A little over a week ago I wrote some musings about TV, and a challenge I was going to undertake. Essentially, I wanted to cut out (or way down) my smartphone usage for a week. Why? Because I found myself reaching for my phone way too often for my taste. I already don’t watch a […]
Easter’s coming! I hope you have some fun plans for the day, if you celebrate Easter. My older two boys are both off from school today, and although I’m not off from work, I’ll likely be able to log off a bit early to start the festivities. Today I’m talking about five fun and frugal ways we’re making Easter special this year here at CMO central.
Today I’m reflecting on lessons on money – and women – I’ve picked up from my grandmother’s old 1944 Girl Scout handbook.
Here at CMO central, we haven’t had cable TV in about a decade. In fact, in my adult life, I can count on one hand the number of years we have had cable TV. Not having cable has freed up considerable time – and money – over the years. But it’s not a cure-all. Recent […]
Yesterday Facebook reminded me it’s been seven years since the start of the chain of events that changed our family forever. Today I’m looking back at that time, and how our lives have changed since then.
Often you’ll hear people talking about how expensive kids are. You’ll also hear a lot about how they don’t need to be expensive, and they can be so cheap. Which one is true? Like many things in life, both are true. I started thinking about this after I noticed my Twitter friend Matt from Optimize […]