The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist for Your Budget
Throw open the windows and start scrubbing…your finances! This spring cleaning checklist for your budget is filled with tips and hacks to get started.
How to Crush Your Money Goals This Year
Creating a money goal is easy, but how do you reach it? These tips and ideas will show you how to reach your financial goals this year!
Spring House Cleaning: 7 Cheap & Green Products (Nearly Too Good to Be True!)
Tackle spring cleaning with green spring house cleaning products we’d swear were too good to be true – if we didn’t know better firsthand!
7 Short-Term Financial Goals for Moms to Rock This Year
These practical short-term financial goals, ideas, and tips are perfect for moms to tackle all in one year! Which will you conquer this year?
Spring Break Bucket List: 34 Easy-Going Family Ideas
This spring break bucket list for kids is perfect whether you’re at home or on vacation, and it checks all the boxes for frugal moms, too!
"Money by Mom: Your Personal Finance Solution" Course Closing Date: October 28, 2020
The Money by Mom: Your Personal Finance Solution Course is Closing at 12am UTC on October 28, 2020. Get all the details here!
15 Essentials Your Baby Registry List Missed
You won’t find these 15 essentials on any other baby registry list – but they’re must-haves for both the new mom and the seasoned mom!
Safe Cleaning Products: What's Keeping My Family Healthy Right Now
Want safe cleaning products – that aren’t essential oils? This is the ONLY cleaner I’m using to keep my family safe during COVID-19.
Free Printable: Self-Care Planner for Overwhelmed Moms
Clear your mind and get to the heart of what truly fuels you in mind, body, and spirit with this self-care planner for overwhelmed moms!
21 Affordable Mommy and Me Dresses for Easter
These matching mommy and me dresses for Easter will melt your heart but won't break the bank! Which will you choose?
Fall Bucket List: 27 Frugal Family Ideas
These traditional and unique fall bucket list ideas for your family will create memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime – without breaking the bank!
How to Do a Zero-Based Budget on $24k (with 2 Kids)
Can you do a zero-based budget when you make $24k yearly and support two kids? Absolutely, once you shape-up your spending! Here’s how.
Three-Day Potty Training: Naps, Nighttimes, and #2s
Three-day potty training is the quick way to nix diapers from your kid’s life! Here’s what you need to know about naps, nighttime, and going #2 on the plan.
Three-Day Potty Training: What to Expect + 9 Essential Tips
You’ve heard about three-day potty training. But…what’s it really like? Get all the details plus the nine essential tips you need to make it work!
Free Printable: Valentine’s Day Card for Kids
This free printable Valentine’s Day card for kids is a sweet craft for children of all ages to give their loved ones – especially mom or dad!
9 Things Every Second-Time Mom Needs
Whether you’re a second-time mom or you’re searching for gift ideas for one, this list of must-haves is essential to check out!
Three-Day Potty Training: 12 Must-Haves for Lasting Success
Are you ready for three-day potty training? Make sure you have these 12 must-haves to help ensure permanent potty-training success!
Three-Day Potty Training: How to Prep So It Actually Works
The key to making sure three-day potty training really works for your toddler is all in the prep work ahead of time! Here’s a starting game plan.
Free Printable: Christian Halloween Tags for Treat Bags
Spread a cheery message of love and hope on Halloween night with this free printable of Christian Halloween tags for treat bags!
Big Sister Gift Ideas: 13 Must-See Options to Love
Help your firstborn feel included when the new baby arrives with one of these big sister gift ideas that are sure to wow! (Available for big brothers, too.)
My Messy Joy
The days are long, but the years are short! Here's why I’m okay having a messy house…as long as it means I’ll remember these fleeting days with my little girl.
To the Breastfeeding Mom Who Hates "Fed Is Best"
An open letter to an exclusively breastfeeding mom who hates breastfeeding alternatives, written by a former “Breast Is Best” superfan.
Toddler Beach Tips: 5 Beach Packing List Essentials
I’m back from vacation with must-know toddler beach tips and a quick collection of beach packing list essentials you can’t miss this summer!
Letters to Scarlett | My Priceless Baby Tradition
All about the sweet baby tradition that I started back when Scarlett was brand-new! Writing letters to your children is a great way to retell your love story to them when they’re older.
