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Time is Money: Why I Don’t Use Coupons…anymore

Time is Money: Why I Don’t Use Coupons…anymore

I used to be the coupon queen! I held almost weekly workshops (now available free online), driving all over the area and sometimes farther to teach. In fact, that's how this website was started...because people wanted somewhere to go after they left my workshops.But...and here's a big but (I like big buts and I cannot lie) - I had one child. A small child. And we stayed home all the time. Soooooooo, let's just say I had a lot more free time than I have now.My life got busy. I decided to … [Read more...]



Introverts are not Snobs

Introverts are not Snobs

I'm quite sure I get labeled as a "snob" on regular occasion. How do I know this? I've been told - "Gosh! I used to think you were a total snob!" True story...over and over.I'm an introvert...maybe to the extreme. I'm sure other people see me as "snooty," "stuck-up," or "too-good." But really, the truth is....I feel so socially awkward that I just cannot be a socialite, no matter how hard I try.If you've ever met me in person or seen me in public, you can vouch for this...I'm a … [Read more...]



Getting Your Kids Out the Door On Time

Getting Your Kids Out the Door On Time

Post by Contributing Author, Vanessa from Bible Beer and BabiesBefore I had kids, I had not one empathetic bone in my body for the frazzled mom struggling to get anywhere on time. I naively thought, "how hard can it possibly be? You just have to grab an extra bag and the kid(s) and voila!"Bahahahahaha. Yeah. If ever I wanted to smack my past self upside the head, it'd be for that thinking right there -- the thought that these rude moms always showing up late and then daring to complain … [Read more...]



Easy Fruit Cobbler {dairy-free/egg-free option}

Easy Fruit Cobbler {dairy-free/egg-free option}

I wanted to pop on here and share a quick recipe post with you guys. If you follow me on Instagram, then you know our lives the past three weeks have been CRAY-CRAY (yes, I said that) with VBS and swimming lessons.Something you should know about Hermit Introverts (#hermitintrovert) is that when they have to leave home every day, it makes them feel loopy and unable to form intelligent sentences. My standard answer these days to any question is, "Uhhhhhhhhhhhh?"So, I could write a funny … [Read more...]



How We Pay Cash for Our Cars (…and trucks and vans…and everything else)

How We Pay Cash for Our Cars   (…and trucks and vans…and everything else)

Post by Barry, the husbandWe bought a van last week. I know for families with more than your average number of kids that is a rite of passage, so I guess we're "in the club" now...the I-drive-a-minivan-and-like-it club. Although it doesn't have flames painted down the side, a hemi under the hood or a stereo that will let everyone hear you from 3.4 miles away, I'll have to say that I'm happy to have bought it. More importantly, it is paid for. We don't do payments around here. If we can't pay … [Read more...]