Back up plan

You need to have a back up plan! I live my life according to lessons learned on Friends. In Friends, Phoebe suggests to Rachel she should get a back up in case she isn't married by 40. So, naturally Rachel tried to ask her friends Ross and Joey to be her back up. She realizes then that Phoebe has cunningly committed BOTH men as a back up to the back up. And so it shall be for us.   Here are 4 back up plans in case dinner just escaped you...

5 Elements of Harmony (for women married w/ kids)

Somewhere along the road, I apparently adopted the idea that being a married, adult woman with three kids meant I wasn't allowed to do things I like to do. I know that sounds crazy and younger me needed therapy. But I bent my will so hard for everyone else, I rarely did just what I wanted to do in my late 20s and earlier 30s.

The Responsibility of Self-Care

If you haven't heard about self-care lately, then you've been living under a rock. And unless that rock is a heated stone for your massage, you're doing it wrong. Self-care is a trendy term and concept these days but it's a really simple concept: take care of yourself. Taking care of yourself, especially for women, … Continue reading The Responsibility of Self-Care

A trick to downsize your debt

On Sundays we relax, go to church and have our family meeting. At the family meeting we chat with the kids about anything we need to and pay them for the work they've done that week. Than they go about their merry business and Chris and I have our marriage meeting which includes talking about … Continue reading A trick to downsize your debt

Teaching kids to win with $

We've been listening to Dave Ramsey for a while now but we really JUST started following the program recently. Like any other life improvement skills you learn, I think it's natural to want to teach your children. I want to launch my kiddos into the world PREPARED for awesomeness. I was taught the value of … Continue reading Teaching kids to win with $