Why & How to choose "Experiences" over stuff this holiday season

Why & How to choose "Experiences" over stuff this holiday season

In 2017 my husband and I turned a corner in our emotional maturity. Granted, we have always been “old souls” intellectually. But like everyone else, we have our share of emotional baggage that has, on occasion, driven our consumption decisions. This particular corner came down to not equating stuff with a life of richness.

How we do Unstructured play time in summer. Your budget will thank you!

How we do Unstructured play time in summer. Your budget will thank you!

Unstructured playtime...

What does that even mean?

It means that I’m not in charge of entertaining my children.

That’s not harsh or heartless. And I’m not a lazy mom either. I’m just recognizing my long-term goal for raising kids.

I’m NOT raising kids. I’m raising adults.

The easy, no-stress, low-cost Summer survival plan for MOMS

The easy, no-stress, low-cost Summer survival plan for MOMS

If I’m being honest, I dread summers just a little bit.

I am in charge of keeping five human beings engaged and active. Otherwise, they’ll melt down on each other and me. The yelling, crying, fighting, and complaining is what causes most (Ok, ALL) moms to jump for joy on the first day of school.

Add that I work from home and that my productivity tanks during the summer, and it’s easy to see why moms clamor for camps and outsourced activities to keep sane.

How I recover from an over-spending-hangover in just weeks.

How I recover from an over-spending-hangover in just weeks.

If you have ever had an over-spending-hangover, then you’re going to LOVE this post.

Whether you're recovering from the holidays, spring break, or planning an EPIC summer vacay, this will help you save you a LOT of money in a very short period of time.

Introducing The 6-day Savings Challenge: “6 Days to Build your Vacation/Savings/Project Fund”  

Other people on the interwebs call it a No-spend Challenge or a Spending Freeze.