My son is back to school and Spring Break has ended. We had so much fun this past week that he was very reluctant to return back to school. I think I made it a fun vacation for him and I hope that you all enjoyed your spring breaks with your kids too!
This has been a wonderful week for my family and I just want to thank you all for your sweet comments and congratulations on achieving one of our financial goals. It has meant so much to me to read those and I promise to share next week a more detailed explaination for how we were able to accomplish it.
In the meantime, there is PLENTY of stuff to read! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and enjoy some special time with your family.
Goodbye, Old Friend: Asking Jealousy to Leave- I pull into the parking lot and park my beat-up car between a Hummer & a Mercedes. I let out a sigh and turn behind me to find him sitting in the backseat between my two children. “You can leave now. You aren’t wanted here,” I say. He looks back at me, absently, dismissing my request with a blank smile….. Continue Reading
Blog Entries for Fun & Discussion:
Rainy Day Survival Kit -I have been wanting to work on this project for some time, and since it was miserable weather all weekend, it seemed like the perfect time to tackle this project. I went to Goodwill and found a plain leather suitcase for $5. I gave it a good scrubbing, when I got it home, and proceeded to decorate it with some knick knacks from my craft supplies … Continue Reading
Being Busy or How Technology Takes Over Our Lives- Technology is a great thing, but it can also cause a disconnection between ourselves and the people in our lives. I will use my cell phone use as a perfect example for how it has helped my relationships grow and how it can also take away from my relationships….Continue Reading
Spring Break ’08 Cost Breakdown- We did so much over our spring break, that we took the last day off to just rest. The kids were tired and so was I, but we finished the weekend off with a yummy dinner and another free Netflix rental…”Alvin & the Chipmunks.”…Continue Reading
This American’s Dream- When the American dream consists of a McMansion, giant flat screen television, and an expensive car, I often feel like my American dream seems modest and unremarkable….Continue Reading
Our Debt-Free Party- We finally celebrated our debt-free party, after making the final payment on our credit cards today. I wanted to make sure that it was really special and that the kids would be an active participant in our joy and elation of all we did to work towards this day…..Continue Reading
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New Real Mom Reviews:
Phosphate-Free eco+ Dishwasher Detergent
Kraft 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese
Hane’s Childrens Clothing Line
Featured Recipe of the Week:
Key Lime Pie With a Graham Cracker & Oatmeal Crust
Has anyone had experience with bananas leaving a stain that won’t come out? I had no idea this might happen. My daughter went a little nuts with her banana at daycare one day, and got a lot of it on her pants. She also had some dirt on her knees from crawling around outside (it was a rare nice day here in the Midwest)…. Join the Discussion
Play it Again, Momma!
Did you miss these posts the first time around? Here they are for your reading pleasure!
Taking a Look at Our Electrical History
It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Know
Ask For Your Discounts
Budget Friendly Ideas for Kids Rooms
Car Repair on a Budget
Disney or Bust
Not enough of me yet?
WSBT: Affordable Birthday Parties
Frugal Hacks: Preparing for Those Rainy Days
Blissfully Domestic: Dressing Your Kid Like a Celebrity…Or Die Trying
Michiana Family Magazine: Goodbye, Old Friend- Asking Jealousy to Leave
Kenmore: Make Meal Planning Easier