Angela

Hi y'all, I'm Angela! I'm a mom to five blessings, wife to a great guy, and lover of Jesus. I love me some good cooking, dancing and singing, and helping my kids learn and grow. Our house can get chaotic, but I love it! My husband and I are experts in managing our large family and our finances while on a single income.

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8 Quick Tips to Managing Your Child’s Temper Tantrum in Public

We’ve all been there. Rolling down an aisle at the store or sitting in church, and then it begins. Your child starts to act out. You hear, “Mom! I want the cereal with the tiger on it!” or “I want to go home!” or some other variation of that in a whiney scream. You can’t

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Pregnancy Shaming: What It Looks Like, Why It Sucks, and What To Do About It

Too many kids? Not enough kids? Pregnancy shaming is real, and it’s none of their business. Growing up in a large Roman Catholic family, I always knew I wanted to have anywhere from 4 to 7 kids. Both of my parents came from families with 7 kids, and their parents came from even larger families.

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21 Free and Frugal Ways to Make a Child Feel Special on Their Birthday

Your birthday is the MOST exciting day of the year if you’re under the age of 21, that is. For children, they believe it is their one special day. No one is as special on their birthday as they are. Little do they remember that they are special to us every single day of their

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Effectively Negotiating With Your Child: A Quick How-To

One of the popular parenting tips out there is to give your child choices, so they feel like they have control over their decisions. I can’t say I 100% agree or disagree with the above when negotiating with your child. It has helped us get out of many arguments and skip the long, drawn-out fits

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What Financial Goals Should I Have for My Family?

What financial goals should I have for my family? That wasn’t something I thought about very much. Fast-forward to year five of our marriage, and it became abundantly clear after reviewing our bills that we needed more income. I was providing in-home daycare for one child, and Joe received an honorable discharge from the military,

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How to Make a Mouthwatering Pot Roast Pie

I love a good pot roast. What I love more than a good pot roast is a flavorful, creamy gravy. A good gravy can turn the driest of dishes into the most desirable of dishes. My mouthwatering pot roast pie encompasses everything you love about some good ole meat and potatoes, smothered in gravy and

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11 Crazy Simple Tips to Save Money as a Stay at Home Mom

What parent isn’t thinking about the money? If you don’t have to worry about money, you probably aren’t reading this post. If you often think about your income, how you can save money as a stay at home mom, and make better money-conscious decisions, welcome to the club. We aren’t struggling these days, but that

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How to Have Effective Communication With Your Spouse to Have a Happy Marriage

A Little Back Story Effective communication with your spouse? I never thought that would be a problem. I’ve always been a fairly confident person; at least, I try to be. Maybe I’m not, who knows. Joe and I got married when I was 20 years old. At that time, I can assure you that I

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