I did WHAT to Save Money?

Well, I’m half-way into my No-Credit November Challenge, and I must admit I’ve made a few risky fashion decisions lately…Not risky to my finances, but they were financial decisions. I’m determined not to spend money! But what should I do when I CANNOT STAND any more bad hair days as my pixie haircut grows out??…

No Shopping November: But Baby it’s Cold Outside!

I looked through my clothes last week and realized I had ONE everyday sweater shirt to wear…and it was in the laundry pile.  Also, it was freezing outside.  Bummer.  Normally, I’d run to the thrift store and pick a few out, wash them and be good to go.  But nope.  This is NO SHOPPING NOVEMBER,…

Should I Be Cooking Fresh Meals All the Time if I’m a SAHM?

Once a girlfriend who has twice as many kids as I wondered how often I cooked fresh meals, and was really relieved when I said I try cook less often but make bigger meals to have leftovers for the week.  As a SAHM, sometimes people think (or we pressure ourselves) that we as moms ought…

Oven Roasted Frozen Broccoli and Chicken (with IP Noodles)

Meal Planning During my month of no shopping: Week one, Post 2 This is what I made for supper the other day: IP Noodles, roasted (frozen) broccoli and oven baked, breaded chicken.  My kids had fun helping me make the gluten-free chicken breading. Sheet pan Frozen Roasted Broccoli is easy and my favorite way of…

Easy, Cheap Meal: Sheet Potato Wedges and Green Beans plus Protein

Meals during my No Shopping Challenge: Day 1 Lunch:  Ham and Bean soup! Supper: Sheet pan Oven Potato Fries and Green Bean meal Method: Preheat oven 425* while you slice the fries. (I won’t bother talking about the steaks marinading since I am the world’s worst steak preparer, but half our crew appreciated the effort….

Sensory Processing Disorder and the Clothing Conundrum

I’m kinda feeling like minimalism is out to get me; SPD has put on a minimalist hat and is decluttering my kid’s wardrobe at an alarming rate. Clothing.  One of the SPD mom’s biggest headaches. It was 7:30 a.m. this morning, and we were out of pants.  Not because we didn’t have several pairs clean,…

Since Pursuing a Spectrum Diagnosis

Back In April, I posted about trying to get help for my young son whose spectrum-type behaviors, as well as SPD, some OCD, and anxiety issues were really making daily life exhausting not only for him but for our family. I was quite discouraged after hearing that the wait list for a leading autism resource…

High Expectations or Just a High Price?

In a very short period of time she, a polished and seasoned woman in a position of power, managed to step on the toes of multiple women who were merely trying their best to get with the program. Was she trying to be rude? I mean, all of them were being perfectly pleasant.  They were…

How this Perpetually Late “Hot Mess Mama” Got it Together

When it was just me back in the day rushing to college classes, it wasn’t that big of a deal.  As long as I wasn’t the last one there, I wasn’t too flustered. But when I had kids, it became completely apparent to me and everyone else.  I was a hot mess.  My friend even gave…

How Minimalism Helped my Mind

Overwhelmed.  Distracted.  Discontent with status quo. Disgusted with myself and my inability to get organized. All that is how I felt a few years ago in the depth of my anxiety and discouragement with where my life was.  It just couldn’t stay that way.  I couldn’t stay that way. I contemplated getting a professional organizer. …