Megan, an Iowa native from West Branch, shares her home with husband Cody, their three kids (Charlie-6, Gwen-4 & Ben-2 months) and 2 dogs (Dottie- lab-basset mix & Ham- all basset). When she is not smooching on them she is trying to change lives as a social worker, taking walks around their Iowa City neighborhood or cruising in Rita her minivan looking to score deals at local thrift stores. Check our her finds on her Instagram page @Megthethriftingqueen.

Financial Planning for the New Year: 5 Tips to Have Your Best Year Yet

Money.  Not a lot of people like to talk about it, and things can get awkward real fast if you do.  I am not one of those people.  I don’t mind at all.  In...

Holiday Bucket List: Making Christmas Magical, Fun, and Organized

Scheduling is super important in my household.  My husband's work schedule varies with nights and weekends, so in order for us to get errands run and make time for family fun, date nights, and...

Make the World a Better Place

While trying not to be too political, I am deeply upset and disappointed with this election.  It is clear that no matter what happened, many Americans were going to be.   I have been trying...

Minimalism: How I Gave Myself More Time, Money, and a Better Life

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Mama’s Journey for Balance

I talk a lot.  In almost all of my school report cards there were comments about how much better I could do academically if I spent less time talking to my peers.  I can drive for...

The Hardest Parts About Being a New Mom

I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy in August of 2015.  The first few months I was so overwhelmed by the love, lack of sleep, adrenaline, and sheer amazingness of making a HUMAN...