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Just For Mom

Quarantine Gave Me A Realization Just How Essential Mom-Friends Are

It only took a few weeks for the COVID-19 to be a global pandemic and all countries have been exercising strict quarantine measures since then. We cannot go out whenever we wanted. As a mom, it was only just a slight improvement in my busy day.
However, when I committed a slight mistake, I felt a sudden rush of emotions. I started to cry and felt weakened as if I was a burden. Truth to be told, I haven’t felt like this when I had to deal with the hard changes of my children and even my parents, for it was my obligation as a mom to be strong.
I called my friend and instantly she knew what I was going through. She dubbed that…

News

An Entrepreneur Created A Social Network For Helping Working Moms Thrive

Katya Libin became a mother at the age of 25. Her career was growing steadily at that time, and when she welcomed motherhood, she encountered many challenges including difficulties having a community to seek guidance. Because of that, she decided to launch ‘HeyMama’, a social group involving entrepreneurial mothers.
Katya belonged to a family of US immigrants. Even as a kid, she already got the work ethic from her parents and that was the main factor for her motivation to succeed. She grew up with the goal of being financially independent by starting to get jobs during her teenage years.
Fast forward, Katya, after …

Household Budget

Tips For Having Baby Food On A Budget

The grocery list will become longer than usual once your baby is capable of consuming solid food. It will definitely add to your expenses and can even go beyond your estimation if your baby rejects the food and you will be forced to perform trial-and-error methods. In order to cut some of that expense, here are some tips to help you with that.
Make your own baby food
There are many guides on the internet on how to make baby food. You can check for the ones with legit sources having considerations for the availability of ingredients, nutrition content, and food preparation.
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Best Family Cars

Cars can be considered as a necessity, especially if you have a family. You can select cars according to certain aspects but for starters, it is preferable to select the ones with the best value and has car-seat compatibility. Depending on your family size and needs, here are the best value cars for each vehicle type.
Minivans
Minivans are ideal if you are constantly loading much cargo during travel. In terms of best value, the ‘Kia Sedona’ is considered at the top because of the following qualities:

Easy maneuvering
Automatic eight-speed transmission

Three-…

Just For Mom

Habits Of A Very Happy Mother

Motherhood is a tough job especially when the kids are still small. If you want to battle all that sadness and worries, overcome those obstacles by developing the following habits:

Ask help from the right persons whenever it is need
Learn to do outdoor activities
Plan fun getaway activities
Provide some personal reward for a certain achievement
Show sweetness to the husband as often as you can
Maintain a healthy lifestyle by exercising regularly
Have some personal time with friends
Interact with other neighboring mothers
Learn to be contented with the good…

Household Budget

Novice Parents Severely Underestimate The Cost Of Raising A Child At The First Year

Having a baby is the greatest gift a set of couples can hope for. However, raising them can be a tiresome nightmare that can stretch for years if the couple underestimates its cost. There can be many reasons why such a thing happened.
Reasons:

Upon having a baby, the couple has no savings.
Couples tend to depend heavily on their parents and loved ones for financial support.
Thinking of baby supplies, disposables, and food as the main focus of expense provides less importance for child care, which can cost even more expensive than a future college education.
Emergency funds …

Household Budget

The Parents’ Guide For Shopping Secondhand Products

Shopping for secondhand items is nothing to be ashamed of. Now that the environmental crisis is only getting more complicated, reuse for items only utilized once or a few times seems economical and practical. In order to buy such items accordingly, here are guides you need to follow.
Plan Ahead
Since secondhand items are expected to have lower prices, the temptation for purchasing anything unnecessary is getting rampant. Planning what sale to attend, estimating what and how many items to buy, and forecasting what items will be needed are the very habits you have to develop decisively.
Check …

Coupon Tips

Is Couponing Really Worth It

If you have seen on lifestyle TV channels about stories and contests of extreme couponing, chances are you’ll be motivated to embark on such a task and integrate it into your way of living. However, couponing is not for everybody since it can demand a lot of things such as preparation and informal research.
In order to determine whether or not you have what it takes, answer the questions below with the following choices as answers.
A          = None
B          = Occasionally; Maybe
C          = Yes
Questions
Answer the following questions with the …

Coupon Tips

Tame Your Budget

Budgeting is one of the most needed skills in order to survive in this modern world yet it is one of the most often neglected. It is a hard skill mainly due to the unforeseen circumstances and plain submission for one’s urges to acquire or spend. In order to build a habit of budgeting, here are the steps to help you with.
Estimate Expenses
Before purchasing, make sure you know how much the item costs. Knowledge of the prices beforehand allows you to make necessary adjustments on the quantity and the brands of choice.
Track Purchases
To have easy access to information for …

Coupon Tips

Save Money Shopping

Coupons are aimed to attract potential customers with the company’s promos and deals. However, this can be a useful way to reduce expenses, although a great amount of effort is needed. Here are some tips in order to maximize your investment in couponing and also help you in overall shopping.
Finding the right timing
In order to make the most of your coupon, you can set priorities on which coupon is applicable to your needs at the moment and don’t just keep on waiting for a particular item to have its price dropped even though you need it urgently. Additionally, you have to watch out for the expiry date of…