DH = Dear Husband DD3 = Dear third daughter As of last Friday, I have 10 boxes full of my children’s book: Ella Builds A Wall. Why did you write this children’s book? I self-published a book for each of my two older daughters way back when they were young – in ’98 and ’02. I thought […]
Hello, dear friends! As we celebrate Memorial Day here in the U.S. and honor the fallen who died serving our country, I’m taking a break from writing in order to spend time with loved ones. Sending a big shout-out/thank you to all who serve in the Armed Forces in every country – we appreciate you […]
DH = Dear Husband DD2 = Dear Second Daughter The “big expense” we took on 2 years ago Two years ago over at Prudence Debtfree, I wrote a post explaining the significant new expense that DH and I had decided to take on. We would support our second daughter in moving out of our house so that […]
This post comes to you today courtesy of Kalie’s comment on Ruth’s last post about balancing the need to strive with contentment in athleticism. The line in Kalie’s comment that struck me was: Being content is different from being complacent.
DD2 = Dear 2nd Daughter Our school’s girls’ running group About four months ago, an email was sent out to the staff at our high school asking if anyone would be interested in organizing a girls’ running group. The runners would train six weeks for a 5 km run in support of women’s mental health to […]
Last week, Ruth wrote about the horrible flooding in her area that left many dealing with destroyed homes, and even some fatalities. Natural disasters are horrible things. When the earth gets off kilter, winds rave, fires ravage, rains crash down, and the happenings destroy much in their paths.
Natural disasters True confession: I have lived my life with the acceptance that while natural disasters do happen, they don’t happen “here”. Fires, earthquakes, tornadoes, droughts . . . They wield their destructive force in other places. So when I read articles about the need to get prepared – financially and otherwise – for the possibility of a […]
Warning: I think I’m sounding a little snarkalicious today. I don’t mean to, but this subject is near and dear to my heart due to personal experience and to watching many of my loved ones struggle financially. Okay, so I read an article on retirement this weekend that talked about how the fear of running […]
DH = Dear husband DD3 = Dear third daughter Our debt-payoff progress to date For a quick re-cap, my husband and I began our journey out of debt just about 5 years ago – in June of 2012. After years of maxing out, followed by years of job uncertainty and financial distress, we were in […]
The other day when I called my brothers to give them the scoop on my mom (she’d had some medical problems, but she’s fine now, thankfully), I talked with my older-younger brother right away, but I was a bit surprised when my youngest brother didn’t answer the phone right away, and even more surprised when […]