Category: Marriage

How We Spent Our Valentine’s Day (As Anti-Valentine’s Day People)

How We Spent Our Valentine’s Day (As Anti-Valentine’s Day People)

[This post may contain affiliate links at no additional cost to you.] My husband and I have been together for over 3 years. To the majority of married people reading this, we probably sound like a basket of kittens. “Meow meow meow…I still suck in my gut […]

Our Marriage Audit – Do We Fight Too Much?

Our Marriage Audit – Do We Fight Too Much?

I got this idea to document and analyze arguments my husband and I have occasionally. I’m aware of how deeper issues could be toxic to marriages, especially newer marriages like ours. It was more incentive for me to go into this alone. Jared doesn’t know I […]

The 2018 Family – Financial – Blog Goals List

The 2018 Family – Financial – Blog Goals List

I didn’t procure any solid goals for us in 2017. I am not the type to write out any clear goals but there are definitely more things going on in my life today than 1 year ago. I’m glad I wrote out this goals post […]

What Is The REAL Cost of Raising a Kid If Done Frugally?

What Is The REAL Cost of Raising a Kid If Done Frugally?

[This post may contain affiliate links at no additional cost to you.] Jared and I were having the kid talk and decided to put it off until we were less stressed and financially independent. Oh boy, did I get sticker shock when I saw how much it would cost […]

The Conversation The Fortunate Few Gets to Have

The Conversation The Fortunate Few Gets to Have

[ Follow up post to “The Fight That Made Me A Better Wife” ] So here we both are, after a fight, hanging out on our Craigslist sofa that came with a mysterious orange stain. It’s already pitch black outside because Jared spent another 12 […]

The Fight That Made Me A Better Wife

The Fight That Made Me A Better Wife

Mr. Breadwinner’s Burden… My husband grew angry and threw his phone at me. It felt like a punch in the gut. It didn’t hurt much but the surprise felt like a slap in the face. My husband is a sweetheart; that is a fact. Jared […]

The Influential People of My Life (Past & Present)

The Influential People of My Life (Past & Present)

Cast of Characters I’ve written a cast of real-life characters of mine in the hopes of building rapport. This list constitutes those who have left a unique fingerprint on my existence, both past, and present. I didn’t start this blog as a diary but a […]

I’m on the Family Payroll Now? (Should You Accept Money From In-Laws?)

I’m on the Family Payroll Now? (Should You Accept Money From In-Laws?)

The anniversary of when I squeezed out of my mom rolled around and somehow on paper I’m more than a quarter of a century old. Black magic. Someone just end it all right now, it’s all downhill from here. (No offense :P) LOL. I’m kidding! […]