Monday Medley: Frugal Weekends And School Supplies

As much as I hate to admit it, summer is coming to an end.  While it is my favorite season, my disappointment with the start of fall is minimal this year.  We have really made the most of these past few months and are motivated to keep making progress towards …

Monday Medley: Summer Adventures

Even though it’s only the beginning of August, it feels like my summer is coming to a close because maternity leave ends this week.  I’ve found myself reflecting on the past few months.  We certainly have succeeded in making this summer a great one.  We’ve gone on quite a few family …

Monday Medley: Making The Most Of My Last Weeks Of Freedom

I will forever cherish this wonderful summer.  While it’s not quite over yet, there are only a few weeks left of my maternity leave.  It’s probably common for women to make overly ambitious to-do lists for their time off from work.  The average list likely includes housekeeping tasks, reading books, spending time with friends …

Monday Medley: Checking Off The To-Do List

These past few weeks have been filled with family fun, side hustling, doing home improvements, and saving money.  It feels like we’ve crossed many things off of our to-do list.  Life feels busy right now, but it’s nothing compared to the daily busyness in store for us when my maternity leave …

Monday Medley: A Summer Of Savings

It’s been a couple of weeks since my last update on our progress and plans.  We’ve been having a lot of frugal family fun and working hard towards achieving our goals.  Some of our money-saving strategies required time and preparation, but we’re finally seeing results from our diligence.   Maternity …

Monday Medley: Memorial Day

Memorial Day, one of those scarce three day weekends when Americans try to pack as much living as possible into time off from their routine workweek.  As for me, the kids are playing outside with Dad and I am inside with a napping baby.  I could relax and watch television or read, …

Monday Medley: Progress & Plans

Maternity leave is definitely not a vacation.  But while caring for a newborn is demanding, you still have a considerable amount of relatively free time at your disposal.  I am choosing to be as productive as possible to take advantage of these few months without the demands of a full-time …