I’ve got a sweet little story for you today. It involves my first-born and lots and lots of…POOP! Haha. It was the middle of the night, I was sleeping, and I heard a faint cry in the back of my mind. It got louder and louder until I realized, THAT’S MY BABY! I jumped outContinue Reading..
Do I Really NEED That?
When it comes to spending habits, I’m somewhat a blend of both of my parents. My mom is a spender, my dad is a saver. I tend to lean more towards the saver and sometimes I border on being cheap, but in the last little while I’ve been an all-out spender, my second mistake asContinue Reading..
Kids and Food: Great Eating Habits Start With YOU
My oldest daughter is an eater. She has her days, of course, and she has certain foods that she doesn’t care for, but all in all, she loves to eat. While crackers and bread top her favorite foods list, she also frequently requests craisins and tomatoes. Am I just lucky to have such a greatContinue Reading..
Let’s Talk Kids and Food
Just in the last few years of my life, I’ve come to regard food in a very high manner. Growing up, I ate food that was convenient rather than healthy, cheap rather than nutritious. We ate from cans, boxes, and a freezer filled with highly-processed, convenient snacks. My parents owned 8 vending machines, and IContinue Reading..
Our Budget Was Put On the Backburner, and Now I’m Gonna Revive It
Call me strange, but I love spreadsheets. And numbers. How I love solving algebraic equations and calculating how much I spent on everything from baby food and bread to diapers and pantries. Budgeting used to be a hobby for me. Yes, a hobby! Then why am I having a hard time finding time for ourContinue Reading..
Solids Feeding Schedule: Month 2 Update
When I started feeding Bella two months ago, I would’ve guessed that she was a less enthusiastic eater than her older sister. I mean, Sofía was always about the food. She couldn’t get enough. Bella, on the other hand, was a bit more timid and cautious the first few weeks I fed her solids. Now, she’sContinue Reading..
3 Super Easy Steps for a Rockin’ Bod
Do I have a treat for you today. 🙂 My blogging friend, Chelsea, is over here to talk about our bodies…post-baby. She has such a fun writing style and speaks straight from her heart. I think you’ll like her. Without further ado… Have you ever wondered why God created stretch marks? I mean, the whole pregnancyContinue Reading..
Skip the Hotel and Stay in a Vacation Rental
Last August we went on a family vacation to Portland and Seattle. It was another Babymoon of sorts for us. I was 4 months pregnant, but we decided to tote our 13 month old along with us. So it wasn’t the Babymoon we had the first time. 😉 We don’t like to spend a fortuneContinue Reading..
My Struggles as the Family Finance Manager
I grew up in a house where my dad handled the finances…diligently. I married a man who, for one reason or another, hates the thought of looking money square in the eye. He loves throwing it around and wasting it, but he doesn’t like to face the music and see how much, exactly, he spent.Continue Reading..
Our Frustrating NICU Experience
Part 2 of Sofía’s birth story (click HERE for part 1): I just stared at my newborn baby in the little incubator hooked up to all kinds of tubes and monitors. She looked so helpless. I wanted to swoop in and just take her away. The same thoughts kept crossing my mind: Why is my babyContinue Reading..
5 Reasons You Need a Bill Pay System
I keep saying that I’m going to share the mistakes I’ve made with managing our family finances. Well, here is one such mistake as outlined below. Over the past year, a number of very stressful and time-consuming things have happened and have made me quite forgetful. The first was that we bought a house. ThenContinue Reading..
Ingredient Highlights: Peaches
Every summer, it seems, my grandma brings a large box to my mom just brimming with gorgeous, ripe, and juicy peaches. This year, we’re going to head up north ourselves to get in on this deliciousness. Brigham City Peach Days are something my mom looks forward to; she grew up in Brigham and the surroundingContinue Reading..
Songs We Love: “The Wheels on the Bus”
You know the kind. The high school losers seniors who had to take the bus to school. Because their parents didn’t love them enough have money to buy them a car on their 16th birthday. And they had absolutely no life besides homework and a job. That was me! (Shyly raising my hand and sinkingContinue Reading..
How to Gain Some Sense of Control While Flying with Young Kids
Before having kids, I was one of those people who couldn’t believe parents who “let” their kids: cry, kick the seat in front of them, scream, run around, eat candy and snacks whenever, and walk in front of people. I also was appalled by the little backpack leash that looked like the kid was aContinue Reading..