If you want to save money for an emergency fund, for some high-ticket purchases, or for your retirement, you may be wondering where to start because, as far as you can tell, you have no extra money to tuck away. However, by reducing your spending and creating a budget, you can start identifying where you are spending too much money. Once you discover these “money leaks,” you can reallocate these funds to your savings account.

The work of a mother is never done. When you’re not tending to the needs of your children or your marriage, you’re spending time giving the home the TLC it needs. Though you enjoy your role, with so many responsibilities, it seems to never be enough time in the day to get it all done. Tasks like gardening and lawn care take a back seat to extracurricular activities and work. If your lawn looks like it hasn’t been cared for in some time, these tips should help you whip it back into shape.

Buying a home, whether it’s your first or your tenth, requires much thought and planning. There are many decisions you need to make and every single one of them is important if you’re going to have a stress-free move. From choosing your Allied Van Lines moving truck package, to selecting the right realtor, every decision will bring you closer to settling into your new home. Here are just a few of the factors you should consider before you start packing:

Our closets slowly become the realm of disused and forgotten items over time. If you find yourself toying with the idea of organizing your closet, you may soon come to realize that closet organization begins with proper storage space. Below, you will find the most ingenious and affordable storage ideas for your closet.

Since youth are not allowed to carry weapons, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they’re three times more likely to become victims of a violent crime than adults, according to the Bureau of Justice. Parents are in desperate need of a better self-defense solution for their children, but most child safety devices are equipped with only GPS, which offers little actual protection. As unsettling as it may seem, the reality is clear: Children are entirely defenseless.

Everything from the way you decorate your home to the way you delegate household chores has an impact on your family. If you aren’t careful, you might discover that you accidentally created an atmosphere that inadvertently causes stress, anxiety, and depression, and no one wants to dread coming home each day. Fortunately, it isn’t difficult to create a home atmosphere that encourages comfort and relaxation. Use these tips to create a home with a cozy, family-friendly vibe.

I found another easy way to decorate for Halloween!! I wanted to do something outside without a great amount of effort… and definitely without needing ladder (I have some neighbors that go all out, and while I have respect for people that can really get into this holiday… I just can’t. But I swear I’m trying). I thought this would be so cute, especially for Halloween night! My 2 year old loves it, so I think the neighborhood kids will think it’s pretty cool too. Or at least I will convince myself that they do.