I’m Aileen! A mother, entrepreneur and advocate for living a simple, natural, frugal life. Mindful living and earning an income from home have lead me to have the freedom to enjoying a meaningful life on my own terms and I want to help you do the same!

Latest blog posts

How I plan simple, healthy meals on a budget

How I plan simple, healthy meals on a budget

Food. We need to eat it (duh) and sometimes making that happen every day can be overwhelming. Especially when you have a family to feed and a budget to stick to. As a mom, business owner and someone who puts a lot of pressure on myself to feed my family well, meal...

10 Ways to Unplug: Simplify Your Digital Distractions

10 Ways to Unplug: Simplify Your Digital Distractions

Digital distractions. Ugh. I dream of the days when I was a kid and I just freely went about my day without worrying about where my phone is or having the ability to look up trivial information rigththissecond. Even when I’m using it, I hate that I’m using it. But...

March 2017 Online Income Report

March 2017 Online Income Report

Welcome to my online business income report! I love reading the income reports of other bloggers and wanted to start sharing mine as a way to be transparent, as well as motivate myself (and hopefully others!) to create a successful business. I'm excited to keep track...

6 Ways I’ve Made Money as a Stay At Home Mom

6 Ways I’ve Made Money as a Stay At Home Mom

I’ve been an entrepreneur for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid I would fill notebooks with business ideas and probably highly inaccurate calculations of how much money I would make. I still do this. One business was a dog poop clean up business called The...

September 2016 Online Income Report

September 2016 Online Income Report

Welcome to my online business income report! I love reading the income reports of other bloggers and wanted to start sharing mine as a way to be transparent, as well as motivate myself (and hopefully others!) to create a successful business. I’ll also be including my...

Cloth Diapering for Beginners: What I learned in our first year

Cloth Diapering for Beginners: What I learned in our first year

Cloth diapering for beginners - what we learned in our first year. How to start, what it costs, what you need and what to do about the poop. Now that we have officially been cloth diapering our son, Atlas, for over a year I wanted to share everything that I’ve...

How to Start a Blog for $20 in 20 minutes

How to Start a Blog for $20 in 20 minutes

If you’re looking to start a blog the quick and cheap way, then keep reading! Blogging is such a passion of mine and I’ve been doing it since 2009. I’ve tried many different platforms, but one I really love for someone on a budget is the Wordpress platform. If you just follow along with this post I will walk you step by step through starting your blog in the next 20 minutes.

How to Survive International Travel with a Toddler

How to Survive International Travel with a Toddler

Before I start I have to admit that I had major anxiety about traveling abroad with my 1 year old son, Atlas. All you hear are the horror stories about planes with babies and we were supposed to take SIX flights over the course of two weeks? Not to mention three back...