This past year our family got our first dog. Our boys had been begging for a dog for years and finally this past summer we relented. Having a dog- well a 7 month old puppy- is just as crazy-making as I thought it would be. But it’s also as wonderful as we hoped it would be. Her name is Wonder and ... VIEW POST
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When Joe and I set up our ledger, most of it was to track what were were spending. In Part 1 I talked about how we track our monthly spending. But we also wanted to track what we wanted to spend. Because that's where a lot of the miscommunication happens! Three more pages in our Ledger: ... VIEW POST
About ten or so years ago God taught me a huge lesson about the role of money in our marriage. At the time we were giving, saving, doing our best to stretch what we had. Still saying no to a lot of things to plan for the future. We both agreed on big picture priorities, but in the little stuff, we ... VIEW POST
Are you feeling the squeeze lately? Joe and I have been more stressed than usual this past year or so with increases in taxes, healthcare costs, and everything just costing more. It feels like everyone’s hands are in our pockets!! Then of course our kids keep growing. Have you heard the rumors ... VIEW POST
There’s nothing more destructive to a relationship than lies. Everyone knows that a good relationship is based on mutual honesty. But we’re not just talking about telling the truth to each other. Often the bigger challenge is to tell the truth to ourselves. There are so many lies that we can believe ... VIEW POST
Joe’s a check and double check kind of guy. All in the details, and ready for any contingency. So one sump pump was not enough in his book to protect our basement from flooding . We had had some flooding in a previous house and he knew, never again. He takes great joy in his battery-back up pump :) ... VIEW POST