January 22, 2018 admin

It’s no fun to spend your precious $$$ on something you will just toss away: toilet paper, paper towels, cat little, ugh.  Besides just toilet training the cat (does that actually work?!), a budgeting mama’s gotta find a cheap option for the box. I have thought for years it was a total waste to buy so much cat little and trash these large containers over and over again.  I came across a refillable cat litter station at Petco recently…..totally genius! and super cheap! The first purchase is $10.99 (+tax) for a 30 lb box of litter.  Each subsequent time you…

January 19, 2018 admin

I love the Y!  If you get creative with your membership, there are so many needs you can fill. Babysitters too expensive?  Don’t ever get a date night with your spouse?  Try the Y! The Y-play in Downtown Nashville is open at 8 am on Sat.  Get your family together, if you wanna get fancy, you could pack a picnic brunch.   Drop the kids at the Y-play for your 2 hour limit and have a kidfree morning with the hubs <3 Check in at the front desk to get some racquetball equipment.  They have tons of courts so one should…

January 18, 2018 admin

With all the snow and cold weather we’ve been getting lately, we’ve got to find places to get some energy out! There are a few free indoor playgrounds in Nashville.  One of the newest play places, Tito’s Playland, is a part of a unique indoor shopping center called Plaza Mariachi.  It’s not too far from the Nashville zoo, right on Nolensville Pike. Tito’s Playland is completely free to enter.  There is a great play area with one massive twisty slide and a smaller but super fast one.  Very small kids probably wouldn’t enjoy the slides, but there is plenty to…

January 13, 2018 admin

There’s pretty much nothing I love better than FREE.  Even better when you get to go home with a hands on project! My kids love visiting the Home Depot workshop every month.  Many times, my husband has taken one or both kids for a fun morning out with dad (and a little break for mom).  It’s always on the first Sat of the month and you can register beforehand on their website. It starts around 9 and ends at 12, check your local store for their exact hours. The first time you go, you will get your own kid sized…

December 3, 2017 admin

I love my kids, I do.  I love having the opportunity to stay at home with them.  But, as someone who teeters on that introvert/extravert line, I can only handle so many questions and chatter.  Sometimes I need a minute to think in my own head, to take a deep breath, to sip and not chug a cup of coffee.  Sometimes I need to do some paperwork or business and I’ve gotta have a little bit of childcare.   Babysitters are expensive these days, yall! You know daycare is!  Mother’s day out is a good option, but I don’t need…

December 1, 2017 admin

  We didn’t buy the new iPhone! Just kidding, ha!  Well, maybe not 🙂  This article is more about the phone plan savings than it is about the actual phone.  As of Nov 2017, I don’t even think you can buy an iPhone on this plan, but there are some expensive android options. My husband and I had previously been loyal Sprint users (11 years!).  Great unlimited plans, great customer service, and plenty of phone options that we liked.  We were getting a slightly discounted rate of about $150/month for 2 lines with basically unlimited usage (that number includes insurance,…

December 1, 2017 admin

Welcome everyone to my blog!  I’m Lindsay, a stay at home work at home mom to 2 kids.  I’ve had a dream to start a blog for many years, so it’s finally happening! Three years ago, I was a full time working mom with kids in daycare 50 hours a week.  My heart wanted to stay home with my babies, but we found it difficult to imagine making it on one income.  I did a bit of independent contractor work for a while and finally transitioned out of office work to be at home with my kids full time. Even…