Planning is Relative

We often get asked if we planned to have four children. Yes and No. They were all planned. Some by us. Some indirectly by us. Some by God. But planned they were. Let me tell you about our journey. We were married for only 6 months…

Being a Mama to the Power of 4

The other day my husband and I did the maths, and found out I have been either pregnant or breastfeeding for a total of…wait for it… 73 months.That’s 6 years. SIX. Our eldest, Emily, is currently 7 years old. So except for the obvious…

Meal and Snack Planning

The feedback we received after last week’s budgeting method was amazingly positive (filled with a generous amount of curiousity, of course!) But it seems as though the main questions were 1) What does an average week’s meals look like on a R600 budget? And 2) What is included in your grocery budget and what goes into your “other” budget.

Saving when Shopping

Let’s face it. Grocery shopping can be a real hassle. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been trying to keep to a certain budget, but you’re not entirely sure if you’re really keeping within that budget and how much you’re really spending. You guess (and hope!) that the budget you’ve set out, is the one you’re actually spending.