How to Save Money on Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Well folks, it’s that time again. The time of year for pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin spice muffins and pumpkin spice scented farts. Autumn is approaching us almost as fast as Susan approaches the line up at her nearest high-end coffee shop after spin class, waiting…

5 Ways to Survive Parenting Over Summer Break

As a parent, I always look forward to summer break! Spending time with the kids playing with chalk on the driveway or heading for amazing days at the beach is what I look forward to every time. I just know it will so much fun!…

How NOT to Ruin Your Marriage This Summer

Why people in relationships grow apart or allow their love to fade is one of life’s biggest mysteries. Unless you have kids. Then, the answer is as clear as day. They are doing this to you. They are ruining your relationship, time to find a…

Things That Make Me Smile…

I tend to dwell on the negative. I hate that about myself. Shit, that was negative wasn’t it. Damn it. Today I am going to focus on the things that recently made me smile My sister in law sent this photo to a group family…

I Love My Kids But I Don’t Love Being A Mom

I feel like this title says it all. I love my kids but I don’t love being a Mom. There. Can I just click “publish” and that you will understand what I am trying to say? Maybe you won’t. Listen, this doesn’t mean I don’t…

I’m a Dance Mom…

Reluctantly I have become a dance mom. It’s not a role I ever wanted. I mean ever. Ever. Ever. Ever. I am much more comfortable on a soccer field, ball diamond, volleyball court or food court. The world of dance is very confusing. Everything about…

New Debt…

We’ve been struggling with new debt in our household. I call it new debt because we spent the last 20 years living with Student Loan Debt, so this debt feels relatively new for us. I know when the new debt started. It was about 9 years…

Mom Cold vs. Dad Cold

I saw a commercial on t.v the other day where the Mom takes a sick day and the Dad starts freaking out because the next day is their daughter’s birthday. You know, like a Mom cold vs a Dad cold. It’s pretty hilarious. Mostly because…

30 Day Eat At Home Challenge Week 3

If you missed reading about our 30 Day Eat At Home Challenge, you can find out more by reading about our first week and second week.  MONEY SAVED IN 2 WEEKS: $142.65 But, it’s not about the money saved. What I’m learning is that it…

30 Day Eat At Home Challenge Week 2

If you missed why we are attempting the 30 Day Eat At Home Challenge, you can read about our first week here. Week One: MONEY SAVED $61.00 I have never really paid attention to how much we eat out. This has been a fascinating wake-up call…