I woke up shortly after midnight with a slight chill. The air in the bedroom felt cold despite my blankets. The temperature was supposed to hover around zero and possibly dip below zero overnight. I tugged the blankets up a little higher around my chin and thought it looked dark. I was surprised because we … Continue reading We are never really defeated
It’s not like my husband is a brain surgeon, doctor, lawyer, or any other high wage earner. We were not granted an inheritance. We were not given any money, We are not debt-free. My husband has a state government job with good benefits, a union, and a healthy wage. We are lucky for this. Over … Continue reading How can I afford to be a stay-at-home parent?
I have written several posts about the issues women are faced with when they decide to start a family. You can read my favorite posts about these issues here and here. For me it came down to time and money. For me to work full-time in an office (outside of the home), it means I … Continue reading The real cost of being a working mom
If we haven’t had time to catch up lately, don’t worry! I have been busy too! In a nut shell, over the past four months, I have been positioning myself to leave my job of 8 years. I have worked in the field of research and analysis for more than a decade. I love the … Continue reading From office mom to stay at home mom: Planning my transition
I am pretty new to Dave Ramsey and his baby steps. I read the Total Money Makeover a few months back and after I put the book down my husband and I got busy putting our money together into joint bank accounts and creating a zero based budget. I thought we were on a roll. … Continue reading When Muphy calls
I don't know about you, but lately my list of things to get done is growing a mile a minute. The dreamy thoughts of a relaxing summer have pretty much vanished. I don't know if it's just the pull of the waxing moon or if everyone is feeling this mounting avalanche.While it seems natural that … Continue reading The never ending to-do list
I never intended to make a second post about this, but I got some strong feedback and thought this topic needs to be hashed through a bit more. I also realize, that the topic of money is different for women than men for several different reasons, most of all because we often lack access to, … Continue reading His. Mine. Or ours? Sharing money part II