Friday, January 10, 2014

Potty Talk

Let's potty talk!

It's hard to gross out a mom.  We've been through it all. Peed on, pooped on, thrown up on, the list seems endless! Although it is the best job in the world, it is definitely not the most glamorous. Potty training may top the list of least glamorous mom duties.

We're all human so it's safe to say we all use the potty. Therefore, potty training is simple, straightforward and natural. Right?'s not?!?! Messy, urgent and frustrating may be words that best describe it instead.

Once I got my hands on the infamous travel potty my job as "potty trainer" become a lot less messy, urgent and frustrating!! Wether it's a "quick" trip to the grocery store, a morning at the park or a long road trip, this potty is a necessity. No need to stand in line while my little one does a potty dance. No worrying about the disgusting public bathroom situation that I try to avoid at all cost. No more trying to find a tree to hide my child behind while they take care of "business". I set up this handy dandy little potty in the back of my car and voila, privacy and convenience!

If you haven't reached this potty training milestone yet you may be thinking I'm crazy :) If you have reached this milestone then you may be thinking I'm genius :) Either way, potty training is what it is. It's messy. It's urgent. But I've saved myself a whole lot of headache by toting around this amazing invention. This second time around as "potty trainer" I'll be far more prepared with my little travel companion ;)

MONEY SAVING TIP: Instead of buying the liners, use a plastic grocery bag with a few paper towels (for absorption) placed on the bottom

Some coupons that are just too good not to share!!

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Bargain Shop For Necessities

Having kids = spending money. Wether it be diapers and wipes or new clothes that they will inevitably outgrow before you even have a chance to wash them. The smiles, coos and snuggles are priceless but when it comes to diapering, feeding, etc. these little bundles of joy come with a hefty price tag.

As someone who likes to save rather than spend I am constantly searching for a way to spend less on the necessities. An added bonus to that means a little more money to spend on the enjoyable things. Like that mommy and me class that gets me out enjoying the company of other moms just like me and gives my baby time interacting with others.

Not only is it much easier to shop online than to pack up the kiddos and head to the store, I have also found it to be a bigger money saver. 

Here are a couple tips to saving money while shopping for the necessities:

1.  Join Amazon Mom.  Enjoy the 20% discount on diapers, wipes and lots of other family necessities. Free two day shipping. HUGE money saver. 

2.  Sign-up for coupons on diapering websites. It's free.  

3. Spend a few extra minutes searching for additional coupons via a search engine.

4. Use those codes found on diapers, wipes, etc. packages and shop for FREE. I've been able to order my holiday cards for FREE (plus shipping+handling) just by going to the pampers website and typing in the Gifts to Grow codes.

As a bargain shopper I'm always searching for more ways to save.

Be sure to check back often for more money saving tips and tricks.

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