The other day, I was having an in-depth conversation with a friend. And, it had been a while. After all, we both have kids, a home to take care of, and jobs that keep us fairly busy most of the time. Anyway, we talked about all kinds of things. Kids. Marriage. Money. Then, all of a sudden, she brought up a topic that I try to steer clear from whenever I can.
A few weeks ago, I mentioned that we were heading to Florida at the end of this month. And, I had it all planned out down to the last minute detail. Since we’re going with my parents, I literally spent weeks searching for a condo that would satisfy everyone in our party. And when I narrowed it down to the top three or four, I emailed them to my parents and let them decide. [Read more...]
I awoke this morning to 100 new emails, which is pretty typical for a weekday. Unfortunately, about half of them weren’t actually addressed to me. Another handful made absolutely no sense. I even got this one today:
Now that I work from home, I have a little more time to prepare healthy meals. I’ve even been known to bust out a new recipe from Pinterest or Continental Simple Recipes on occasion, or try a new creation of my own. On days like those, I feel particularly accomplished- like I’m Wonder Woman- and like I can do it all.
But it isn’t always that way, especially when I’m really busy. There are days that I literally work online from 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. without realizing how late it is. And on those days, I panic. Sometimes I even make Worst Mom Ever meals like packets of oatmeal with a banana on top (last week), boxed mac-n-cheese (the week before), and Red Baron pizza (I can’t believe my kids will eat that). Other days, I get super stressed when I realize that we are running low on groceries and have to fight off the temptation to take everyone out to eat. And it works…most the time. [Read more...]
As many of you know, I’m heading to Las Vegas with my husband and my best friends next month….and we’re stoked!
I know what you’re thinking. Las Vegas is the epitome of consumerism and financial irresponsibility, and frugality writers who believe what they preach just don’t belong there. But you’re wrong. I do belong in Las Vegas. Why? Because I love people-watching. I like having a gin-n-tonic or five and being able to carry them around in the street. I also like gambling. Sue me. [Read more...]
Good morning, peeps! I’m super excited that March is over and it’s finally April! I’m especially looking forward to a few things in particular this month. First, we’re taking a week-long vacation to Florida in a few weeks, and it’s going to be a blast. Second, my daughter turns five and I think we’re taking her out to swim with and see wild dolphins….but only if I can talk the Mr. into it. Fingers crossed! And third, it’s finally warming up outside. I know I keep saying it, but this winter totally sucked! [Read more...]