So, it’s 10 ’til midnight and I’m sitting on the side of the road in my van with my kids, four-ways flashing. My husband, who is going on 24 hours without sleep is with a dear friend, running up the road to the nearest Meijer to purchase a tool to get a couple stubborn lug… Read More Flat Tires, Friends, and Intentional Community
Debt. Ugh. That single word is such a burden, a looming cloud casting a shadow over every other thought. The chain keeping you from doing the things you really want to do. We are fighting hard to break that chain but it is a constant battle and a frustrating one. Everyone has a different strategy… Read More How We Accidentally Became Landlords
Homeschooling. It’s amazing how a topic can evoke such a vast array of responses from different people. Homeschoolers often dread the possibility of the topic coming up in casual conversation with those who choose more traditional schooling options for fear of being judged, stereotyped, or misunderstood. And non-homeschoolers often seem to be unsure of how… Read More Why We Homeschool
It’s a beautiful spring Sunday, the first nice day we’ve had in a long time. The kids are riding their bikes in the driveway, I’m burning all the fallen sticks and branches from the last big storm (we’ll use the coals this evening to roast hot dogs and marshmallows for dinner), and Brandon is alternating… Read More Too Much of a Good Thing
Confession… I am currently hiding in my room, eating the last piece of my daughters’ birthday cake (they just turned 4 and 6 this week), while my children are watching Milo and Otis (I really have no idea why I enjoyed that movie so much as a kid). I walked to my room, told my kids… Read More Time Out for Mommy
When Brandon and I got married almost 10 years ago, we had a combined debt of roughly $125,000. Most of that was school loans. About two years later, we bought a house for $52,000. When we were struggling to find jobs in the area and then ended up moving to a different state, we racked… Read More 7 Creative Ways to Reduce Your Debt
Hello, cyberworld! My name is Ashley and I’m taking the plunge into the blogging sphere! I am a stay-at-home/work from home mom of three very energetic and fun-loving kids who are constantly keeping me on my toes. I am a former teacher. I am a TCK (third culture kid) and grew up all over the… Read More My first post!