As I mentioned awhile back, I’m participating in the All-You Grocery Challenge. Players are allowed $25/person/week to spend on food. As far as I can tell I’m not supposed to count the baby, so that leaves us an allowance of $175/week for us 7 “bigger” eaters. Obviously since my regular “grocery spending” comes in under […]
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Got kids? Then you got laundry. Loads of it. And while I’m pretty laissez-faire about bibs and napkins, I am not entirely pleased with what results when we go without them. The baby’s clothes get splattered. And my boys use their sleeves, or better yet, their shoulders to wipe their faces. Oh my. To be […]
This week we’ve been talking and planning Christmas — in July. It’s a great way to think through the holiday season and what you want to do differently. Clearer thoughts prevail when Walmart isn’t already playing Jingle Bells. One important thing to consider regarding Christmas is the money part. You know the story: people try […]
When I was growing up, our Christmas morning consisted of a mad dash for presents coupled with a breakfast of See’s candy. My dad always bought my mom a box for Christmas. And she was kind enough to share. Now that we’re adults, Grampa Jack gives each family its own box. Nuts and Chews, in […]
If ever there was a time for Americans to start pinching pennies, this would be it. I am so thankful that the Lord gave us a wake-up call a few years ago. It is so freeing. Though we have done much to cut expenses and adopt frugal ways, there is always room for improvement. And […]
Recently the UPS man left us a nice hefty package at the front door. My five year old was with me when I opened it. You know how exciting a package is! It could be filled with boring old textbooks, but the anticipation that it might be something better is almost palpable. Thankfully, this was […]