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Solo Parenting When Your Spouse Travels for Work: 5 Tips to Survive

It's no secret that Jeff travels quite a bit for work. It was one of the requirements for his job position. From day one, we always knew that work travel would be part of our lives.  When asked in his interview if he would be willing to travel for work, the answer was an emphatic… Continue reading Solo Parenting When Your Spouse Travels for Work: 5 Tips to Survive

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A Summary on Living with Less: 3 Benefits of Pursing Less in Order to Live More

Today is February 28. Twenty-eight days ago we decided to embark on a challenge to live with less in order to remain true to our core values of faith, marriage, family, contentment and hospitality. We have managed to reduce or eliminate a lot of unnecessary stuff/clutter/noise from our lives, yet if anything, this past month… Continue reading A Summary on Living with Less: 3 Benefits of Pursing Less in Order to Live More

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How to Eat for $500 a Month: Our Take on a Cash Only Grocery Budget

Phew. We made it. Today was my last grocery run for February. Five hundred dollars in a Hallmark card envelope to feed us for the past twenty-eight days.* A challenge, yes. Especially considering a month ago, our average grocery costs were hovering around $1000/month. This month, we halved it. And then some. In fact, at… Continue reading How to Eat for $500 a Month: Our Take on a Cash Only Grocery Budget

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5 Steps to a Capsule Wardrobe: February’s Living with Less Challenge

For those of you who follow me on Instagram, this week you witnessed my closet go through a major overhaul. In an effort to live with less for the month of February (see previous post explaining why), both Jeff and I decided to get rid of over half of our clothes. (We both managed to… Continue reading 5 Steps to a Capsule Wardrobe: February’s Living with Less Challenge

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How to Celebrate(and Somewhat Survive) a Strong-Willed Child

I was a perfect parent before kids. My theoretical kids were cherubs. I had all the answers. It was going to be all natural, no epidurals, organic baby food, cloth diapers, only breastmilk, never raising my voice, thru-the-night sleepers, dot, dot, dot. I was the living definition of the perfect mom. In theory. And then,… Continue reading How to Celebrate(and Somewhat Survive) a Strong-Willed Child