After literally months of anticipation we drove off last Thursday headed to upstate NY to visit my dear cousin and his new wife. His mama, my aunt who's been like another mama to me, came all the way from TX to be with our hoodlums while we were gone. In the best of hands we … Continue reading Travel and Things.
All I can seem to think today is, "I want life to just be simple." It's the way it seems to keep pushing from my thoughts while quite a few feelings and situations roll within my heart and mind. It's exhausting just trying to contemplate how to get it all out into words. The world … Continue reading My Expectations of This Life.
Happy Mother's Day Mother's Day comes with a range of emotions for the whole spectrum of us. I pray for those that approach each Mother's Day with sorrow and anxiety due to loss, hard life circumstances, infertility, etc. The more I live this life the more I see the hardships that we as humanity walk … Continue reading Mother’s Day Letter to My Children
What you don't realize when you are reading one of these things from me is that before I even started there were minutes and hours of thinking and trying to figure out where I was going to start and how everything would get put together. I have wanted so much to sit and write over … Continue reading Processing Change.
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 know we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to keep a good attitude and hold it all together. There's some legitimacy to that. We can't be dragging our dirt all over the place and going without any sense of self-control. On the hand, to completely shut out our feelings to the point where … Continue reading He leads us in both…
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
This week has been weird with the schedule. The kids started back at school for one day and then had a snow day due to temps being so low with the wind chill. Yikes! But on Thursday, their one measly day of school, I did have goals. Put away all of the Christmas decorations and … Continue reading Just Getting Started!
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 already told her that I see it coming. I can picture it so perfect in my mind already as I stand back and view the beauty in that room. All of the Christmas lights and decorations, the round tables and buzz of laughter and conversations. These moments where we all gather and celebrate. I … Continue reading Coming to a close.