Author: Jordan Rios

Great Ways to Score Designer Clothes for Your Kids on a Budget

  Clothing is one of our basic needs, but it is also so much more than that. How we dress does not ultimately determine who we are, but it does say a lot about us. The world perceives so much about us just based on our appearance. This is not in any way to say that our value as human beings is determined by the quality of our clothing—that is entirely untrue. But nonetheless, our appearance is a non-verbal way in which we communicate something about ourselves, whether intentionally or unintentionally. That being said, while we would like to...

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Don’t Just Think It! Ink It! Tips for Goal Setting

Goal setting can be an invigorating practice. I’m a planner by nature, and so for me, there is nothing more exciting than making goals. However, it is so critical to do more than just think about what our goals are. We must also get them on paper. Why is this important, and how can we set goals that we can realistically accomplish? Writing down your goals is important for many reasons. It gives you accountability for working on that goal. It empowers you. It validates your desires. In the business world, there is a lot of talk about SMART...

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How We Rebuilt Our Credit to Purchase a Home

Today’s post is an interview with my friend April Brigman on how she and her husband Jeff took steps to rebuild their credit so that they could buy their first home. I hope you all enjoy it!   Q: Tell me about yourself and your family. Where are you from? How did you meet your husband, Jeff? What do both of you do for a living? A: I’m a wife, and loving mother of three, and I am driven and self employed. I consider motherhood to be my greatest joy and hardest role to undertake. I am a North Carolina girl at...

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Welcome to the New Start Homemaking!

  Hello friends! The day has arrived!! Welcome to the newly redesigned Start Homemaking website! Whether you are a regular reader of this blog, or if this is your first time visiting Start Homemaking, I am so very thankful that you are here to celebrate with me the launch of the new website! I first started blogging in October of last year, but I got really serious about the blog in April 2017. It still feels kind of like a new blog, and I am learning new things about blogging every day. I’m also growing as a homemaker every...

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Hi, I’m Jordan Rios. Thank you so much for visiting my site! I am a wife, mother of three littles, and an ESL teacher. I make my home in East Tennessee…..learn more

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