14 Money Saving Tips for Moms Having a Baby on a Budget

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When you have a baby on a budget, you need all the money saving tips for moms that you can get! Great advice for having a baby with little or no money.

The cost of a baby is ridiculous, well, as long as you buy into those cost calculators online. You can totally have a baby on a budget and you and baby will be A-Okay. They may not be able to do everything celebrity babies do, but babies don't care, at all. They just want love and love is free and you have plenty of it!  I'm sharing my best money saving tips for moms. My husband and I had a baby with no money. Actually, twin babies. We were both in college, finishing our last semester as they were born. We didn't have jobs lined up after graduation, had credit card debt, and no employment. It wasn't quite the ideal financial ...

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How to Love on Your Baby Like a First Time Mom

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First time moms are all about doting and loving on their kids. This is a good reminder on how to do that after you've had a few kids.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Disney Baby for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. First time moms...  There's something magical about you, because becoming a mother for the first time takes you for a brand new thrill ride. Everything is uncharted territory: pregnancy, labor, birth, breastfeeding, diaper changes, night waking, sleep schedules, transitions, potty training, tantrums, weird rashes, communicating, and so much more. All brand spanking new. It makes the days long, as each is full of novelties, yet so completely rewarding. Honestly, I miss being a first time mom. When I look back at photos ...

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3 Tips for Helping a Teething Baby

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simple parenting tips to help baby teething

This post is sponsored by Orajel, but the opinions are my 100% my own. I don't care what the medical professionals say, there are certain very common signs that your baby is teething, including loose stools, a very mild fever, a runny nose, and irritability in addition to soft gums with a white tooth slightly visible underneath the gums.  Sometimes they are extra sleepy or conversely extra restless. It almost never fails that my husband and I will be frustrated with our child for a day or two, wondering why they are so crabby, only to check their mouth a day later and discover a new tooth and then exclaim "Oooooh." Why, at four ...

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The Sweaty Realities of a Summer Pregnancy & 10 Reasons It Rocks Anyway

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Oh this is SUCH a funny (but real) list of the pros and cons of a summer pregnancy! I'll have to keep these in mind when we think about getting pregnant.

I was born the end of July 1988. Whenever I would ask my mother about my birth, she'd tell me, "It was the hottest summer on record, and I was pregnant with you." Combine that with the fact that my mother had Gestational diabetes and that I was born past my due date at a whopping 10lbs 13oz, and you can imagine that my mother was miserable. Oh, and we did not have central air or even window air conditioning units in our home (in fact we didn't for about 15 years after my birth!) So, when I found out I was pregnant, and my due date would be July 26, my mother had to laugh at me. Because, unlike her, I would be pregnant ...

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How Parents Prep for Baby Number Four {Giveaway}

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Prep for fourth baby now

This is a sponsored post by Proctor and Gamble and Acorn Influence. All opinions are my own. Prepping for a baby is going to be different for every family, and for every child, especially when that child is not your first, your second, or even your third. By the time a family is doing prep for a fourth baby, things are going to be easier, more relaxed, even if it's finally a child of a different gender. That is because parents of three kids already know what is really necessary for a baby, and what is not. A first baby is prepped for to the fullest extent. From over-the-top baby showers and nurseries to adorable layette, a ...

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6 Moments That Will Make You Cry Like Your Baby

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6 Things that will make you cry like your baby. So sad!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Balmex for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Babies cry. A lot. And sometimes these crying sessions escalate, and their face becomes all red as they cry such big unhappy tears. As a parent you want to help soothe your child when this happens because it is just so sad and breaks your heart as a mom. They are moments that often make you cry like a baby yourself! You really want to do everything you can to end those tears and turn that red unhappy face into a happy one again. As soon as possible. Unfortunately, we can't always fix everything or avoid such sad moments from ...

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Guest Post: Loving Your Newborn’s Siblings

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Good advice to help avoid jealousy and anger issues when you bring home your new baby.

Today I am guest posting over at Clarks Condensed.  Katie has been following my blog for years, and asked if I would like to guest post for her!  I said I would love to.  She's going to be featuring me in her "Mama Monday" series on her blog.  Her blog also has lots of recipes, pregnancy and parenting advice, and thrifty living tips.  You should check it out.Here's a snippet of the post I wrote for her: Loving your newborn’s siblings When contemplating adding another member to your family there are often many fears and worries – Can we afford another? What’s the best age gap for optimal sibling bonding but also parental sanity?  ...

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