A Comprehensive List of All the Crap Moms Need (Apparently) ?>

A Comprehensive List of All the Crap Moms Need (Apparently)

With Baby FNP, I always thought I’d be that mom with the box. You know, the mom who is totally okay with putting her daughter in a cardboard box and letting her sit there for hours exploring her imagination. While she did that, I would design my own coloring books, read Shakespeare out loud to her, and make some great water table for her to play with. Then reality hits you and you realize that you’re not that kind of…

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Choosing Daycare: The Best Mom Decision I’ve Made ?>

Choosing Daycare: The Best Mom Decision I’ve Made

I thought I was being so smart. I thought I was being so frugally minded. I thought I was doing my daughter the biggest service ever. I thought I was a golden mother for not choosing daycare for my six month old daughter. Oh man. I was wrong. Let me start this by saying that I am so for whatever you want to do with your children (as long as it isn’t abusive or dangerous… you know). See the final…

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Well That’s Life ?>

Well That’s Life

Hello friends! It’s me, Chelles. Forget about me? I wouldn’t blame you. It’s been over 2 months since my last post! Let me explain with a cop out — my site went berserk. In my last post, I talked about how my site was hacked and prevented me from logging in. Finally, after debating about it for a few weeks, I decided that I needed to invest in proper help to get it done, and I found a very patient…

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The Real Life of a Momprenuer ?>

The Real Life of a Momprenuer

Do you know how much I hate technology? Lots. Lately, my site has been acting up like crazy, and this week, completely prevented me from even logging in. It’s an issue with my server, which shall remain nameless, but it took over four days for them to fix and sort out. This is the problem of owning your own business without any support. Sometimes when sh!t happens and you don’t have the know-how (or the money to have someone else…

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Spending Recap #6: Why Budgeting Sucks ?>

Spending Recap #6: Why Budgeting Sucks

Yay! Finally… a spending recap! Not that I particularly like doing this, but I do enjoy being accountable and seeing all the numbers laid out there. This is super helpful considering the next two months are going to be spendy ones. Both Husband and I will be traveling. Husband will be in Denver for a few days while an overseas guest visits, and I’ll be in Nashville and Chicago for a bachelorette party in late March-early April. Both of us…

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How Living Cheap Has Changed Our Perspective ?>

How Living Cheap Has Changed Our Perspective

** Sorry for the lack of posts. My server went down this weekend, but it seems to have been resolved. Last week’s spending recap will be added to this week’s on Friday.** When we tell people we moved from Chicago to Wyoming, usually the first thing they say is, “Wow! That’s a huge change!” For the most part, we smile and nod in agreement. It has been a huge change, especially culturally. Where we lived in Chicago was basically one…

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Why I Want My Daughter to See Us Struggle ?>

Why I Want My Daughter to See Us Struggle

Today, FNP baby and I are hanging out in bed. After a very long day yesterday in which I was on the road for 8 hours, I am exhausted. And poor FNP baby is essentially a mess with a nasty cold that’s kept her (and her parents) up all night. So in bed we stay. That’s okay because it gives me some relatively peaceful time to work on our budget as well as some work items while she binges on…

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Friday Spending Recap #5: A Little Here and There ?>

Friday Spending Recap #5: A Little Here and There

Another week gone! This is week 5 in Wyoming. Hard to believe it’s been that short (and long) of time. Last week’s post, you could probably tell that I’m a *bit* homesick. Okay, very homesick. But I decided to wake up this morning and think about what I’ve loved so far about being here. Here’s my short list: — How dark it is at night — The small hills and valleys I drive up and down on (we’re not in…

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Hitting a Debt Payoff Milestone: $5K Down in Two Months! ?>

Hitting a Debt Payoff Milestone: $5K Down in Two Months!

When I was a runner, I used to push myself by saying, “You did it! One mile down! One more to go!” I like measurements like that. I like knowing when I am a quarter of the way there or half way done. I like seeing graphs with progression lines where little markers tell me when I’ve hit a certain point. And paying off debt is no different for me. If you check out our debt payoff tracker over here…

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Friday Spending Recap #5: Freebie Weekend ?>

Friday Spending Recap #5: Freebie Weekend

          Just checked my calendars. Baby FNP and I have been in Wyoming for exactly one month now! It’s actually flown by. I won’t lie. It’s been tough. It’s not really the adjusting to a new state or small town life. I’m okay with that, really. It’s more of been wrestling with the thoughts. I miss my family. I miss my friends. It’s like being in a perpetual state of homesickness. Sometimes, I’ll catch myself saying,…

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