It’s been a hot start to summer and with 109 and 111 degree weather, the boys and I have had to create a world inside our home with air conditioning. We do the gardening and exercise early and then retreat indoors. Being indoors for days has given me the opportunity to finish unpacking the last of the trinkets and do a little decorating and rearranging. We just moved to our new home a month ago and there has been so much major work that the little stuff had to wait. I’m reading The Everything Stress Management book right now and … Continue reading Homemaking tips to simplify and reduce stress in your daily work.
So, I’m finding the inspiration bug is coming on. I’ve been immersed in writing and balancing the home life, along with not missing a moment with my boys. They are at that delicious age of 2 and 4 and everything is sweet and pure and funny. I laugh many times in the day because of those two and then at night I sleep with one boy tucked under each arm. Yummy! I am working on two more books, blogging my brains out, and keeping my 860 square foot home clean. I’m also back into all the frugal, schamugal stuff and harassing … Continue reading Homemaking made easy and fun.
For those of you in debt and with no savings, I want you to know that there is so much help, support, and hope out there. The biggest thing I want to impart is that it doesn’t have to be lonely, scary, or even painful. You can make it fun and get through it quickly. On this fabulous Saturday morning, I’m about to fill you up on some great inspiration and motivation right here. Grab your coffee and read on! First of all, I’m going to suggest looking up Dave Ramsey. He is a financial adviser and Christian for … Continue reading Hardcore budgeting! How to get reinspired!
I love this topic! So many people do not. It causes heart palpitations and night sweats if you are dealing with debt or more bills than paycheck. The good news is that there is always a solution! Plenty of solutions! You and I are going to make this fun and easy. You just have to be willing. You may have to make enormous changes…or just tweak a thing or two. First, let’s becoming willing to do whatever we have to in order to get out of this tight situation. Let’s get creative and decide to have fun with this no … Continue reading Making a huge change in the household budget easy and fun.
What a great memory it is for me, the day I became a housewife. I think I’m more fond of those memories than my wedding day. I was working full time in the offices of Living Light Raw Food Culinary School on the coast and it was getting to me. I had been working outside the home since I could legally work. I always held two jobs and classes at whatever local college and then on the holidays I would get an extra job. Mostly I did this to pay off debt, but also to keep busy and stay out … Continue reading Becoming a Housewife.
I quit working in the mainstream and started my career as a housewife a couple months before my first son was born. I was thrilled! I had been working for other people and companies since I was 15 years old and I had carried two jobs for most of that time. Mainly to get out of a huge debt I had gotten myself into by the time I was in my early 30’s. We were prepared for this moment. I had paid off all my debt and we owned one car that was also paid off. I refused to get … Continue reading Choosing to stay home and making it work on one income.