Extras, Faith

My Honest Review of the LDS Self-Reliance: Personal Finance Course

I recently completed the Self-Reliance: Personal Finance course provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In this post, I’d like to share a little about my experience. Maybe you’re on the fence about whether to accept the invitation to attend one yourself. Maybe you’ve heard about it but aren’t exactly sure if… Read More My Honest Review of the LDS Self-Reliance: Personal Finance Course

Extras

10 Ways to Earn and Save Money: A Guide for Stay-at-Home Moms

Who doesn’t like saving money? I know I do! Below you’ll find some of my favorite ways to earn and save money on your groceries, gifts, and other purchases. It might take some planning to incorporate some of these ideas into your shopping habits, but I think they’re worth it. I’ve earned more than $189 in 2017! Let me show you how.… Read More 10 Ways to Earn and Save Money: A Guide for Stay-at-Home Moms

Planner Love

Using My Mormon Mom Planner for Meal Planning

I used to hate planning meals for my family. It’s the one homemaking chore I have repeatedly considered outsourcing. But HelloFresh isn’t cost effective and the McDonald’s Dollar Menu would see us dead before the end of the year. Then I got my meal planning sidekick that changed everything: the Mormon Mom Planner.

Book Reviews, Motherhood

The Magic of Motherhood: A Book Review

I don’t remember how I stumbled across Ashlee Gadd’s beautiful internet space she’s dubbed Coffee and Crumbs, but I do remember it was love at first sight. The site’s essays are poignant, hilarious, inspiring, and faith-filled. I read about a birth mother’s forever-love for the child she’d place for adoption, a mother’s mixed emotions over seeing her baby grow up, another mother’s insightful essay on raising bicultural children. The essays run the gamut of what it means to be a mother and – for me anyway – Coffee and Crumbs is a sacred place. When I saw Ashlee’s announcement regarding the debut of her book The Magic of Motherhood: The Good Stuff, the Hard Stuff, and Everything in Between I knew I had to get it.… Read More The Magic of Motherhood: A Book Review