Health insurance is a hard topic, mostly because it’s so politicized and expensive. But today, I’m going to talk about it anyway, because I’ve used an alternative to typical health insurance and it’s saving my family thousands of dollars.
This is just my personal experience and everyone’s situations and medical needs are different, so I encourage you to read this and then do your own research on what options may work best for your family and financial situation.
If you didn't already know... I'm pregnant! Our first baby is due December 30th, 2018. My husband and I are so excited to be parents. As a first time mama, I've had to learn a lot over these last 3 months, and I've have the help of some amazing products that kept morning sickness at bay, and made me feel more comfortable in my growing body.
I love reading, it's one of my favorite hobbies and I truly believe everyone should read a book each month, but most people have the same excuse - "I don't have enough time or patience to sit down and read". I get it! Last year I was working FOUR jobs, volunteering on my weekends and hosting a bible study group - and I was able to read a book per week. It's completely possible and easy to do. Today I'll teach you my super simple secret: AUDIOBOOKS.
There's a lot of talk about morning routines. Even I've shared how I wake up super early and have a structured routine. However, your morning routine really starts the night before and takes some prep so that your mornings run smoothly. Even if you're not waking up at 4 am like me, having a nighttime routine can make your mornings a little easier and help you have a more productive day.
If we could all hire maids, butlers, personal assistants and drivers, our lives would be a little smoother, but most of us can't. What we can do is invest in some awesome products that will simplify regular parts of our lives and make a little more time for the things we really enjoy. These are the 10 products I've purchased recently that have made my life much simpler.
Last year I put up my very first bible study video where I took you through my bible verse-by-verse and broke down each sentence on video. Since then I've gotten countless emails, comments, and messages asking for me to post more.
While I LOVE making these, they take awhile to film and frankly I just don't have as much time as I used to. But, I thought I could do one better - if you teach a man to fish... So today I'm going to give you all the resources and tools you need to be able to create your own verse by verse bible study just like I do on my videos. (If you haven't seen my videos yet, I'll link to them all at the end of this post).
This is one of my most requested blog posts of all time. Some of you might already know this, but I wake up at 4 am every weekday and for almost a year I was waking up at 3 am. This seems crazy - I know, trust me. I was a night owl for my entire childhood, but after college, I switched things up and I will never go back. Here's how I wake up early every single day and why I love doing it. Who knows... you just might try it too ;)
Between work, school, kids, friends, hobbies, side hustles and trying to just enjoy life, there's a lot of not-so-fun activities that pull us away from something more important. These are 10 ways to simplify your daily routine so that cleaning, cooking and getting ready doesn't take so much time.
When my husband & I started our debt free journey, the first place we knew we had to cut back was food. It's just the two of us, but we were spending anywhere between $900-$1500 on meals each month. Yikes. Most of that was because of morning coffee, buying lunch and going out to dinner for most weekend meals.
We decided to cut back, a lot, and since then we've gotten our bill down to under $500 every month while still going out to dinner 4 times per month and eating yummy home-cooked meals. Our trick is to plan our meals out an entire month in advanced and bulk-buy the ingredients. Today I'll be walking you through the entire process step-by-step so that you can do it too!
I’ve been in denial. I have told myself over and over again that this is just a side hustle. I don’t really want to make a full-time income from this. I’m okay with just a little extra money.
The truth is, I’ve been holding back. Sabotaging myself. Short-changing my own business. The truth is, I’m afraid of this site becoming too big. I worry about how I will handle taxes when I make more than my expenses (stupid, I know). I worry about the people I’ll let down if I grow and don’t meet their standards. I’m afraid of success.
Last year my husband and I started a bible study group with absolutely NO experience. I hadn't ever been part of a group before, but God was tugging on my heart so we jumped in head first. We learned so many lessons, what worked and what didn't work in our first year. Today I'm going to share what we learned during the process and give you some ideas for how you can start your own small group.
Most of us start the new year off with all kinds of goals and resolutions in our heads, but rarely do we actually implement the habits we need to meet those goals. Today we're going to look at 10 self-improvement habits that you can start this year to help you hit your goals and make more time for your own growth while you do it.
Are you always forgetting to do things on your to-do list? Or do you find yourself trying to remember "Do I have something going on this weekend"? This is usually the result of a crazy schedule and a disorganized one. Today we're going to look at my all-time favorite tool, Google Calendar, and I'm going to show you how a better calendar system paired with simplifying your days will help you feel a little more sane. Let's jump in.
How many times do you set new year resolutions that fall short by February? How many times have you read blog posts about hitting your goals? Ouch. I know. Listen, I was a cereal goal-setter-then-goal-forgetter-or-giver-upper before last year. I had only set a couple goals because they were super short-term and easy to hit. Never had I actually reached all my new year's resolutions UNTIL LAST YEAR. So what changed? That's what we're going to talk about today.
This is going to be a bit different than my usual blog post. It's a bit personal, but I think it's important and should be shared. I'm going to give you a little glimpse into my world right now and talk about this season of hustle. I'll also share how I'm making my time work for me and give you some of my favorite resources for managing a busy season in your life.