I am feeling a little muse-ey tonight. It’s raining and I am having a “sleepover” with my baby boy, who somehow is four years old. He’s snoring away, and I am feeling a little misty eyed wondering how many more snuggly nights like this there will be. So since I’m feeling sentimental, I thought I’d… Continue reading Be Brave My Lamb
So quitting my job wasn’t that crazy after all. As it turns out, I was basically working to pay for our expenses. The crazy part? As much as I read about personal finance, and used my trusty budget to track our expenses, it was actually really hard to get a clear picture of how much I… Continue reading Quitting: Not That Crazy?
Quitting your job is terrifying, FYI. For new readers, our family has decided to opt out of the typical fast-paced dual income lives that many young families find themselves in. I am a major money nerd and thus had planned every detail I could possibly think of. The plan that we came up with… Continue reading Family Fun for $5 or less
We did it! As of December 1st, 2016 I will be a homeschooling, urban homesteading stay-at-home (but still working,…more on that later) mama! What changed? Honestly, the ONLY thing that changed was our mindset. And that was all we needed. The Background We live in the Northeast (suburban Massachusetts), where pretty much every family has… Continue reading Wicked Big Dreams
As a frugal person, this is TOUGH for me. I always want to hoard my money, possibly in a large vault Scrooge McDuck style. I am fortunate to have a husband that is a cheerful giver and he encourages me to give more of my time, talents, and treasure where I can. Giving while… Continue reading Reflection: Being a Cheerful Giver
A bountiful vegetable garden, the scent of apple blossoms in the air, laundry on the line, perhaps the blissful sounds of children playing outside…the dream of homesteading. One key ingredient to this picturesque scene is chickens. There are so many reasons for any suburban family to consider a few chickens. Maybe, like me, you are… Continue reading Nine Great Ways to Convince Your Partner to Get Chickens