Dreams of pie

It's 6:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning - my day to sleep in, but I'm awake. Last night as I held C, asleep and gently snoring in my arms, I prayed like I usually do, for the usual things. But yesterday was busy, and I realized I'd gone through the whole day without thinking of … Continue reading Dreams of pie

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How I saved $1,712 in 60 days

There it is, folks. I told you I had big news. There. It. Is. There have been few times in my life when I've been really proud of an accomplishment. Frankly, this one ranks right up there with birthing babies and earning my master's degree. Let's recap. August 4th I had an Aha! moment. Actually, … Continue reading How I saved $1,712 in 60 days

Our favorite FREE kid-friendly activities (and the challenge you should take this week)

When we started budgeting and saving, I thought it would be hard. It's not like it's the first time we've ever tried to get serious about our finances. There was that time a few years ago when we tried the "envelope system." Spoiler alert: we did it for a total of one month and never … Continue reading Our favorite FREE kid-friendly activities (and the challenge you should take this week)

Resources that keep me financially inspired (and that time we had a picnic)

I don't know the order in which it happened. I honestly can't remember if my Aha! moment happened because of "the podcast" or whether I sought out a good financial podcast because I'd already had the Aha! moment. Chicken? Egg? Doesn't matter. We'll get to that. First, as I mentioned in a previous post, our … Continue reading Resources that keep me financially inspired (and that time we had a picnic)