Summer Party Ideas: 5 Tips for the Frugal Family Hostess
Wondering how to keep your summer party ideas from ruining your budget? These money-savvy summer party tips are a must-have for the frugal family hostess!
Free Printable: All About Dad Questionnaire for Kids
Want the perfect birthday or Father’s Day gift for your leading man? This free printable All About Dad questionnaire for kids is a sweet tradition to start!
5 Free Father’s Day Gift Ideas (Mom Approved)
If you’re looking for free Father’s Day gift ideas that focus more on memories than on “stuff,” this list is just for you (and benefits mom, too!).
16 Family Car Buying Tips You Didn’t Know
Buy the best family car without buyer’s remorse – and for a great deal! These little-known used car buying tips will help make it happen.
Free Printable Sign: Choose Joy Today
Life's rarely perfect, but we can always choose joy! Let this free printable Choose Joy sign help remind you of that (and the date!) each and every day.
How to Ditch Being an Overwhelmed Mom on Mother's Day
Are you an overwhelmed mom on Mother's Day? Ditch the overwhelm this year with 5 reality-checks you'll totally relate to.
Easy No-Stress Train Birthday Party Ideas
These simple (no DIY) train birthday party ideas are a fun but frugal way to celebrate your little one! Get tips from my kiddo's second birthday party here.
The Best Time to Have Your Next Baby
Wondering when (or if) you should (or can!) have the next baby can be tough. Truth is, though, it's more about God's timing than our own…right?
Sun Safety for Kids: 5 Sun-Survival Tips for Your Fair-Skinned Child
Planning a summer under the sun with your fair-skinned baby? This tips list of sun safety for kids will help you enjoy it - without sunburns!
11 Easter Ideas for Kids That Bring the Season to Life
Are you searching for lovely (and simple!) Easter ideas for kids that really make the season come to life this year? Don't miss this epic list!
Free Easter Printable: Spoiler Alert - The Tomb Was Empty!
My take on free Easter printables features the crown of thorns and the phrase "Spoiler Alert: The Tomb Was Empty." It's the perfect Easter picture to frame for the holiday!
12 Reviving Self-Care Ideas for Mom at Easter (and Every Day)
These self-care ideas for mom are inspired by the Bible to help you gain a revived spirit just in time to celebrate Easter (or any day of the year!).
Short Stories for Kids: 20 Meaningful Books for Baby
If you're searching for short stories for kids, books for baby, or toddler books filled with meaningful moments to create in baby's first library, this list sure takes the cake!
Ultimate C-Section Hospital Bag List + Tips
Scheduled c-section delivery? This ultimate c-section hospital bag list will help! Includes free printable checklists for you, baby, & your hubby.
14 Valentine’s Day Ideas That Aren’t (Totally) Cheesy
Unique Valentine’s Day date ideas (with or without kids!) that won’t make you roll your eyes! Plus, Valentine’s Day gift ideas for him and her included.
15 Compliments to Use in Everyday Parenting
These must-know affirmations and compliments use process praise to raise a strong, thriving child through everyday interactions with mom or dad.
Why Amazon Baby Registry is the Best Place to Register for Baby
It’s truly the only online baby registry you’ll need. See why I adored my Amazon Baby Registry – AND how you can get the most out of yours, too!
5 Must-Know Truths for the Weary Momma
It’s time to embrace a whole new mindset! Take a few minutes to release the guilt and invest in YOU today. You’re worth it! Let me send you my 5 Must-Know Truths for the Weary Momma.
The Unforgettable Christmas Ornament Tradition My Husband Loves
My husband loves this year-in-review homemade Christmas ornament tradition, and so do my kiddos! Here's how to start your own.
3 Christmas Gift Ideas That Simplify the Season
How a 3 gift Christmas helps me buy the best Christmas presents – without losing the focus of the season! Includes Christmas gift ideas everyone will love.
DIY Gift: Handprint Flower & Footprint Heart Toddler Craft
Freeze time in the sweetest way possible with a simple handmade toddler craft that’s the perfect DIY gift for any occasion.
Thankful Tree Leaves for Thanksgiving Table Décor
Get guests involved in dressing up your Thanksgiving table this year – kiddos included – with your own Thankful Tree Leaves! Free printable download here.
