Buying Christmas Gifts for Myself

Buying Christmas Gifts for Myself

This December, I did something I haven’t done in a very long time. I bought Christmas gifts for myself! Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I devoted time to creating a wish list, but I jotted down some ideas and began the search for holiday bargains. So what did I buy? A Fitbit Watch … Read more

Money Toys, Games, and Books for Young Kids

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra charge to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I recently gathered the Christmas toy catalogs and presented them to my kids. My oldest son walked up to me a few minutes later with a … Read more

Tricks to Spending Less on Christmas Gifts

I managed to limit Christmas spending this year through a variety of techniques. First, I took advantage of Kohl’s Veteran’s Day sale. The store offered $10 off a $50 toy purchase plus $10 off a $25 purchase and an additional 20% off. I bought $54 worth of toys for roughly $29. If you aren’t aware … Read more

A Mother’s Day Gift to Myself

My husband came home this week and told me his coworkers seemed stressed and annoyed with the expectations of Mother’s Day and the gifts they need to buy their wives. I’m not a fan of all the fluff and stuff associated with major holidays. A few years back a male coworker said “I don’t want … Read more

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Thoughtless Gifts: Disappointed by Cheap Gifts

How do you respond to thoughtless gift giving? I spend a lot of time choosing gifts for others, but I feel like one particular person spends little to no time choosing gifts for me. Should I continue searching for the perfect gifts or resort to buying thoughtless gifts as they do for me? Thoughtless Gift … Read more

A Tradition Worth Passing On

When I was pregnant with my son I received a giant box in the mail filled with wrapped gifts. My husband’s aunt passed on the tradition of providing me with one gift for each prenatal appointment. I loved that I idea so much that I bought presents for my husband’s friend who was expecting their … Read more

How to Make a Baby Registry and Get What You Want

How can you make a baby registry and get friends and family members to buy what you want? Many expecting parents pour through websites and baby stores searching for perfect, must-have items for their registries. Mothers and fathers-to-be create long lists hoping that everyone will buy items they want, but many parents don’t receive the … Read more