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September 24, 2021Casual Friday + Love of the Week Last Friday Abby had a “PJ, Pizza, and Pool Party” celebrating the back-to-school season. The hosts have a pool and hottub, so she was pretty much in paradise. The rest of our little crew got takeout Subway, picniced at a local park, and chased the sunset. It’s always so nice to spend 1-on-1 time with … Continue reading "Casual Friday + Love of the Week" Casual Friday
September 23, 2021Don’t Quote Me: What Am I Saving My Energy For? I’m a huge fan of Laura Vanderkam. She provides me with a steady stream of practical inspiration and many “Why didn’t I think of that?” moments. Last weekend, in her Week’s Worth newsletter (highly recommend), she discussed a recent family vacation. She described the effort it took to arrange the logistics and identified some hiccups … Continue reading "Don’t Quote Me: What Am I Saving My Energy For?" Don't Quote Me Productivity Time Management
September 22, 2021Travel on a Budget: Food, Entertainment, & Souvenirs This is where saving money gets fun! Airfare and accommodations are pretty…boring (to me at least), though they certainly pack the biggest fiscal punch. While saving money on getting there frees up funds for activities on the ground, adventures can feel even more memorable when I know we’ve done it economically. Of course, the internet … Continue reading "Travel on a Budget: Food, Entertainment, & Souvenirs" Life Money Travel
September 21, 2021Travel on a Budget: Transport & Accommodations Half of the adventure is getting to the destination, right? Unless, of course, you’re driving across the country in a car with small children when it can feel more like a nightmare (or not). Regardless of your feelings on the matter, the journey is a major part of the final bill. Typically the biggest expenditures … Continue reading "Travel on a Budget: Transport & Accommodations" Money Travel
September 20, 2021Travel on a Budget: Identifying Priorities I’ve already admitted to being a pseudo-minimalist and I’m ready to put forward a similar disclaimer now. For the next few days I’ll don my travel-on-a-budget hat, after first admitting I don’t have an overly impressive globetrotting resume. I didn’t set foot on an airplane until I was nineteen and have only touched down in … Continue reading "Travel on a Budget: Identifying Priorities" Money Travel
September 17, 2021Casual Friday + Love of the Week We did not manage to avoid poison ivy after all. I wrote a few weeks ago about how we had an unfortunate run-in with the plant on our final day of summer vacation. When several days went by I thought we had dodged a bullet. A little over 72 hours after exposure the first spots … Continue reading "Casual Friday + Love of the Week" Casual Friday Life