My Juicy Secret Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe
If you’re searching for the perfect Thanksgiving turkey recipe to wow your guests this season, you might just find it in my own secret recipe box!
How to Save for Christmas (the Easy Way)
Is your holiday budget a little too tight each year? Here are 5 steps to save for Christmas so you kick stress to the curb and buy the gifts you really want to give this year.
Dealing with Fertile Myrtle (When You’re Infertile)
If you’ve struggled with infertility, you likely can relate to what I’m about to say...
5 Ways to Avoid Raising Entitled Trick-or-Treaters
A little satire and a lot of seriousness, here are 5 ways to empower our kids to be polite trick-or-treaters on Halloween!
What Should Christians Do About Halloween?
What better opportunity do Christians have to share a message of love and hope than on Halloween – when kids are literally knocking on the door to receive something?
How to Budget for Baby: 5 Mistakes You Need to Avoid
I could have saved hundreds of dollars! Avoid five of my biggest mistakes when learning how to budget for baby. Your wallet will thank you!
How to Road Trip with a Cranky Toddler
We completed a 24-hour road trip with a toddler who normally HATED the car! Here’s how we completed a road trip with kids (and kept our sanity).
5 Tips for a Frugal (but Fab) First Birthday Party
If you’re hoping to impress for baby’s first birthday party without breaking the bank, you’ll love these tips for planning a fun and frugal celebration!
Baby Medicine Kit: 17 Items for the First Year
Have what you need in your baby medicine kit for that first crazy year – rather than going out to find it all at 3am one morning!
How to Do a Zero-Based Budget (and Why!)
Take control of your family’s finances! Get out of debt and curb your spending (but with a sense of freedom, too) via a zero-based budget.
5 Reasons Homemade Baby Food is Best
On the fence about making your own baby food at home? Here are five simple reasons why it’s worked wonders for my own family (and might for yours, too).
Permission to Rest
I've finally discovered how we busy moms can truly rest -- without feeling guilty.
Baby Consignment: 8 Must-Know Tips Before Buying
Learn the trick to saving hundreds on baby’s wardrobe! Buy the best gently-used baby consignment clothes and kids' consignment with this list of must-know tips.
Baby’s First Cold: 10 Things You Need to Get Through
Need a remedy to battle baby’s first cold (or her twentieth)? These 10 items are in my go-to collection for helping baby feel better fast.
5 Fast Baby Registry Truths for New Moms
Being a new mom is confusing. Arm yourself with five simple truths that’ll help you create a baby registry with items you really need!
Don’t Post My Baby On Social Media (Pretty Please)
Could posting pictures of your baby online be as dangerous as we've heard? I'm not willing to take a chance myself. Now if only others felt the same!
Maty’s All-Natural Baby Chest Rub | Product Review
You require great results from products that claim to help baby feel better when she's sick...and Maty's All-Natural Baby Chest Rub delivers!
5 Things Your Husband Needs to Hear After Baby
What I didn't say to my husband (but should have) from the very first day we brought baby home from the hospital.
11 Sleep Training Essentials for Your Baby
Sleep training your baby? Don’t miss my 11 tried-and-true essentials when you want to help baby learn how to sleep. (For 12+ hours at night!)
The New Momma's Survival Toolkit
If you’re about to have your very first baby, here are five things I discovered were essential to my and baby’s existence. (Spoiler alert: it's more than a well-stocked nursery!)
I Didn't Like the Newborn Phase – and That’s Okay
Did you NOT find the "newborn phase" of your baby to be the most amazing? Me neither. It's just a phase, though: gone in the blink of an eye...
5 Fresh Ways to Cope with SAHM Loneliness
Are you a stay-at-home mom who's dealing with loneliness? I'm there, too. Here's what I've discovered that actually helps!
Welcome to Southern Momdays!
Welcome to Southern Momdays, y'all! We're a lifestyle blog about faith, family, and finance. I can't wait to start connecting with you!
My name's Andrea McKee, and I love chatting with other moms about frugal parenting tips, momming, and managing money. I also really love Jesus, wrap-around porches, biscuits & gravy, and good ol' fashioned Southern hospitality. Let's be friends, k?
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