So, you want to get out of debt and give your family a brighter future. Congratulations! That's fantastic! Realizing that changes need to be made in your financial picture is the first step towards freedom. Unfortunately, now is also the time that many people think, "I'd love to do that, but there is just no … Continue reading Creating an Emergency Fund for Your Family
Simple living. Back in 2012, this concept wasn't even on my radar. Now, this is the type of lifestyle I want most of all. I'd love to take some time to share our story with you. I like to hear about the journeys other families have embarked on, and so I thought y'all might care … Continue reading Our Journey towards a Simpler Life || Part 1
Debt. It is such an ugly word which has a hold on so many of our lives. I know it did mine! For so many years my husband and I were slave to the lender, and we aren't out of the woods yet. By the grace of God we are close, with only a little … Continue reading How Debt Hinders a Stay-at-Home Mom
A couple of days ago, I wrote an article about how we can afford to be stay at home moms. In this post, I mentioned that our family has paid off over $260,000 worth of debt within the last three years and have received just a tad of push back. Because of this large amount … Continue reading Sacrifice During Our Debt Free Journey and Ideas to Help Moms Stay at Home with Their Children
We live in a two income culture where it is sometimes plain hard to keep our heads above water. And yet, our families need us to be at home. The security a stay-at-home mom brings to her family is priceless. So what's a mom to do? Can our families survive on a single income in … Continue reading We Can Afford to be Stay At Home Moms
My family has been riding the highs and lows of our debt free journey for some time now. Today we reached another milestone. We now owe $29,945 on our mortgage. Glory to God! We have scrimped and saved, looking for each and every penny we could throw at our consumer and vehicle debt, then my … Continue reading Gratitude During Our Debt Free Journey
Ladies, I'm beyond grateful and excited because as of today, $31,699 is left on our mortgage. Lord willing, we will see the $20k's within two weeks or so. We are almost three years into our debt/mortgage free journey. I'm so grateful to God for how far He's brought us. All glory belongs to Him. So … Continue reading $31,699 Left on Our Mortgage
When I look back at the past month, I see a flurry of activity. As we prepare for the birth of our ninth child, things have been busy! Throw in birthday parties for three children, dropping our first child off at college, and the continual settling into our new home, and I must admit that … Continue reading Life in Our Home || October 2019
Hello, friends. As I type, I'm sitting in the living room of our new-to-us cabin. We have downsized, yet again. This time it's more in the manner of land instead of house size. We now live on 1.5 acres instead of 6. The land is both hillside and rocky, not at all usable like our … Continue reading Downsizing, Again?
Good morning, friends! It's been a minute. I hope everyone has had a wonderful spring thus far! I wanted to pop on the blog to let y'all know that I have started a new blog called Finance & Frugality. I'm using this new site to chronical our financial journey. Since November 2016, we have paid … Continue reading New Blog – Finance & Frugality
Hello, friends! It has been a minute. I have been concentrating on accomplishing a few 2018 goals before the year ends, and have been busy! What a blessed year it has been. It has been a year of growth for me, for sure. I've grown closer to the Father as I've learned more and more … Continue reading Living Simply and Intentionally This December
I hope your year has been wonderful thus far, friends! We have been both busy and blessed. And when I say busy, I mean busy. My family was featured in the "Can God Provide?" section of the Above Rubies magazine over the summer, and I'm just getting around to sharing the short article! Stepping out … Continue reading Our Family Was Featured in Above Rubies!
If you would have told me six months ago that we would be $30,000 less in debt today, I would have laughed. We were seriously tapped out. Unless I put in time at my etsy store, I thought that we had absolutely no money to squeeze out of our budget each month. Well, if you … Continue reading How We Paid Off Over $30,000 of Debt in Less than Six Months
Ahh, I can hardly believe it is already March! I wanted to give a quick "debt free journey" update. With a good push from our federal tax return, we are now working on our 2nd to largest debt besides our house. Last week we owed $1,777 on a personal loan from our credit union (which … Continue reading Our Debt Free Journey – March Update