Our Journey to Financial Freedom – Day 1

This is one of those times where I have a lot to say but I’m not sure where I should start or how to start. So I’ll just start here: have you ever had a moment in your life where you literally feel like giving up? But you’re so hard headed that you just can’t... Continue Reading →

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Oh boy. It's been a while since I've been on here to write. A lot has been going on - personal, family, finances. Some good, some bad. And during all of this, I've been slacking on writing, reading and (gasp) our finances. (Actual footage of me burying my head in the sand to avoid our... Continue Reading →

Some History of Debt for Your Day

It’s hard to write when you have so much to say, and yet you can’t figure out which subject to stay on. It’s especially hard to write when that subject is about the thing that you’re trying not to do but are failing spectacularly well at it. You see, this blog was originally meant as... Continue Reading →


I am a big fan of finding something that relaxes you and recharges you. This is especially important if you're a mom, a caretaker, or anything else that emotionally and mentally drains you. This is important, as I'm sure you've heard before, because to be able to take care of someone else, to be there... Continue Reading →

Financial Freedom Day 2 – The fun of couponing

3I have a real love-hate relationship with coupons. I love that they can save you money, but at the same time, it's like they're an illusion. "Buy 3 and save $.50!" Umm, how about no. Then there's the ones that will actually save you some change. A $.75 off coupon on a $2.50 product. Yes... Continue Reading →

Kids and Night Terrors…

My son has had nightmares and night terrors since he was about 2 years old. When he had his first night terror, it freaked me out, quite frankly. I didn't know what to do, how to handle him, or what might come next. I knew it wasn't just a regular nightmare, it had to be... Continue Reading →

Cultivating Grit

Grit: courage and resolve; strength of character - Google Grit: firmness of mind or spirit :  unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger - Merriam-Webster.com Grit. This word brings up images of dusty cowboys with crooked noses, wrinkles, sun tanned to the point of leather, with their no quit attitude and "my way or the... Continue Reading →

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