Spending Breakdown for the Month

Taking a look at our spending for the month can help us see how small things and unexpected things add up, and seeing it laid out in black and white can help us improve our financial planning. Plus it shows just how important it is to include an amount for unexpected expenses in our budgets. Here's the nitty-gritty...

Due to that thing called life, we went over our spending budget for April. However, I’m happy to say that a lot of these things won’t be repeating next month, woohoo! Here’s our spending breakdown for the month. Making this list is so helpful for me in creating and sticking to budgets for future months, so hopefully it’s something useful to you too. Fast food shakes & soups when we were sick: $15 Garden mix soil for beginning our veg […]

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How to Enjoy Mother’s Day without Mom

Let’s face it, Mother’s Day can be hard to face without your mom. After losing my mom, I'd always felt a bit glum and moody during this time of year, then I realized it was because I didn’t have any strategies for coping with Mother’s Day without Mom. So here are my 5 strategies to help you actually enjoy the holiday!

Let’s face it, Mother’s Day sure can be hard to handle when your mom’s not around anymore to share the holiday with. I lost my mom over 4 years ago, and I had always felt a bit glum and moody during this time of year, then I realized it was because I didn’t have any strategies for coping with Mother’s Day without Mom. So here are my 5 strategies to help you actually enjoy the holiday!

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6 Easy Reuben Sandwiches for Under $10

Eating at home can be tough when you're low on time and energy--and let's be real--when you're on a budget. This recipe for making reuben sandwiches at home is super quick and delish. Plus it's family-friendly and will help you stay within your budget. I mean, 6 sandwiches for $10? That's what I'm talkin' about.

Eating at home can be tough when you’re low on time and energy–and let’s be real–when you’re on a budget. This recipe for making reuben sandwiches at home is super quick and delish. Plus it’s family-friendly and will help you stay within your budget. I mean, 6 sandwiches for $10? That’s what I’m talkin’ about. Share Pin Stumble Tweet

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Grace for a Grieving Heart

Loss. Grief. It’s a feeling like a true punch in the gut, and your very breath is knocked right out of you. If you’ve experienced it, you know exactly what I’m talking about. But. The grace of God sustains. Here are the 4 ways I was able to cope with loss and grief, and to find rest in Jesus when I had none of my own.

Loss is devastating. Grief is enveloping. It’s a feeling like a true punch in the gut, and your very breath is knocked right out of you. If you haven’t known this feeling, chances are you will some day. It’s just a fact of living in this old world. And if you’ve already experienced it, you know exactly what I’m talking about. But. Oh my goodness. But can be a wonderful word. But, the grace of God sustains. He has promised to be with us and give us peace. Lasting peace. Here are the 4 ways I was able to cope with loss and grief, and to find rest in Jesus when I had none of my own.

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How I Beat Anorexia, Part 3

My battle with an eating disorder was hard-fought, but ultimately I came away with a message of hope and victory. Here's my story of how I beat anorexia. And whatever you're facing today, you can come out victorious too.

[Continued from Part 2] I remember at the beginning of it all, I looked in the mirror and said, “I don’t want to be fat anymore.” So I lost a little weight. Then I looked in the mirror and said, “I want to be skinny.” So I lost some more weight. Then I looked in the mirror and said, “I need to be bony.” So I lost even more weight. Then I looked in the mirror and said, “I don’t want to be fat anymore.”

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