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Back to School Sales, Tips, and Hacks to Prepare Everyone For The First Day Of School

Back to School Sales, Tips, and Hacks to Prepare Everyone For The First Day Of School

If you have kids then you are most certainly looking for the best back to school sales, deals, tips, and hacks on how to prepare for the first day of school and on how to score the best merchandise that still fits within your budget.   The big day is coming and kids, as well as parents, can benefit from a little planning and strategy to make the beginning of the school year go as smoothly as possible.  Whether your child…

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47 Easy and Cheap Meals That You Can Make Today On A Tight Budget

47 Easy and Cheap Meals That You Can Make Today On A Tight Budget

Are you looking for easy and cheap meals that you can make today on a budget?  I sometimes feel like I am stuck in a food rut where I keep cooking the same things over and over again. Or I find myself staring at the fridge at 5pm, unsure of what to make for dinner.  Sound familiar? Please tell me that I’m not the only one.  But I do have to say that I am the master of throwing a…

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17 Meaningful And Thoughtful Gifts For The Frugal Mom

17 Meaningful And Thoughtful Gifts For The Frugal Mom

Moms are just notoriously hard to buy for.  So what are the best gifts for the frugal mom?  The mom who has everything.  The one who lives a more minimalist lifestyle.   These qualities can make gift giving even harder.  You always want to give a gift that is thoughtful.  Bonus points if it is meaningful.  But really, what the heck does mom really want?!  How do you define frugal? Dictionary.com defines frugal as “economical in use or expenditure; prudently saving…

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Why You Need To Ditch Your Scarcity Mindset To Create An Abundant Life

Why You Need To Ditch Your Scarcity Mindset To Create An Abundant Life

If you have ever had thoughts of not having enough or not being enough then you have experienced the feeling of scarcity.   One who repeatedly has these thoughts and feelings, allowing it to dominate and dictate their life, is said to have a scarcity mindset.   A scarcity mindset is having the belief that there will never be enough.  This feeling can appear in many different areas of your life including money and finance, dating and relationships, or even work and…

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10 Fun Activities For Kids That Are Cheap Or Free

10 Fun Activities For Kids That Are Cheap Or Free

When you have kids, it is very advantageous to look for cheap or free activities to do as a family. It is easy to come up with a list of “fun” things to do.  But then you look at the cost and realize that the money spent on these things just might not be worth it.   $9 per person to see a movie?  Skip.  $25 to go to the aquarium?  No thanks.  $110 to go to Disney World?!  No way. …

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20 Ways To Live Your Best Life in 2020

20 Ways To Live Your Best Life in 2020

The desire to live a meaningful life is a quality of our inherent human nature.  You have probably heard the expression “Live Your Best Life.” It is usually a slogan associated with ads or pictures of happy people living extraordinary lives.   This association may make you think that this is something unattainable.  But in reality, finding your happy existence is your own personal journey. Everyone has their own idea of what a meaningful, happy life is for them.  The beauty…

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The Lost Parenting Guide: How to survive among the chaos of life

The Lost Parenting Guide: How to survive among the chaos of life

It is the middle of May and summer is just around the corner.  But for most of us here in the U.S. we have had “stay at home” orders forcing us to be home all day, every day, with our immediate family.  Those of us with little ones at home probably wish there was an actual parenting guide out there to tell us exactly what to do in this situation. Like most other parents, we are just trying to get by. …

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Live Your Life To The Fullest

Live Your Life To The Fullest

We have spent more than half of the time in our professional careers as Travel Therapists.  During this time we were able to take 13+ week contracts all over the U.S. We loved that we could be in a new location every few months.  It allowed us to meet new people and experience new places in ways that we would not have been able to do with a standard job. In between contracts we were able to travel and explore…

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Life Skills to Teach Our Children

Life Skills to Teach Our Children

Our Life On Fire is written with our children in mind.  They are young, under the age of 5, so they have their whole lives ahead of them to learn, grow, and experience the world around them.  As parents, we have been there, made the mistakes, and have hopefully learned a heck of a lot along the way. We have grasped what it takes to be successful in life and want to give all of that knowledge to our kids. …

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