Entries by Simone

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The Real Cost of Having Kids

Recently I came upon an article about the high cost of raising children. I am a mom of four. I know a little about the costs of raising these tiny ones. But if I truly knew how much children would cost us before we had them, I might have just gotten a dog. Scrap that. Dogs are expensive too. I’d get a plant. A cheap, replaceable plant.

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Budget Time For Kids

Our eldest two children are finally old enough to budget on their own. To understand, earn and save (and certainly ready to spend!!) their own money. Luckily, we have been trying to teach them about money and budgeting from a young age. But because we have never let them do it all themselves, we are now giving this a shot.

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Why Women’s Day?

I’ll admit it; I’ve always just assumed Women’s Day is just about celebrating all that is woman. That’s why we call August “Women’s Month” and why every single brand is pushing the fact that you should be spoiled, to “do it for all womenkind” and the #girlpower theme that goes with the whole month.

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Making a Birthday Bucket List

I love my birthday. And even more so because my love language is Gifts! So I plan for my next birthday the month after I just had mine. (Ok, I’m not really that bad…) But this year has happened so fast, I have almost forgotten I’m turning a year older in August. I love getting […]

My Dream Life

Someone asked me this weekend what I imagined my life being like 10 or 20 years ago. And she continued, saying “Your life today is probably nothing like you thought it would be like, right?” Without really thinking about it too much, I agreed.

Caught in A Moment

We had to go through albums and albums of photos a little while ago and I was absolutely going down memory lane as I was taken back to a moment in time (or a few moments!) that even though I don’t think about it as often, I can clearly remember the moment like it just happened.

One Person Changed Me

Every now and then, in life, we are fortunate to cross paths with someone – intentionally or unintentionally – who changes the way you think, live your life, and ultimately, change your life.