Tips for Shopping at Kids’ Consignment Sales

How to Rock Kids' Consignment Sales - Tips for shopping at kids' consignment sales so you can save money!

Disclosure: For your convenience, this post with Tips for Shopping at Kids’ Consignment Sales may contain affiliate links. It always seems like my kids are growing at lightning speed. Sometimes it is almost like they have a super power where they can outgrow their clothes overnight! Am I the only one who feels this way? That is why I do not like to spend a lot of money on their clothes. As a young widow and single mom of three young children who need new clothes every season, I simply can’t afford to fork over the big bucks on clothing. … Continue reading

Tips for Pricing Items for Kids’ Consignment Sales

How to Rock Kids' Consignment Sales - Tips to Price Your Stuff so it Sells!

I have 3 kids who are at a stage in life where they are growing like weeds. So I’m always looking for affordable ways to get their clothes, shoes, and even toys. That is why I absolute LOVE kids’ consignment sales and mom-to-mom sales. Over the past 3 years I have been a seller and a shopper in 6 kids’ consignment sales. Now I am getting ready for my 7th sale in a couple weeks. So I have learned quite a bit about what it takes for a successful sale. And I’m sharing what I have learned with you! This post … Continue reading

Tips for Prepping Items for Kids Consignment Sales

How to Rock Kids' Consignment Sales - Tips to Prep Your Stuff so it Sells!

Kids are constantly growing out of their clothes, shoes, and even toys! What do you do with all of that stuff they no longer need? If you are frugal like me, a good idea is to sell it in kids consignment sales or mom-to-mom sales. I have participated in 6 kids consignment sales over a 3-year period as a seller and a buyer. Not to toot my own horn, but I’ve been pretty successful at getting rid of the “old” in order to make money (and room) for the “new.” To help you out, I’m sharing what I’ve learned with … Continue reading

9 Facebook Pages for Widows to Follow

Disclosure: This list of Facebook Pages for Widows to Follow contains affiliate links, which help support this blog at no additional cost to you. Thanks! Not to state the obvious, but being a young widow is hard. And lonely. It often feels like there is absolutely nobody out there who understands what you are going through and how you are feeling. But in reality, there are actually a lot of young widows out there just like you. They might not be your next door neighbor, but thanks to the magic of social media and technology, you can connect with these other … Continue reading

5 Reasons Why MOMZY Helps Moms

Special thanks to MOMZY for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. Moms, you are awesome. Well, I think a lot of people are awesome, but right now, I’m talking to the moms out there! That’s because one of my goals for this year is to empower moms. They make up a huge chunk of the population, and I’d like to think that by building up moms, it will start a wave of empowerment that will spread to so many different parts of life! So this year, I’m going to be sharing many wonderful things as part of my … Continue reading

Single Parents: 7 Tips to Help you Cope {Guest Post}

I’m honored to have another wonderful guest blogger, Carolyn Bond. She runs How to Bring Up Great Kids, a parent coaching website. She is sharing tips that helped her cope as a single parent.   ***************   You’re on your own all of a sudden, whether you’re separated or widowed. Your whole life has changed, especially the future, and it hits you in the gut so hard that it takes your breath away. From disbelief to anger to depression the stages evolve differently for each person. Eventually, strength comes to the fore and energy comes back. You soldier on. I know, because … Continue reading

Work-Life Wednesday Series – Balancing Work & Life When You’re a Blogger {Guest Post}

Hi Everyone, I am Natasha and I blog over at Epic Mommy Adventures, where I share the ins and outs of being a single parent and sharing advice to other single parents. But I write about so much more – potty training, family fun, toddler adventures, learning and growing as a person – and I even share a few link ups and giveaways to connect others.   In celebration of National Work & Family Month, I’m here today to share my guest post on learning how to balance a full-time job and parenthood, especially when you’re a blogger.     … Continue reading

Monday Mourning Widow Series #6: 5 Worries of a Single Mom

Last week, I was honored when Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures asked me to write a guest post about single parenting for her blog series during National Unmarried and Single Americans Week. I am so glad that the organization that promotes this week added the term “Unmarried” to the title. Because as a widow, I would rather describe myself with that word than as “single.” Although really, I actually still consider myself married. I still wear my wedding ring. And I still refer to Chaz as my husband. I’m not sure if, or when, that will every go away. But I do … Continue reading

7 Tips I Wish I’d Known BEFORE I Took Toddlers Berry Picking

If you plan on taking toddlers berry picking, you'll want to know these 7 tips before you go! So helpful! www.MePlus3Today.com

Disclosure: For your convenience, this post may contain affiliate links. If you read my Summer Bucket List post, you probably saw that berry picking was an activity I wanted to try. I had never been before, and it seemed like something the kids might enjoy. So around the end of June, at the peek of strawberry season in our area, we ventured out to a local u-pick strawberry patch! It really was quite the adventure! I think it was one of the first times since Chaz died that I took all 3 kids out, by myself, to a place that wasn’t … Continue reading

5+ Ideas to Help a Widow – Monday Mourning Widow Series

Well, it’s now been over 1 year since my husband, Chaz, passed away. Like I mentioned in my One Year of Loss post, I just can not find the right words to describe how I feel about that. Despite that, I have been doing a lot of reflecting on the past year. In the weeks immediately following his passing, people would ask “How can I help?” or “What do you need?” But at the time, those questions seemed impossible to answer.  There wasn’t a single person that could give me what I needed, because what I needed was my husband … Continue reading