How to Live Within Your Means

How to Live Within Your Means - Are you on a mission to steward your finances better? Want to make sure there

Are you on a mission to steward your finances better? Want to make sure there’s some room at the end of your rope each month? Consider these tips for living within your means. A few weeks ago I gave a mini lecture on the dangers of carrying debt. Yes, I know some people have what they […]

Lunchbox Treats Your Kids Will Love

Lunchbox Treats Your Kids Will Love - Slip a little sweet treat into the lunchbox. Here are six of our favorites for lunch dessert.

Slip a little sweet treat into the lunchbox. Here are six of our favorites for lunch dessert. When I was a kid the idea of a treat in my lunch box was a Ding Dong or a Twinkie. I think my parents only bought them that first week of school. There’s no way our budget […]

I Love My Good Cheap Eats

Did you preorder a copy (or two) of my new book, Good Cheap Eats? I’ve got another bonus feature waiting for you.  Head on over to Good Cheap Eats to see how you can get your hands on one of these great shopping bags. I love them! Supplies are limited to 50, so don’t dawdle.

Baby in the House? Here’s Help.

Baby in the House? Here

Are you in the throes of babyhood? Take a stroll down Memory Lane with us; these posts are designed to encourage and strengthen you for whatever daze you’re in. My baby, my last baby, turned six last week. It was bittersweet. Thankfully, we were so busy with the cousins and Grandpa that I didn’t have […]

The Hard Truth is that It is Hard

The Hard Truth is that It is Hard - This parenting gig is not for the faint of heart. But, it

This parenting gig is not for the faint of heart. But, it’s a great way to see God work. This weekend we watched a review copy of a movie I’d been sent. Mom’s Night Out is a cute, little comedy about a group of moms who just want a little break from the challenges of their reality. The […]

The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. This girl turned six on Monday. My baby is six. Not sure how that happened. In some ways, I’m thankful that she doesn’t have a baby book for me to cry over. (Yes, I know, the girls need to get their scrapbooks done. Maybe 2015 will […]

Yes, Yes, You Can.

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You can ditch the soda habit. You can quit watching TV. You can kick the bad eating habits that have plagued you for years. You can choose to change. Don’t tell me you love food. I love food. And for thirty days I gave up (almost) all I hold dear. I lived to tell the […]

Create an Emergency Fund

Create an Emergency Fund: Setting aside an emergency fund is a great way to buy yourself peace of mind as well as funds to deal with that crazy thing you didn

Setting aside an emergency fund is a great way to buy yourself peace of mind as well as funds to deal with that crazy thing you didn’t plan for. Photo credit:Lending Memo About eight years ago, I was pregnant with our fifth child. My husband was self-employed. I made zero income. We’d made some good […]