Are you in a constant battle with your budget? For the two years of my marriage, I was too. We wanted to be financially responsible and we were trained that financially responsible people kept budgets. But it is hard. Luckily, there is something much more effective than a budget to keep you and your family on the right financial path. [Read more…]
Here is a great last-minute Valentine’s Day Card idea:
Save and print off the following picture (use narrow .25″ margins), then write in your whatever you and your spouse compromise on. [Read more…]
Valentine’s Day is a fun day to play in the kitchen. A few heart-shaped cookies and chocolate covered strawberries are great inexpensive ways to make the day special. With these Valentine meals, you can get into the holiday without getting too sweeted out.
Egg in a Basket & Cottage Cheese Toast
Use your heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut a hole in your bread. Butter a spot on your grill. Center your bread on the buttered spot. Crack an egg into the hole. Once the egg is cooked about halfway up, flip it over and toast the other side until the egg is done. Toast the heart centers. Top with cottage cheese and deli meat (not shown). Serve with orange juice. [Read more…]
Deciding whether or not to work as a mother is a big deal. Either choice has major benefits and major draw backs. The good news is neither decision is permanent.
Accepting a job while pregnant
When I graduated college, I was 2 months pregnant with my first child. I hated the idea of putting my life on hold and sitting around for 7 months waiting to be a mother. I also hated the idea of being hired by a company due to non-discrimination laws, getting trained for a few months, then quitting before the company got anything useful out of me. I never even considered being a working mother. [Read more…]