if your child is happy and healthy – you’re doing just fine Having a child is legit hard. Like, honestly. How many words are there in the English language and the best I could do to describe being a parent is legit hard? I hope that proves that 90% of your daily vocabulary is spent […]

10 Things You Learn In Year 1 of Parenting


Growth comes in many forms once you and your partner join the parenthood club. The moment you become a parent, everything in your life changes. Yes, I’m aware this is the most cliché thing to say, like, ever. But, it’s true. Not only do you go from only having to take care of yourself to […]

5 Relationships That Change When You Become A Parent


Prioritization has become a key part of my vocabulary these days As usual, the wonderful people that I follow on Twitter brought up some very insightful conversation last week. Motherhood was the choice topic, and the discussion was regarding how dramatically having a child can affect a woman’s career. It all started with this tweet: […]

The Best Parts of Being a Mom (Financially and Otherwise)


I have changed, yes. But not every part of me has changed. Yes, hi, hello. I have a daughter. It’s no surprise. I mean, I’m always posting about her, sharing cute stories, and spending 99.9% of my day with or around her. And because I have a daughter, I am now a mom. Yes, I […]

“Mom” Isn’t My Identity


I realized that I was trying to call the shots for my baby when in reality, it’s not up to me I’m back! After taking a six-week mini maternity leave from the blog I am excited to be back with my readers sharing ridiculous stories being an average human being and nerdy financial tips that […]

An Honest Look At Everything That Happened In My First Six Weeks As A New Mom


it’s become a challenge to be a parent before the newborn is even here As soon as I found out that I was pregnant, the first thing I started reading was what we needed to buy for our future newborn. My spreadsheet was put together before I had even visited the doctor and I had […]

Everything We Bought For Our Newborn (Before Her Arrival)


She is the founder of the two-time award-winning Canadian Personal Finance Blog of the Year, Mixed Up Money which has over 100,000 followers across social media. Through her work, she has been featured in many notable publications, including The Globe and Mail, CNBC, CBC, and more. Her books, The 100 Day Financial Goal Journal and Financial First Aid are currently available for purchase.

Alyssa is a freelance writer and enjoys writing about personal finance, homeownership, and more. When she’s not writing, you can find her enjoying some downtime with her kids, playing soccer or daydreaming about home decor.

Alyssa Davies is a content manager for Zolo, Trauma of Money facilitator and a published author living in Calgary, Alberta. 

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