Two weeks. I don’t think I’ve taken that kind of break from blogging since I began! But I finally carved a pocket of time to dedicate to writing.
Never mind the fact that a dead truck battery gave me this time. 😉
Last week, the big day we’ve anticipated for well over two years FINALLY happened.
WE PAID OFF EVERY BIT OF CREDIT CARD DEBT!
It wasn’t as smooth as I thought it would be. I’ll admit that we used our tax refund to finish off the debt. But it didn’t quite cover the entire bill. But I was so anxious to be done that I scraped together every bit of cash I could come up with to bring that balance to zero.
Adding that frantic movement to our last day of credit card living kind of curbed the joy I was looking for. But the sweet relief of standing on our own two feet without those bills hanging over us anymore was so worth it.
I expect that our next payday is when it will hit me that we don’t have to turn over all of that cash to a credit card company. That’s when the balloons will fall from the sky.
These tips for raising large families are super easy to put into place. And once you start using them, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without them!
When you’re the CEO (read: Mom) of a large family, people tend to assume one of two things about you: Either you have it all together (much more than they ever could!)…or you’re a hot mess.
The truth is that large family Moms are pretty much like the rest of the members of the Mom club. They come in all shapes and sizes.
Whether you lean more towards Pinterestperfect or lovable chaos, all of us would love to add more tricks to our bag for raising large families. So here’s a great list of quick and easy ideas you can put into place to make your life with a large family flow more smoothly.
While our #yearofno (make that two years of no) was effective at helping us pay off a chunk of debt, it wasn’t pretty. I may have inadvertently made it seem easier than it was.
We’ll be spending this year catching up on things that fell to the side for the past couple of years. This includes those non-essential things around our home that we didn’t replace or repair.
So what made our #yearofno different than a no spend month? Priorities. We’ve learned that we can live with imperfect things. We know what is most important. And we have the patience to wait to buy new when we have the cash to do it.
A no spend month wouldn’t have taught us any of those things. Anyone can tread water for a month only to go on a spending spree on the first day of a new month.
Why is transcription work the best way to earn a steady income while you work from home? Find out where to get work, what the job takes, and how you can make the most cash.
Most Moms I know are always looking for ways to pad their budget a little more. They want a way to earn real money, not just little bits here and there. But they can’t commit to a regular schedule while they have young babies and children at home with them.
If you wish you could find a real job that let you work while the kids are napping or after their bedtime, you need to learn about transcription work. I did this job for a while, and I loved getting paid enough to cover our grocery bills. My sister makes a regular income from this line of work.
Whatever your ultimate goal is, if you’re a Mom looking for a flexible job, you need to learn about general transcription work.
It’s still cold outside, but it’s already time to start thinking about summer camp. The cost of some camps are outrageous! A teacher forwarded information on one to me the other day, and the price for one week is $1,000. For ONE kid!
Hey, I’m all for kids having new experiences. And I even think that overnight camp is important. It boosts confidence and gives them so many great memories. But I’m not going to tank our savings to make it work.
If you want to send your kids to summer camp, now is the time to look into your options. Sign them up for a more affordable option before they fill up. Or look for scholarship opportunities before the deadlines pass.
If you’ve ever felt like giving up on your dreams, you’ve probably missed a couple of important steps that will get you there. Whether you want to be debt free, take a dream vacation, or start a business, this formula is for you.
Spoon in hand, I stood over the stove, frustrated. The recipe said that the sauce would have thickened by now, so I must have done something wrong. I decided I’d give it another minute and then give up.
Within several seconds, that runny milk suddenly turned into a beautiful creamy sauce. In two turns of the spoon, my recipe had gone from slop to something delicious.
As I did my little happy dance, I couldn’t help but think of other times this kind of thing happens.
The toddler that was several months behind on walking (compared to his big brother) suddenly decided in one day that walking was no longer a challenge.
On a larger level, something like the Berlin Wall. For decades it was impenetrable, until one day (out of nowhere) it was open.
We knew our goats would be having babies soon, but just like human Mamas, there’s no way to tell exactly when it might happen. Then suddenly on Sunday, there were two baby goats in the barn! And a few hours later, the other Mama had her twins, too.
We are small time goat farmers, and now we need to decide how many of these goats we will keep for our herd. In the meantime, the bleats from the babies are adorable!
Have you ever wondered how to get paid for blogging? It can be a great way to bring in some extra income. And yes, even us “regular people” can do it! Here are a few things you can do to earn money through your blog.
If you’re looking for ways to to add another income stream, or just bring in a little more money, we’re going to continue to talk about ways to do that today.
Last week we talked about creating a blog. This week, let’s talk about how to use that blog to earn money. There are hundreds of combinations you can try, and I strongly suggest that you try several different methods. Don’t rely on just one way to earn money.
I'm Jamie. My family of 7 is living out our #yearofno while we reset our spending and conquer credit card debt. You'll find help and encouragement here. Learn more.
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