5 Ways Pregnancy Is Blowing Our Budget

For the past few weeks, I’ve really struggled to write a new 5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week post.  I finally realized that it’s probably because not only are we not saving a lot of money….I’m actually spending more than usual.

It’s part guilt and part pregnancy brain.

Now, it’s important to me that you don’t take this post as an anti-pregnancy rant.  While I’m not a big fan of being pregnant, it’s always worth it in the end.  🙂

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #129

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #129

I’m finally ready to announce some big news!  Our medium sized family is going to grow a little “extra medium sized”.  Some have told me that I’m going to have to rebrand my whole blog now!  haha!  I’m not sure about doing all of that.

But I am excited to tell you that we are expecting baby number six!  Baby is due in February (but will probably show up in March, since I’m always very overdue).

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #126

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #126

Summer is by far my favorite season.  Which makes it an even bigger bummer when we get sick this time of year.

When I’m not feeling great, I’m even more grateful for kids that are willing to pull their own weight!  With their help, we’ve been able to keep the house running pretty smoothly.

We’re all pretty tired of Netflix now, though.

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #125

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #125

It was a little surprising to get mail from the dealer that we bought our van from just 10 months ago.  Guess what?  They want to buy our van back from us!

It’s time for an upgrade!

I had to shake my head.  Marketing like this must work, and it’s a shame.  There’s no way they would pay us back anything close to what we paid them last year.  And people who fall for this are probably rolling lost money into a new payment plan.

Cars are already expensive enough without feeling like you deserve an upgrade every year!

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