I got married in my mother’s house. At the time, I didn’t have any money. My fiancé wanted a big wedding, a rented venue, and at least a hundred people in attendance. It just wasn’t going to happen. We didn’t have the finances or resources. I felt … [Read more...] about Backyard Weddings – To Do or Not To Do?
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When you're running a family â€“ and it can sometimes feel like a business with all the organization that you have to do each and every day â€“ there are times when you might think that you just can't afford some of the little luxuries for the … [Read more...] about Affordable Luxuries for the Family
â€œChildren are incredibly malleable and forgiving,â€ says one prominent single parent magazine with lots of zest and relish. This gives me the image of a child made out of soft metal or plastic. Hey, if you break one, you can just glue them back … [Read more...] about New At Being A Single Dad? Here’s Some Golden Advice
The end of the weekend always seems to sneak up on me, and this past one was no exception. We had nothing of importance going, and when Friday afternoon rolled around I had two completely free days to knock some items off my â€œhoney doâ€ list. … [Read more...] about Starting My Week On The Right Foot
â€œDidnâ€™t make it, donâ€™t care,â€ was the text message I got from my son. As a high school freshman, he was trying out for high school baseball for the first time. Twenty one kids tried out for the â€œCâ€ team, the coach indicating that about … [Read more...] about The Cost Of High School Sports When You Don’t Make the Team
Summer vacation meant being outside all the time. Riding bikes for hours, playing baseball in an empty lot, and building forts at the edge of town were the norm for me. But this summer isn't working out like that at all for my fourteen … [Read more...] about I Will NOT Let My Son Waste His Summer Vacation, Or Our Gym Membership