The Flexible Family Budget: Adjusting Spending Habits as Your Children Grow

If you are raising a family you won’t need to be told how expensive it can be, with seemingly constant demands on your cash for the various things they need and activities they want to do. Their needs change as they get older and your family budget needs to reflect that fact and keep pace with the changes. Here is a look at how to adjust your family budget and plan for future needs. There are some tips on how to slash monthly costs, plus a sensible and necessary suggestion to try and predict future financial requirements.

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Daily Mom Spotlight: Beddy’s: Fashionable & Functional Bedding for Kids

Teaching your children about responsibility and tidiness can seriously be a full time job for many of us. If you’re anything like us, we prefer an orderly and picked-up household. Lots of times, that is a pipe-dream for many parents. Keeping their rooms tidy is like pulling teeth for many children, and that’s just keeping the toys off the floor. We cannot rave enough about this fashionable and functional bedding for kids from Beddy’s (Bed-Ease.) Read on to learn all about this innovative product that will make your child’s bedroom instantly feel more organized.

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Fuel Your Passions with Skillshare

Our Daily Mom team is full of incredible, intelligent women who love being creative and love to learn new ways to express ourselves and to improve our skills. We are writers, photographers, designers, and entrepreneurs in addition to our full time and favorite role as moms. When you have a lot on your plate like we do, it may seem impossible to continuing learning and try new things. Who has time to get your normal responsibilities handled, find childcare, and make it to a class somewhere when you want to learn or sharpen your skills in areas like photography, business, social media, writing, and more? We sure don’t. So when we found out about Skillshare and realized we could take courses in all the areas that interest us in a few minutes during the day, we jumped at the chance. You can enrich your mind and add new skills to your resume without finding a babysitter, and for a price anyone can afford.

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The golden mean between work and family

Balancing work and family is nearly impossible. Like juggling, only so many balls can be up in the air at one time. When another ball is picked up, another ball must drop. It’s a give and take. A constant ebb and flow. While some of us struggle to maintain both aspects of our lives, others have figured out the tips and tricks to keeping both family and career afloat, without sacrificing our sanity or relationships. Our guest contributor, a mother of three and an Advanced Practice Provider, provides some key insight into ‘doing it all’ after witnessing the success of a close friend.

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New Year- Smart Travel with Raden

Every time you pack for a trip do you plead with yourself to use some of those great packing tips you’ve pinned to your Pinterest board? Well, lucky for you, 2017 is the year to finally lighten your (packing) load, and what better way to do it than in style with the smart luggage company, Raden. During the upcoming year it is time to upgrade your luggage game in a new and exciting way with a bag that is as tech savvy and smart as it is aesthetically appealing.

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4 tips to keep your home safe while you’re away for the holidays

Traveling for the holidays is something your family should always look forward to. There’s no better way to close out the year than by hitting the road, singing holiday songs at the top of your lungs, spending time with family and friends, and eating delicious food. But, do you ever get that nagging feeling in your head while you’re away from the house that something may not be right? What if a pipe freezes and bursts? What if there’s a fire? What if a thief comes? We’ve partnered up with Ooma this holiday season to bring you our top 4 tips for keeping your home safe and secure when you’re on the road this holiday. 

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Wealth Management – Are You Protecting & Growing?

The economy is a game of resource allocation. Money is a representation of value, a medium of exchange. It’s a way of keeping “score”, as Earl Nightingale sagaciously stated, you reap what you sow. While family dynasties are subsistent reality, 70% of second generation families lose their wealth. This reveals two major points: it’s very difficult to maintain wealth, and first generation wealth creation is possible. Three major mindsets related to wealth creation and management.

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How to Winterize Your Car

Cold weather means more than pulling the jackets and sweaters out of storage. Preparing your car for winter weather will help keep you and your family safe on the icy roads and prevent costly repairs later on in the season. While the weather is still mild in early December, take the time to make sure your car is ready for the icy months ahead by checking off all our car winterization tips. 

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A Kid’s Room Makeover for Under $600

With each new school year, your child grows and her needs change. You already bought all the school supplies, the new shoes, the perfect first day of school outfit. However, now that the school year is in full swing, is your child’s bedroom ready to get her through the rest of the year? As our kids transition from summer time to the school year, from preschool to elementary school, from elementary to middle school or from middle to high school, they need a room that is comfortable and helps keep them organized and focused as they study, learn and grow. So, if your child is having trouble getting through homework comfortably or needs to get more organized, consider a room makeover to help with that. You can give your child’s room a school year makeover for less than $600. 

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Mastering Kitchen Clutter

The holiday season will soon be upon us and that means a ton of time spent in the kitchen preparing holiday meals and family gatherings. Before the busy months of cooking and parties come is the time to take a fresh eye to your kitchen cleaning and clear away the clutter.

Cleaning away messes now will give you the space for trying out new recipes, DIY gift ideas and memories with the whole family. To help you get started on your kitchen clutter now, we’ve put together a list of tips for cleaning kitchen clutter that will help prepare your home for the season ahead.

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16 Items Every Mom Needs in the Car

Soon after you become a parent, you quickly realize that surviving life with children is going to require “stuff” beyond what your home can hold, especially if you ever plan to leave the house. In fact, much of our time is spent driving junior around town, be it to school, the grocery store, the playground, the pediatrician, or wherever else you need to go. 

Sure, you can try to carry everything you need in your diaper bag, but that could get heavy. Rather, why not create an organized space within your kid-mobile that has everything you need. Based on our personal experience, here’s a list of must have items for every mom to have in the car.

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8 Apps Every Busy Mom Needs

Parenthood is busy. From school to extracurricular activities to playdates, moms and dads always seem to be on the run. Luckily for our generation, technology is at our fingertips making it easier than ever to keep us organized. Between our own schedules and our kids’ schedules we are now able to have everything at our fingertips – a quick glance or an alarm can remind us of what we need to be doing. But none of that does us any good if we don’t utilize the different tools available to us!

Searching through your App Store to find a program that works for you can be overwhelming. There are apps for scheduling, for grocery shopping, and for list-making. There are apps to remind you to pay bills, compare prices of products, and for recipes. If you need it, it’s out there. The hard part is, that it’s often hard to fish through them all. But worry no more! Below is a list of 8 apps that will help keep you organized and a little less stressed. 

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2016 Back to School Bash Giveaway Event on Facebook LIVE

Back to school season can be overwhelming, even for the most seasoned parents. Each year there seems to be new gear, new trends, and new tools to help your child succeed during the school year. This guide, in conjunction with our Back to School Bash on Facebook Live, provides you with some of the best back-to-school items out there. From backpacks to school supplies, games to snacks, tools to memory keepers, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to enter for a chance to win something from our $3,000 worth of giveaways! Over 45 winners will be awarded!

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How To Move Cross Country With Kids

While moving across the country as a family unit may not be at the top of anyone’s “most fun things” list, sometimes it is mandatory, due to job relocation, changing family obligations, or military reassignment. We don’t guarantee that your move will be completely seamless, but with the following tips and tricks, it can at least take some of the burden off your plate.

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5 Ways to Better Organize Your Craft Storage

Many craft projects require purchasing items in bulk or tools that can be used for more than one project. After a few months of DIY projects, those small craft items can easily start to pile up in corners, closets and drawers.

If Pinterest project leftovers are cluttering your space, it is time to start spring cleaning early and organize your crafting stash before taking on your next home project. Here are 5 ways to better organize your craft storage space.

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