Today I'm going to run through what I did to meal prep for the week, what I did and cooked, what I spent, and how I got started with all of this years ago. It's been a trip, trust me, and in the beginning cooking and meal planning was so exhausting and stressful. I actually … Continue reading Getting Started with That Grocery Budget…
I had the absolute joy and privilege in sharing my story and teaching some budgeting tricks at this morning's I Can Adult Brunch. It was a big turnout and I had so much fun. Thank you to those that organized it, ran it and came. You made it easy, fun, and seamless. It's been quite … Continue reading I Can Adult – Budget/Teaching Notes
My grandma used to tell me, 'Just wait. Life keeps going faster." It's just hard to believe that when it already feels like it's flying by. It's become so true. With every new year, child, life change, etc. it just feels like this year was faster than last. Well, today I'm going to review what … Continue reading It’s never how we planned…
I still turn around and surprise myself all the time. Time and again I realize that I have this assumption that I'm going to get to a point where I've got this 'life' thing all figured out. It's both comical, annoying and not really surprising. I figure things out, God shows me something new, I learn … Continue reading 2017 is Tricky so Far.
I had the privilege of participating in the first ever I Can Adult, initiated by Fenton Challenge and held at Flint's own Cafe Rhema. I'm going to share with you my experience of it all and what I took away. It's not meant to be a review of any sort or an all encompassing critique … Continue reading I Can Adult: Encouraging the Millenials
It's so funny. In my short few years of coaching and teaching people personal finance it's amazing the patterns and issues you start noticing (quickly) over and over. I can give you the numbers, show you the statistics, tell you the countless stories I've witnessed already, and share with you my own testimony... but I … Continue reading The 6 letter “B” word…
When you think of adulting unfortunately you often think of all of the responsibilities that weigh you down from being able to do the things we'd rather be doing. I have to get up and go to work in the morning. I have to get that paper done by Tuesday. I have to do my laundry. … Continue reading This is my Life.
I think I had it in my head that all anyone out there needed was just a little, "You can do it, champ!" and all of the world's problems would start going away around here. That people around me would start believing the dream too and get all excited. That they would start believing their … Continue reading A Pat on the Back.
We used to be able to refer to our 'old house' and then our 'new house,' and it was funny because our old house was the new house and our new house was an old house. But then we moved again. And then again. Originally, after we moved back from Tuscon, we were able to score a … Continue reading Looking Forward to Home.
In two short years my life has changed upside down from where it was. I told a friend tonight; "If you would have told me two years ago that all of this was going to happen I would have told you, you were nuts. No flippin' way possible." To which he shot back; "I did tell you, and … Continue reading How Fun was That?