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5 Reasons Your Budget as a Married Couple Will Fail (and How to Prevent It)

5 Reasons Your Budget as a Married Couple Will Fail (and How to Prevent It)

Any married couple knows that one of the hardest things in marriage is dealing with the finances. It doesn’t matter how much money you have (or don’t have) when you get married, trying to figure out how to balance your finances with those of your spouse can result in endless arguments and […]

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5 Ways Social Media Can Ruin Your Life – and How to Prevent It

5 Ways Social Media Can Ruin Your Life – and How to Prevent It

Social media is everywhere. Anymore, it’s hard to check restaurant hours, find business reviews, or keep in touch with old friends without having a social media account. It’s the place where garage sales live, jobs are found, businesses gain […]

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How to Keep Your Budget AND Your Friendships, Too

How to Keep Your Budget AND Your Friendships, Too

We’ve all been there at one point or another, wondering how to keep our friends and maintain our budget at the same time. It starts with a friend calling to ask if you want to go to dinner. You look at that well-planned budget for the month, and suddenly you are willing to toss the whole thing out the window, because you already spent your eating out budget this month, but you really don’t want to miss out on the fun […]

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So You Overspent Your Budget – Now What?

So You Overspent Your Budget – Now What?

This past weekend my sister invited me to go thrift store shopping with her. It’s one of our favorite pastimes (even the kids love it) and clothing was 50% off that day, so I couldn’t resist tagging along. With coffee and kids in tow, we scoured the racks for […]

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How to Create a (Printable) Bullet Journal for Kids

How to Create a (Printable) Bullet Journal for Kids

Bullet journals are all the rage right now and I have to admit, I had no idea what they were until a friend mentioned it was her New Year’s Resolution to start one. After a bit of research, I found out that I’ve spent a lot of years doing my own method of something really popular! It turns out that preferring graph paper over regular lined paper for writing isn’t […]

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An Unusual Spring Cleaning Challenge: Spiritual

An Unusual Spring Cleaning Challenge: Spiritual

It’s the final day of the Lemon Blessings Spring Cleaning Challenge and it’s been a whirlwind of a week! You’ve accomplished seven days of reflection in your family, personal, and home life, and I hope and pray that you are seeing great results come from […]

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An Unusual Spring Cleaning Challenge: Personal

An Unusual Spring Cleaning Challenge: Personal

It’s Saturday at last! I don’t know about you, but Saturday morning in my home typically finds us doing all the chores we haven’t had time to finish over the course of the week. Afterward, we normally go to the mall, on a hike, or to the library. The afternoon is spent with […]

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An Unusual Spring Cleaning Challenge: Marriage

An Unusual Spring Cleaning Challenge: Marriage

It’s finally Friday, folks, and the perfect day to talk about one of my favorite subjects: marriage.

Justin and I have been married for 12 years this summer. We’ve been through our share of ups and downs, but he’s still my favorite person in the whole world. I love hanging out with him, even if […]

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An Unusual Spring Cleaning Challenge: Parenting

An Unusual Spring Cleaning Challenge: Parenting

Thursday is one of my favorite days of the week. My kids have a late start day, and since I work while they are in school, Thursday mornings are a relaxed time that includes more discussion with my girls. It’s a sweet time for us, and I know that it will be something sorely missed when […]

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An Unusual Spring Cleaning Challenge: Friendships

An Unusual Spring Cleaning Challenge: Friendships

We are halfway to the weekend at this point of the challenge. I loved your honesty with regards to our family task from yesterday. It’s wonderful when we can embrace the challenges of change together. If you are joining us for the first time today, I highly recommend that you […]

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