Working Moms: What Are You Trying To Prove?

I’ve reached a breaking point which has forced me to embrace this uncomfortable truth: career success is meaningless to many mothers.  And I am one of them.  For us, time devoted to climbing a ladder of occupational status is likely to result in irreversible regret.  I must have been subconsciously …

Top Ten Best Side Hustles For Working Moms

Working moms are very busy, but I truly believe that almost everyone can find some time for at least a little side hustling.  Maybe you want to earn a little extra money to pay off debt, increase investments so you can retire early, or you might just be hoping to …

What Scares You The Most About Being A Parent?

Starting and growing our family has been one of the most incredible experiences.  Life has renewed purpose, bringing about a huge shift in priorities.  You find yourself responsible for the well being, health, and happiness of another tiny human being . . . who will eventually grow into an adult …

Just A Phase

With my maternity leave coming to an end, it probably comes as no surprise that I’ve been feeling sad and anxious about returning to work.  My last day at the office was back in March. The transition will certainly be difficult, especially because Mr. Smith is going to be at …

The Finances Of A Family

We all want to have a family and home life which we can enjoy as much as possible.  It can often be surprising, not to mention a little upsetting, how much money can get in the way of that.  It is for this reason that we need to know how …

Financial Confessions: Nobody’s Perfect

I suspect that we all suffer from a bit of impostor syndrome from time to time.  As someone who blogs about frugality and battling debt, there’s no escaping the realization that we don’t always practice what we preach.  Our family certainly has made significant changes in our lifestyle over the …

Monday Medley: A Blurry Summer

Our pediatrician is a mother of twins, and she warned us that the first year after they are born goes by in a blur.  I have a feeling it will be the same way with us.  Days and nights are fading into each other as we try to make the …

Money Hack: How To Pay Off Debt By Taking A Vacation

You’ve no doubt already heard the advice to give up lattes and cable in order to pay off debt. What about after you’ve tried all of the basic approaches and still find yourself unable to gain any momentum with your finances?  We’ve been there. It’s like you can never bail …