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The Job Title of MOM

I do not know who I received the following story from.  I can tell you that it was printed out for me on December 28th, 2005.  With many stay at home mom’s feeling they are not important, almost invisible these days, (I have been there in my younger self days) I felt it was a … Read more

Food Allowance $25 A Week – Challenge Accepted

My money was decreasing, waistline increasing, food extras in cabinet/refrigerator that seemed to be expiring before being used and blood pressure beginning to spike.  Perhaps you can relate to one or all of the areas that I just mentioned.  hmmm… Living my smaller life, I now tend to notice areas of true unnecessary extra’s – … Read more

Where Does Your Money Live?

I have a fabulous leather wallet from Italy that answered the above question “Where Does Your Money Live?”   My wallet answered with a resounding loud and clear:  “not in here!”  Can you and your wallet relate? Living in my larger home, a little over 80% of my net income went to pay the ‘rent’. … Read more

Smaller Home Kitchen In Need Of A Cook-Top

Oven, No Cook-Top When I recently moved into my smaller home, I was without an oven and a cook-top. Being a Baker, I resolved the oven issue first. This left me with the problem of solving not having a cook-top. You see besides being a Baker, I am a top notch Chef ‘Wanna Be’. I’ve … Read more

The Size Of Ice Cream, Defining a Minimalist?

I love simple pleasures – I’ve discovered Haagen-Dazs’ white chocolate raspberry truffle ice cream.  Yummm! Recently at the grocery store on the frozen isle, another shopper said to me – “I recognize you” and continued “I couldn’t be a minimalist like you.”  I’m sure I looked a little surprised- she continued – “I couldn’t possibly … Read more