3 Money Experts Who Helped Me Overcome Debt

Budgeting has never been a task that I enjoyed.  Balancing my checkbook was tolerable as a young adult, and even exciting with the start of my first full time job. The novelty wore off quickly as the purchase of a first home, a wedding, utility payments, and grocery bills inundated my life. And then it… Continue reading 3 Money Experts Who Helped Me Overcome Debt

Lifestyle Re-Design: Moving Towards Freedom

We are ready for a new adventure.  After seven busy years of working and raising a family, we recently took a step back, looked at our surroundings, and realized that time had passed in a whirl-wind.  Some of the ideas and dreams that we had shared before having children had been happily put aside, and now we were ready to… Continue reading Lifestyle Re-Design: Moving Towards Freedom

7 Summer Activities In & Around Schaumburg to Keep Kids Busy

It’s that time of year when parents begin looking for activities to keep the kids busy for the summer.  Below are some of my favorite activities that are FREE or nearly FREE in the Schaumburg and surrounding areas.  Click on each heading for detailed day and times to fill in your calendar. 1. KidsBowlFree.com Kids… Continue reading 7 Summer Activities In & Around Schaumburg to Keep Kids Busy

The Juggling Act of Life, Work, and Motherhood

It seems that everyone can relate to the juggling act that is life.  Work, bills, children, family obligations, health, church, events, vacations…the list is endless.  We are inundated with messages that tell us “If we only read this book or this blog or buy this phone app”, we will be guaranteed success at managing the… Continue reading The Juggling Act of Life, Work, and Motherhood

The Quest to Simplify: First 5 Steps to Tackle Downsizing

Almost seven years ago, when we moved into our 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home, we marveled at all of the space we would have to fill.  And fill it we did. Now we’ve decided that we have way too much stuff.  It is time to downsize and simplify our lives. The thought of someday moving… Continue reading The Quest to Simplify: First 5 Steps to Tackle Downsizing