cable provider, but is the cost really worth it? About a year ago, we reevaluated our finances and realized that we would need to make some significant changes. Of course, the first thing on the list was the cable bill. At little over […]

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How to Make a Chore Chart that Works

How to make a chore chart that works

Moms of the world, we cannot do it all on our own. I mean, you can try, but it’s likely that you’ll burn out and all the wine and lavender in the world can’t help with that. Life is so crazy with work, school, cooking, fitness, extra curriculars, and so on… that keeping a tidy home is impossible without help. […]

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How to Motivate Your Children to do Chores

How to motivate your children to do chores

Albert Einstein once said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Drop the mic. I can relate ever so dearly to this quote as cleaning and cleaning and cleaning the SAME things over and over again is what I would do all day. The laundry is never done, the living room becomes messy […]

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Online Buy Sell Trade Basics

Online buy sell trade basics

Buying, selling, and/or trading online is a great way to make some money on the items you no longer need and a thrifty way to get the things you want. I started doing this seven years ago and absolutely love it because it has helped our family in so many ways! Over the past 6 years or so, I created […]

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6 Reasons to De-Clutter Your Casa

6 reasons to declutter your home

ISO. EUC. NWT. POMS. PPU. If you know what these acronyms are, then you are already savvy to one of the easiest ways to de-clutter your casa and make money while doing it… Your weapon of choice?  The internet. There are so many sites from which you can sell the items you no longer need or want.  Ebay, Craigslist, Amazon, Varage […]

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10 Smart Baby Buys

10 smart baby buys

You’re pregnant!! (Or someone you know is!) Congratulations! This journey will be both the most life changing and rewarding experience you will ever have. Babies are so wonderful, so beautiful and so… labor intensive. LOL You know that nothing worthwhile comes easy, right? While it will be challenging, having a baby doesn’t have to be utter chaos (right?). Luckily for […]

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