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Q & A Wednesday: How Do I Get My Husband On Board With Debt Freedom?

One of the questions that frequently comes up when I talk to wives about debt freedom, is “How do I get my husband on board?”  I am not a marriage counselor by any means, but I have been married for almost 10 years.  From the time Brad and I became aware of what “Debt Freedom” […]

My Funny Kids

My kids make me laugh out loud!  It’s not unusual to find me sitting down at the keyboard or searching for a piece of paper to jot down their latest hilarity.  Now without further ado, here is some of their humor to brighten your Monday! Last night we were at the home of a friend […]

A Valentine’s Day Dedication to the Man I Love

Brad has been in Colorado all this week for what Young Life calls, “Timeline Training.”  It is a week of continuing education classes at the beautiful Cheyenne Mountain Resort.  With Brad out of the house, I often notice the things I take for granted when he is here.  It’s true, absence often does make the […]

What I’ve Been Up To For The Last 6 Weeks & How My Goals Are Changing

I looked at the calendar today, and realized that it has been 6 weeks since I last posted to my blog!  I could blame the fact that I substitute-taught for several days in March and April, or the fact that Brad went on a mission trip to Mexico for Spring Break, or even that my […]

Celebrating Easter Traditions

When I was growing up in Maryland, Easter traditions included dyeing hard-boiled eggs, Easter baskets, Easter egg hunts at my grandparents’ house, eating my Grandmom’s Chocolate & Butter Cream Easter Eggs, Easter clothing, family photos (usually in front of a giant yellow forsythia bush), and a big meal at my grandparents’ house.  Here in California, […]

60 Free (or Almost Free) Activities to Do with your Toddler or Preschooler

Do you ever feel like your life is dry and boring because you can’t spend any money on anything?  It can be difficult (especially at first) to think of free activities to entertain your little ones while you’re on the road to debt-freedom.  Well, just because you’re poor, broke, or in-debt-up-to-your-eyeballs doesn’t mean you can’t […]

33 Reasons it’s Great to be 33

I recently celebrated my 33rd birthday.  An older woman at church that Sunday wished me a happy birthday, and then followed it up with, “You don’t have to tell me how old you are.”  I laughed and told her I’m 33.  For some people I guess 33 is a sobering (or embarrassing) number.  If I […]

Five Years of Frugal Halloweens

Today I thought it would be fun to take a look back at 5 years of frugal Halloweens.  Did you know that Americans spend $8 billion in Halloween holiday outlay each year, making it second only to Christmas?  That’s $80 per family on decorations, costumes, and candy!  Naomi was born in 2009, and we’ve been […]

30 Days of Praying for Your Local High School: Day 18 Praying for Your Husband

When I was in elementary school our gym teacher, Mr. Sherald, forbade us from ever using the words, “I can’t.”  This frustrated me a great deal at the time.  Athletics weren’t exactly my strong suit, so those words often crossed my lips in the gymnasium.  Mr. Sherald kept correcting me even as I finished last, […]

Toddler Tuesday: Hammer Time

I’ve had a pile of curtains laying on the floor in our bedroom since some time in January.  This week I finally got around to hanging them.  Oliver was fascinated by my hammering, so I found him a piece of scrap wood and a few nails. As you can tell, he was very intent on […]

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