How to Talk to Your Spouse About Living on a Budget

Talking to Your Spouse About Living on a Budget

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Before I got married I had heard that the number one cause of divorce was financial problems. This instantly gave me anxiety and a strong desire to never, ever fight about money. It sounds good in theory but this meant for nearly a decade I kept every single financial struggle we were facing to myself. I have been handling our budget since before we were married. Any time money was tight or debt felt overwhelming I just kept it to myself because I didn’t want to stress Tom out and I certainly didn’t want to fight about money. The truth is talking to your spouse about living on a budget can be extremely stressful but it is absolutely necessary.

I’m going to break down some great resources to help get you started on the right financial track with your significant other. Because, as it turns out, the actual leading cause of divorce (these days) is lack of communication. Damn. I got that wrong this whole time. So I’ll share with you what got me to open up, how we started getting serious with our finances and what you can do to get serious with yours. 

Potato Chowder Recipe

Potato Chowder with Cauliflower

10 Serious Downfalls About a Healthy Lifestyle

10 Serious Downfalls About a Healthy Lifestyle

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What a seriously depressing topic, right? I was inspired after reading a post by Alex at Fitnancials.com called The Harsh Reality of Owning a Fitness Blog. It was all about people’s harsh words toward her when they didn’t think her fitness was fit enough. The fact that she lost weight while taking care of herself and bettering her health never crossed their minds apparently. While there are so, so, so many benefits to eating well and living a healthy lifestyle, the truth is, there are some serious downfalls as well. I have read posts that have similar titles to “10 Serious Downfalls About a Healthy Lifestyle” but their reasons are always a little shifty. 1. It’s so hard getting new clothes once you lose weight and get your 6 pack abs! –Uhh, no, no, that all sounds great and you’re just tricking people into reading this. Not cool, ma’am, not cool. So I’m going to break it down and get real, 10 Serious Downfalls About a Healthy Lifestyle. 

Easy and Fun Kid Baking Projects Brought Right to Your Door

Easy and Fun Kid Baking Projects Brought Right to Your Door

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Being a homeschool mom, one of the things I have loved the most is being able to work with my kiddos one on one in the kitchen. I think it’s so important for little ones to get a good idea of how to do basic cooking and baking. Learning to cook is such a confidence booster for kids and teaches them self reliance. Maybe someday they’ll start cooking for me…I’m just going to throw that out there. I used to take an hour out of each week just to get really hands on with my 6 and 7 year old. We’ve flipped grilled cheese, used cookie cutters, tried piping frosting. All the fun things that the kitchen has to offer. Then my little girl started to get really into all of it; she wanted to cook or bake every day. As any parent knows, life doesn’t always provide the time to spend an hour in the kitchen supervising and making a mess. If you do happen to have time, it can be tough coming up with ideas on what to make; something easy but healthy. Something not too messy but that still allows them to be creative. Then I discovered these easy and fun kid baking projects that can be brought right to your door. 

Healthy, Raw, Vegan Ginger Snaps Recipe

Healthy, Raw, Vegan Ginger Snaps Recipe