I remember clearly the day I walked out of my office on March 16th. We had had school that day, knowing that the country was starting to shut down. I think the only kids at Cole’s school that day were teachers’ kids, because, where else is he going to go? Our state announced later than… Continue reading “Things Fall Apart”, and other big lessons from 2020
My mom has been watching the national news for months, so we knew he panic was coming. She would relay to me every day about this country or that country who had forced their citizens to stay inside their homes, and I couldn’t quite wrap my head around what that would look like for me… Continue reading Love, in the time of quarantine
Let’s have some rainy Saturday morning real talk here. Before I was a mama, I totally didn’t get it, this whole, raising responsible teenagers thing. I was a school counselor in a large high school in Northwest Arkansas, and the regular things that many teenagers do kinda made me feel a little… Continue reading Are you a helicopter or a lawn mower mama? #guilty
Cole and I knew a few months ago that this summer was going to be a little different, and decided to focus on finding the fun in every day. Fun for a 9 year old boy can be interpreted several ways, swimming, setting off your own fireworks (much to his mama’s terror), time with wild… Continue reading Summer Lovin’
Her challenge today, as we work towards creating a monthly budget, which in my previous life, I also never did, but now do religiously, is to write down your monthly income, after taxes. https://www.rachelcruze.com/moneyfinder/day2?utm_source=relational&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Day_2_RC_14DMF&utm_term=rachel_cruze_bu&utm_campaign=rachel_cruze_newsletter&cd17=b2c_PS_RC_14-Day_Email-2_180219&email_id=2955612 I love to write down my budget, but there is also a free app which does the heavy lifting for you… Continue reading Rachel Cruze’s Money Challenge, Day two!!
I love my little old house, but with little old houses comes a lot of little old house problems. I bought our home a few years ago, and every summer have bought my home something nice…..and by something nice I mean, a new dishwasher, a new hot water heater, some nice new pipes and several… Continue reading Money Peace for Single Mamas
You’re allowed to let people go. You’re allowed to teach your child it’s ok to not be friends with the kids who are downright mean. You’re allowed to take time for yourself, with your little kid, and just relax. You are worth all of the energy you give to other people all year long. … Continue reading Edit your life ruthlessly and frequently