Now that I’m more involved with the budget, I’ve had more interaction with the “blue book” that holds our life in it (aka…our budget/finances). As I was going through some of our old pages, I ran across a page I thought was very informative! It has recommended spending percentages from your household income. This was based off of some research Ryan did on the internet
I am feeling very thankful for my job lately! It’s starting to really hit me that taking care of my baby full-time is my purpose for this family. I’m confident God placed me in this position for a reason, and I couldn’t be happier with what I’m doing. Although there are times I’m not sure what I’m doing, it’s the first job I actually feel like I’m
Dear Beckham, What a month! A lot happened this month and it is definitely the first month you changed the most! This was the first month I was your mommy full-time. I’ve been missin’ out! This is the coolest job ever…lots of work and hard at times, but I couldn’t ask for more in life right now! You are making it easy on me and
We are often asked how we save on groceries, so I thought I’d make it this week’s Monday’s Money Saving Tip! A few things to note before I list the tips. We usually shop once a week. We don’t include diapers in our grocery budget. Everything else is grocery though (paper towels, toilet paper, vitamins, laundry detergent, trash/plastic baggies, etc…). We’re a family of THREE!
I had to share this as soon as I read it! I read in Dave Ramsey’s book, “The Total Money Makeover”, that a commonplace marketing scheme is “kid-branding” – targeting our little ones! That is just wrong! Companies will target young kids and teach them that plastic is the best form of payment. For example, Barbie came out with a “Cool Shopping Barbie” doll that
An important decision mothers make is whether or not to make their baby’s food or buy it already made from the store. Before I even had Beckham, I knew I wanted to make his food. I knew it was nutritionally better and financially cheaper. That’s what I was told and what I had read. I knew I would be a full-time mom by the time
This may be TMI, but I know a lot of others can relate! I have come to the realization that my body is literally not my own right now. You see so many magazine covers and read stories that state “How she got her body back after a baby” and the like! After seeing those pictures and reading stories where people lost all their baby weight and