Investing in Stocks for Beginners: Learn to Invest with Stockpile

Investing in Stocks for Beginners: Learn to Invest with Stockpile

In exchange for my honest and unbiased review, I received a $25 gift card to try out Stockpile. This post contains a referral link. I am not a market professional and not responsible for gains or losses that you may experience.    Starting your money journey off early and on the right foot is important. Or, if you’re like me, you are arriving late to the party. It’s fine though, whether you start straight out of college or in your 30s, the important piece is to start! Previously I laid out the important basics you need to set up your […]

Posted June 22, 2017 by Julie in Finances, Sponsored, / 4 Comments
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Summer Programs for Kids that Won’t Break Your Budget

Summer Programs for Kids that Won’t Break Your Budget

  Summer Programs for Kids that Won’t Cost Much While children are busy counting down the days until summer finally gets here, many parents are worrying about how to keep their children busy over the break without breaking the bank. It’s important that children don’t become too complacent over the summer. While downtime is certainly needed, children need stimulation to actively engage their brains and keep them busy and thriving. Although there are countless pricey alternatives available, it’s not necessary to spend a fortune sending your kids to a different camp or program every week. Here are some free and […]

Posted June 21, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 0 Comments
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Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Social Media Marketer, Rosie

Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Social Media Marketer, Rosie

I am enjoying interviewing professionals about their line of work or their side hustles. Today I am sharing an interview with Rosie, a Social Media Marketer.   Tell us a little about yourself and your business. Why did you select it and how did you get started? I’m Rosie Digout, mom of two teen daughters (17 and 13 years old) and live in Alberta, Canada. I’m also the CEO/Founder of Get Social, a small, feisty, boutique marketing agency. I’ve been facilitating social media workshops before the buzzword “social media.” My first workshop was showing Tupperware consultants how to use Facebook […]

Posted June 20, 2017 by Julie in Work, / 0 Comments
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Can Pregnant Women Eat That?

Can Pregnant Women Eat That?

Read the Infographic below for details on what is safe to eat while pregnant, and what is not safe to eat for moms-to-be. A healthy diet during pregnancy is not as difficult as it seems. There is room for flexibility as far as quality and quantity of food consumed. The immune system changes so pregnancy makes a woman susceptible to food-borne illnesses, and result in serious medical issues. Initially, usually in the first trimester a light breakfast and a heavy dinner is the norm, to avoid the after effects of morning sickness. The last trimester involves a hearty breakfast and […]

Posted June 19, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Pregnancy, / 0 Comments
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5 Tips for Making Reading Exciting For Your Child

5 Tips for Making Reading Exciting For Your Child

    There is no doubt that reading brings multiple benefits to your child in both the short and long term. Reading helps with your child’s concentration ability, language development, their critical thinking, their imagination, and understanding of the world.     via GIPHY   Almost every parent wants their child to be an avid page turner. Unfortunately, while some children are naturally born bookworms, others look at books like another boring chore. As a parent, your job is to make reading time fun and exciting for your child. If you’re looking for ideas to nurture the love of books […]

Posted June 14, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 2 Comments
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10 Lessons Learned in 10 Years of Marriage

10 Lessons Learned in 10 Years of Marriage

My husband and I have now been married for 10 years. Wow! I can hardly believe we are already celebrating our 10-year anniversary, though the time we actually spent together is much less than 10 years.  But nevermind that, that’s just military wife life. Last year I reminisced about our wedding journey and shared our story.  This year I thought I’d share a few lessons. Lessons I Learned in our 10 Years of Marriage Rely on each other. Especially if you, like us, move far away from any family. For a very long time, we had no family in Texas, […]

Posted June 12, 2017 by Julie in Bridal, Family, / 6 Comments
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How to Downsize your Home when Planning to Move

How to Downsize your Home when Planning to Move

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Moving is hard, I get that.  This word can cause someone to experience feelings of dread and anxiety. I’m certainly one of those people and am staring down our upcoming move with my fair share of worry. Several years ago, we upgraded our home and moved into a very large, luxurious house. We quickly filled the house with more furniture and all kinds of stuff after we had our baby. Now, we’re tasked with going in the opposite direction and trying […]

Posted June 8, 2017 by Julie in Home, Military, Organize, Sponsored, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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How to stay Productive when Working From Home

How to stay Productive when Working From Home

Working from home is a one-day goal of mine. I know I’m not alone in that. Working from home gives us the opportunity to find that delicate work-life balance. If you’re like me, we’re searching to learn how to be more focused on our work so we can spend more time with our family. I work full-time in the corporate world. One day I wish to transition into a more part-time schedule, perhaps with some of that time working from home. I’m allowed a few work from home days, usually with special permission if someone is sick (myself or the toddler) […]

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Side-Hustle Series: Interview with a Norwex consultant

Side-Hustle Series: Interview with a Norwex consultant

I am enjoying interviewing professionals about their line of work or their side hustles. Today I am sharing an interview with Jessie, who is an independent consultant for Norwex, a line of microfiber cloths to use for cleaning your home naturally. With the Norwex Microfiber System, you will not breathe, touch, or ingest chemicals—you simply create a cleaner healthier indoor environment. Tell us a little about yourself and your business. Why did you select it and how did you get started? A few years ago I was interested in finding a work from home job so that I could stay […]

Posted June 6, 2017 by Julie in Work, / 2 Comments
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10 Things No One Tells You About Being Pregnant

10 Things No One Tells You About Being Pregnant

Incredible Facts About Being Pregnant That Might Surprise You   Congratulations on being pregnant! This must be an exciting time for you and your family. A new member of the family will certainly bring more joy and happiness. The best you can do is keep calm while preparing for the coming of the baby. Pregnancy is a pretty exciting time. You will certainly learn a lot during your first prenatal visit. This includes some of the changes to expect during each trimester and how well your baby is growing in your womb. You will also undergo some vital tests to […]

Posted June 5, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Pregnancy, / 2 Comments
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