We’re long time users of You Need a Budget, and we’re leaning on it hard to pay down some unplanned debt.
The internet is DYING for another blogger to post the list of his or her New Year’s Resolutions. Welcome to mine. But, with a slight twist.
Read how I plan to take clutter and chaos in 2020 to a home in harmony in 2021.
Until this year, I’ve never felt compelled to publicly share what I’m thankful for beyond the family table. Social media seems to have the pulse of everyone’s gratitude, and, as expected in the year 2020, people have a new viewpoint from which to see their blessings.
This month, September, is Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Five years ago this month, I called a doctor about a cough I couldn’t explain, and began a battle against non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Right now, you are five and six year olds. Your parents have been telling you about Kindergarten for months now, and the first day is finally here. It’s time to see for yourself what the big deal is. A new school, a new teacher, new classroom, new friends, new school supplies and a new normal.
We’ve opted for the in-person traditional classroom route for Kindergarten. Today was the deadline to decide. If that option holds true, I’m gearing up for a really weird, not at all what I pictured, first day of real school for my first-born child.
Early in this blog’s life, i.e. four weeks ago, I challenged myself to stick to a $500 grocery budget in the month of June. I was not successful. But, I did save money compared to May.
This transition to stay-at-home-mom-dom is definitely not normal. Since the kids have been home since March, it is really fair to say it’s only been one month? And since I ran away to home to enlist the help of my own mom, can I take all the credit?
We decided to splurge on the new appliances for the kitchen before the recent news. There will be an opportunity to explain why we’re sticking with this decision soon, but right now I’m thinking about how to make the absolute most of my future shiny new fridge to make sure we squeeze every single drop of value out of it like a juicy Meyer lemon.