Weight Loss Journey: Shock & Horror

This month I gained weight!  Oh the horror!!!  Actually I’m ok with it, and I’m not sure if that’s the right attitude or not.  Even with the small gain, I am still smaller.   I also know that I can get those pounds back. My excuse is that I was on…

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Weight Loss Journey – Hooray for a New Low!

I did it!  I broke through the 20 lb loss target!  When I look back on this journey, the first 5 pounds seemed to melt off and reaching a 10 pound loss was not much harder – after that the struggle is real! I am down 21 pounds!    …

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Weight Loss Journey: The Sweet Spot of Moderation

This past month my journey has been smooth and hasn’t felt like work.  I remain hovering at 18.5 lbs lost. I didn’t really lose this month, but neither did I gain. A large part of my physical recovery has been coaxing my metabolism back to life and not scaring it…

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10 Powerful Ways We Teach Money Sense to Our Kids

I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned that Hubs is a financial advisor and he had seen the good, the bad and the ugly cross his desk.  We rely on his ability to guide our family spending and savings. I think that our kids have a good understanding of money…

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Battle Crazy High Grocery Bills with the Power of Home Economics!!

I had the benefit of an amazing Home Economics Education in my rural elementary school. Mrs Armstrong or Mrs. A as she was known taught us the basics of cooking, baking, and sewing. She must have been a great teacher because most of her lessons have stuck with me.  It…

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