Category Archives: Life Happens

Establishing and Sticking to a Reasonable and Responsible Budget with Capital One 360

It sounds easy, doesn’t it? Establishing a budget and sticking to it. In our family we tend to overspend and justify it more often than I want to admit to: “but it’s such a great deal”, “our old one isn’t … Continue reading

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Back on Track

That’s it, no more wasting time. No more excuses and no more delays. I am determined to start the teaching program in January. In order to do that, I have to pass the Elementary Education Grades K-6 Subject Area test, … Continue reading

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How the boys survived No Screen Week

Throughout the summer, the boys have a pretty flexible schedule. I let them play whatever they want, and they can stay up past their normal bedtime since there’s no rush to get to school the next day. This is a … Continue reading

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We went on a Florida Keys Staycation and loved it!

Do you know what it’s like to live in paradise? I do, though we don’t take advantage of it as much as we should. But that changed this past holiday weekend. We headed south, just a little over an hour … Continue reading

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The Journey to Middle School Has Begun

It’s been almost two weeks since Brandon finished 5th grade. Almost two weeks since I’ve been brainstorming in my head how to write this post. The last month or so was a whirlwind of events: 5th Grade trip to Busch … Continue reading

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We’ve Moved!

About two weeks ago, we moved out of the house we called ours for just over 8 years into a bigger, lovelier house just a mile and a half away. Even though it’s not “ours”, we love it as if … Continue reading

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Angels watching over us

The last few weeks have been tough for my family, to say the least. After losing my grandfather unexpectedly on January 30th, we lost my great uncle on March 3rd, just four weeks later. While his death was expected due … Continue reading

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Things we’re celebrating

How did we celebrate and commemorate Brandon’s 11th birthday? If you know us well, you know the answer: we went to Disney, of course! We’re trying to maximize our annual passes as we aren’t sure yet if our financial situation … Continue reading

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Eleven

To the darling boy who made me a mother on this very day, 11 years ago. Thank you for choosing me. Thank you for showing me what it means to love unconditionally. Thank you for making me a better person, … Continue reading

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Welcoming 2014 with open arms

As I reflect on the past year, I am grateful for the love of family and friends, the lessons learned throughout the year, and the hope and possibility that lies in the year ahead.    Our household survived six months … Continue reading

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