Prayers for My Daughter - Joy 2
(Here is another in my series of prayers for my daughters;  this one about joy) One of the best parts of being a mom is seeing our children joyful.  The smile on their faces and the light in their eyes makes our heart happy, and lifts our spirits.  Their joy […]

Prayers for My Daughters – JOY

Give hope and blessing to others and you end up with hope and blessing for yourself. 1
(This is a post about hope that I wrote two years ago on Starting Over …  Again, back in November 2014 – right after I had lost my job.  I found it today, and felt it might help others – so I’ve posted it here.)   Sitting here in front of […]

Hope and Blessing – Giving and Receiving

grocery budget 5
So you’ve decided to set a grocery budget to corral that spending at the grocery store.  If you’re like me (and I’m betting that you are, even if just a bit) you may struggle with sticking to that budget.  It’s easy to overspend, especially when you have kids who are […]

5 Steps to a Successful Grocery Budget

Dave Ramsey $10 Sale
If you’ve every visited my blog before, or spent any time here at all, you will realize that I am an enthusiastic fan of Dave Ramsey and his program for getting out of debt and staying debt free. I first learned of Dave Ramsey about 7 years ago when my […]

Dave Ramsey $10 Sale!

Thanksgiving prayer
Since Thanksgiving is all about, well … giving thanks … I thought it would be appropriate to take a look at some Bible verses about thanksgiving (giving thanks to God), and a beautiful Thanksgiving prayer I found.  I hope that these verses will remind us where they gifts we have […]

Thanksgiving Prayer

origins of Thanksgiving
On this Thanksgiving Day, here is some information about the origins of Thanksgiving and how this particular national holiday came into being: “Thanksgiving is a holiday we all know and love, but the origins of this celebration are slightly mysterious. That’s because they occurred in the early beginnings of American […]

Origins of Thanksgiving

Scholarships for Single Moms 1
Note: this post contains affiliate links which means I may receive a small commission (at no cost to you) if you make a purchase through my link. I never recommend products I don’t stand behind. Thanks for your support. As a single mom, you want to do everything you can […]

Scholarships for Single Moms

I want to take a minute and share with you some notes from a sermon at our church a couple weeks ago.  This topic hit close to home, because it was about anxiety and worry.  And with all that has been happening lately, I have been returning to my worrying habits. […]

Anxiety and Worry Are Useless!

gratitude 2
Have you ever wanted to just shout at someone, “GET OVER YOURSELF!” That person at work … on Facebook … in your family … that is constantly complaining and whining about the problems in their life.  Everything is a trial, every story is accompanied by a moan and heavy sigh.  You know their […]


We are heading into 6 weeks of holidays, gift-giving, parties, holiday décor, etc.  Most of us intend to fully enjoy the holiday season, but cringe at the amount of money we are faced with spending during this time.  Here are a few November money saving tips to help – some items to stock up […]

November Money Saving Tips

Thrfty Roundup - Money Saving Christmas Links
In the spirit of Black Friday and Cyber Monday – in which, on both counts, I do not participate – here are a few thrifty Christmas ideas from choice sites/posts from other bloggers that you might find helpful this time of year.   We all would love to have a less stressful […]

Thrifty Christmas Ideas

Paying Cash
(This post contains affiliate links.  This means if you click on the link and buy something, I get a small amount of money.) This past month I changed up my system for paying bills.  Actually, I just changed a couple of things; instead of using my debit card for groceries […]

Paying Cash – How I Saved $200 This Month