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Melissa at Simple Mountain Mama
saving time and money to spend on the things that matter most
saving time and money to spend on the things that matter most
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[New Post] I created a capsule wardrobe for my toddler and it's made our morning go so much smoother. Read on for all the details!

As my girl eeks ever closer to her second birthday, she’s increasingly determined to show us the correct way to do things. And, as it turns out, the correct way is her way. No other suggestions accepted, thank you very much. Nowhere is this streak of…
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[New Post] Ever dream of quitting your job? I've got the low-down on how to prepare your budget for living a life of freedom.

Do you spend your days dreaming of what you could be doing if it weren’t for your pesky job? Would you travel more? Stay at home to raise your kids? Stay in your PJs until noon and enjoy being stress-free? The possibilities are endless. If your goal is to…
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Grocery shopping when you're on a budget is such a hassle. I share our simple method to save on groceries - no coupon clipping involved!

Grocery shopping on a budget is hard work. Did I ever tell you about the time I tried extreme couponing? I failed. Miserably. I listened to podcasts, watched TV shows, read books and followed blogs to learn the best tips and tricks to save money. I would…
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[New Post] Overwhelmed by the chaos kids bring to your home? I share 5 simple steps to take to bring peace back to your home life.

Keeping a peaceful home when you have kids is a seemingly impossible task. As parents, it feels like we’re always one wrong decision away from another tantrum, argument, or melt down. Of course you love your children immeasurably, but living with chaos…
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As if we need any more reasons to say "I love you" to our little ones... http://buff.ly/2jfWQXQ
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I can’t be the only one who struggles with buying gifts for kids. I mean, I’m totally fine with figuring out what to give my own kid. But I’m talking about other kids – my kid’s friends, my friend’s kids, or family members who we don’t see often. Their…
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Considering homeschooling but worried about your child's ability to fit in? This is a great read... http://buff.ly/2jkfrBc
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I'm so addicted to making these bags! The storage possibilities are endless. See my step-by-step tutorial for the complete sewing novice.

Our little one has a thing for collecting rocks. Everywhere we go, she’s on the hunt. Gravel driveways: Beware. She likes to shove them in her pockets, but quickly runs out of room after just a few minutes of collecting. Then she’ll put them in my pockets…
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Time is money? No: money is time. What does your spending truly cost you? Spend smarter to preserve your most precious resource: your time.

We’ve all heard it a million times before: Time is money, people! In other words, stop wasting time so we can save money. Yes, it’s true. Time and money are completely intertwined. If you work, you’re paid a certain amount of money based on the time you…
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