Several years ago, when our kids were pretty little, we were in line in a grocery store with a cart full of food for our growing family. After ringing everything up, the total was just under $200. As I pulled two crisp $100 bills out of my purse, I glanced at my oldest child and… Continue reading Using Cash to Budget
Photo credit pixabay.com Did your parents ever go over a budget with you? Did they teach you how much to save, why to save, and where to save it? My mom, like most people in her generation, never talked about finances. Growing up, we never even thought about the bills she paid, or what she… Continue reading Talking to your kids about finances
I’ve got a lot to figure out about blogging. This is an adventure that I’m excited (and a bit cautious) about. Here are my goals for April: Upgrade to Premium Theme Figure out pictures/graphics Write at least 3 content pieces per week Read 2 blogging/business books It’s not a huge list, granted, but April is… Continue reading April Blogging Goals
Moms who love to cook heartily for their clans amaze me. Moms who home cook every meal and rarely go out to eat. I can picture myself in my kitchen lovingly and skillfully preparing beautiful meals for my family as the aromas waft out into the living room as my kids (and husband!) eagerly await… Continue reading A Mom that doesn’t cook? My Confession
Yes, you can homeschool with just a library card and a Bible! But there are some great products out there that do some of the legwork for you for not a lot of cash. I know there are tons of blogs out there that advertise “free homeschool curriculum” or free worksheets, free preschool packs, etc.… Continue reading Top 4 “Homeschool on a Budget” Curricula
I’m a big Dave Ramsey fan. One of the many helpful things we’ve learned from Dave is to pay our kids by commission, rather than allowance. Dave’s reasoning is that paying an allowance – even the name allowance – suggests that you are paying your child, not for work, but for simply being your child. You… Continue reading Do you give your child an allowance – or a commission?
Living on one income, staying out of debt, and budgeting for 4 kids is tough. But then you see picture of friends on vacation smiling in the sun. Ouch. Suddenly you’re wondering if you could squeak out a small vacation. Usually that’s the time when I spend several days online checking on prices of favorite vacation spots… Continue reading Stay-cations