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What are Bad Credit Loans & How to Use them to Fix Your Credit?

What are Bad Credit Loans & How to Use them to Fix Your Credit?

I've been sharing a little bit with my awesome readers about how we're in the process of purchasing our first home and how we FINALLY were able to get to this point. We had to take out a few credit cards that are geared towards those who have bad credit and are trying to rebuild. Check out my post  What I Learned From My Own Budgeting Mistakes to read more about my credit repair process! Getting at least one of these bad credit loans can help you out, as long as you stay on top of them and don't let them go over their limit and you're paying...
Giveaway: Amazon Echo with Alexa Skill Blueprints

Giveaway: Amazon Echo with Alexa Skill Blueprints

We know that Alexa is the Top Girl these days! You would think, as much as I order from Amazon, I would have one already! It's not that we “NEED” Alexa… but I really want one. Unfortunately, my husband said no. So until I can convince him otherwise, I guess I'm going to live vicariously through all of my readers and friends who have that gorgeously voiced lady giving them the weather, their music, and ordering them their Almond Flour! If you haven't heard of an Amazon Echo or Dot or that beautiful voice, you need to.. like...
10 Phrases People with an Anxiety Disorder Really Want to Hear

10 Phrases People with an Anxiety Disorder Really Want to Hear

I've almost always battled with depression; but anxiety, that was new to me a about 10 years ago. I never thought I was going to be one of those people with an anxiety disorder, but here I am, going to be 40 in a few years and I suffer from anxiety almost daily. It's been a crazy wild ride getting it under control, but I'm glad I'm finally at that point. When I was 15years old and was told by a high school boyfriend that I was fat and needed to lose weight. Mind you, I was 130 lbs at my heaviest during high school and that wasn't until I...
5 Important Things I Learned While Raising a Son with ADHD

5 Important Things I Learned While Raising a Son with ADHD

Over the past 12 years, I've been raising a son with ADHD. It hasn't been easy, but it hasn't been horribly hard either. Just like any child, a child with ADHD has their good days and bad days. The only problem? Those bad days can and typically are much much worse than a raising a son with ADHD. Anyone who knows anything about raising a son with ADHD knows the typical struggles: Inattentiveness Doing everything EXCEPT what needs to be done Temper tantrum throwing Being impulsive Forgetfulness Oh and the list could go on and on……...
7 Things To Improve Your Credit Score Before Buying a Home

7 Things To Improve Your Credit Score Before Buying a Home

Over the past almost three years, my husband and I have been busting our rear ends to improve our credit scores to buy a home. Which hasn't been an easy task to accomplish at all. So I'm going to help you improve your credit score with a few things I've learned along the way. If you want to improve your credit score, it takes time, commitment and determination. You can't just say “Hey I'm going to improve my credit score” but don't do a darn thing. Trust me, it doesn't work that way. You have to actually WORK wanting to improve...
10 Items Mom Really Wants This Year for Mother’s Day + Giveaway

10 Items Mom Really Wants This Year for Mother’s Day + Giveaway

Do you know what mom really wants this year? Every year we give mom those cute lil' coupons, gift cards, or IOU's. Sure, they are cute and she loves them, however, do you know what she really wants? PEACE, QUIET & WINE! Okay and a few other things that mom really wants, as well! I've listed some of my favorite things that I would LOVE to get this year for Mother's Day! I can almost bet, than your mom, aunt, sister, best friend, grandmother, or even your mother in law would want at least ONE thing off of this list! Also, make sure you...
Homemade Gifts for Mom, She will Absolutely Love This Mother’s Day

Homemade Gifts for Mom, She will Absolutely Love This Mother’s Day

If you're one of those people who loves to be elbow deep in glue and make homemade gifts for mom… boy do I have a list of cool projects for you! Some of these projects are one and done, others are something that mom can enjoy over and over again! I'm sure you'll find something that mom will just absolutely love! SALT DOUGH HANDPRINT BOWL – A UNIQUE KEEPSAKE CRAFT IDEA Salt dough crafts are so easy to make and I totally love our latest keepsake, a hand-print bowl. Follow Messy Little Monster's simple instructions and salt dough recipe to...
The Right Way to Go About Homeschooling Your Child

The Right Way to Go About Homeschooling Your Child

So, over the past couple months I have stumbled on the wonderful life of “homeschooling your child”! Now let me say this first and fore most …. I SUCK at “educating” my son. I'm not the “strict, chalkboard, listen, shut up, learn, repeat” parent that I thought I was going to be. NOPE! I'm far from that! I'm more so the “unschooling/deschooling”, relaxed, take it each day at a time schooling mom. Why? Quite honestly, who likes to sit at a desk writing on worksheets, watching videos of...
Lexapro, pros and cons for Anxiety & Depression

Lexapro, pros and cons for Anxiety & Depression

If you or a loved one has ever suffered from depression, you understand the debilitating effects it can have on the person who suffers from it, as well as on family members and friends. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), over 20 million Americans are depressed, and most of those who suffer from depression are not treated for it. This is especially tragic because depression is easily treated with prescriptions and other therapies. Symptoms of Depression While most of us associate depression with sadness, the symptoms...
Giveaway: It is time to break out the OshKosh shorts and t-shirts

Giveaway: It is time to break out the OshKosh shorts and t-shirts

Spring is one of the best shopping seasons. Gone are the days of layering and bundling up for winter – it’s time to break out the OshKosh shorts and t-shirts! OshKosh outfits keeps your kids comfortable and in style for spring, and all the outdoor activities that come with the season! Springtime is known for perfect weather and outdoor play dates. For parents, finding a stylish and comfortable outfit that can go from classroom to playground and vacation is crucial. OshKosh has age-appropriate and comfortable clothes for all your outdoor...

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