Feeling a Little Salty? You’re Not Alone!

We’re Christine and Jaymi, two salty mamas with six kids between us. We’re happy to be your virtual mom squad!

With lazy-mom approved kids activities, snarky playdate chatter, and little ways to make your life more fun, we’re here to make your momlife a little sweeter.

Even when you’re feeling salty.

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Does OhmConnect Really Work?

So you’re considering joining OhmConnect, but you’ve got a few questions first. Is OhmConnect a scam? Is it worth it? And maybe most importantly- how much money do you REALLY earn with OhmConnect? These two families have been using it for YEARS- and here’s what they have to say. You might have seen those ads floating around Facebook by now. “This company will pay you $300 to unplug for an hour!” They’re talking about a program called OhmConnect, and those ads are (almost) right. Over the last several years, we have been participating in a power savings program that helps us save energy, the environment, AND some cash in the process. One year, we only paid one electric bill out of pocket. Our checks from this energy saving program handled the rest. The OhmConnect program has made some changes over the last couple of years, but we’ve still got the best ways to make the most from this energy-savings program. If you’re asking yourself, “does OhmConnect really work?” and wondering it’s worth the effort- the answer is still yes, yes, and more yes.
Live in California or Texas, and want to save BIG on your power bill? Find out how OhmConnect can help you pay your bills at TheSaltyMamas.com. #energysavings #energystar #ohmconnect #sidehustle #budget #oneincomebudget #sahm #stayathomemom #moneysavingtips #howtoreducebills #sidegig #cutspending

How to Survive a Family Trip to Costco

Taking two kids to Costco? It can be kind of crazy, sure. But with these tips for taking kids to Costco, you’ll be in and out in no time. (Maybe with a giant bear you didn’t need, but that’s besides the point). Read on for our best tips for shopping at Costco with kids!

It seems that every other weekend or so, my husband gets it in his head that we NEED something from Costco. A part of me seizes up inside because carts and samples and hot dogs and toys and clothes and so many things for the kids to ask for and so many places for them to get lost! Another part of me knows that I CANNOT send my husband alone because he will come home with a new TV, 96 beers, a giant tool chest, a squatty potty 2-pack and a gallon of potato salad. He will spend $800 and will not get the paper towels we were going for in the first place.

One might think, take a page from Jaymi’s playbook! Divide and conquer!! Check things off your list, girl! And I admit, that sounds good. But somewhere along the line we got into the habit of just being together all weekend. Even if that means five of us strolling through Costco trying not to lose each other. And for me, after five days of braving the day to day parenting alone, I want to attach to Chad like a barnacle and have him there to help deal with any tantrums, freakouts, blowouts, accidents, or injuries.

So most Saturdays, after our family breakfast, we drive through the car wash (another family favorite) and then head to Costco with two kids (or more) in tow. We’ve gotten it down to a bit of a science, so here’s what works for us – including a couple tips for shopping at Costco with kids that I KNOW you’ll love!!

two kids sitting in a costco shopping cart, wearing glasses

When Dance Parties Go Bad

The morning started out in our usual way. Mommy makes coffee for herself, breakfast for all the kids, makes Cole’s lunch while the kids eat, and then once the kids are done/too restless to eat without making a bigger mess than I’m prepared to handle we move to the living room for a dance party…

MicroLuxuries

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Road Tripping

Have you planned the ultimate family road trip? Well, if you just realized you actually need to bring – and entertain – your family on the trip, you might be slightly less excited. There’s a lot to think of from family road trip essentials to fun ideas for long road trips, and we’ve got you covered on all of it!

So I’m not trying to brag or anything, but…well I totally am. I’m shamelessly going to proclaim myself the queen of taking road trips with kids, because everyone has gifts, and this may well be mine. My family ROCKS at road trips.

Lest you think I’m gloating about being good at all things #momlife, I’m currently writing this while draped over my crying one year old, making shushing sounds in his ear. So for sure I don’t have it all figured out.

But traveling alone with a toddler or two? Coming up with fun ideas for long road trips? Yeah, I’m your girl. My kids have been road tripping since infancy. We drive two hour stretches very often, like monthly. And we’ve taken many, many 9+ hour trips, from when we had one tiny baby to today. Like, TODAY today.

So maybe I’m not an expert, but I am very experienced. Here’s a few tips, so you can gain from my wisdom learn from my mistakes.

Looking for a way to road trip with your kids- WITHOUT losing your mind? We've got ten tips to road trip like a boss, from thesaltymamas.com. #roadtripwithkids #vacationwithkids #familyroadtrip