frugality · Uncategorized

Guest Post: The Savvy Traveler on a Budget

  I remember shortly after my boyfriend started dating, he said to me, “You know, you’re kind of a baller for being a teacher.”  While I appreciated the compliment (I expected to go my entire life without being called a “baller”), I wondered if he was insinuating that I maybe spend a little bit more…… Continue reading Guest Post: The Savvy Traveler on a Budget

grief · Uncategorized

Grief, child loss, and life

Child.  Death.  Funeral.  Grief.  Survival.  New normal. Unfortunately, it is not as rare as you would think. These words stop me cold EVERY SINGLE TIME I see them. Since losing David, my eyes are open to the plight of the bereaved everywhere, especially in my own community.  A week ago my own small community faced the…… Continue reading Grief, child loss, and life

Christianity · Uncategorized

Faith, family, and frugality

Where the writing begins. Simple. Easy. Real. Honest. I have a lot to say. Maybe nobody wants to hear it. However, here are a few random facts about me. I am Jesus’ girl. First and foremost in everything. I love to write and been keeping a journal and/or writing since I was thirteen years old.…… Continue reading Faith, family, and frugality