Frugal Living · Homemaking · Survival Mode

When Life Gets Messy, So Does My Budget

I sat down today to finish out the month’s financial paperwork, both for my husband’s business and our household. Once again, one thing is clear – When my life gets out of control, my spending soon follows. There is a direct, proportional, undeniable link between the two (unfortunately!). We have had a stressful month… and… Continue reading When Life Gets Messy, So Does My Budget

Autism · Dyslexia · Frugal Living · Homemaking · Homeschooling · Parenting · Sensory Processing Disorder · Survival Mode

Resources That “Get It”

When I first heard the news of my boys’ diagnoses, I really struggled. Not just because it was so hard to accept – although it was and sometimes still is. I also struggled, because it was so difficult to find resources that felt relevant to our situation. Many of you have asked me the same… Continue reading Resources That “Get It”

Autism · Frugal Living

Autism and Money: How Do We Pay For All Of This?

I posted this on the Not The Former Things Facebook page a few weeks ago.  “What does momma do when she is so tired she can no longer see straight? Work on all the insurance company appeals of course. Watch out Health Fund – you do not want to mess with me today.” And I… Continue reading Autism and Money: How Do We Pay For All Of This?

Autism · Family · Frugal Living · Guest Post · Homemaking · Parenting

Autism and Diet: How Our Family’s Eating Habits Have Changed

Before we even had the official diagnosis, several professionals suggested we modify my son’s diet. The claims were all over the place from, “There is no evidence that diet will affect the autistic brain,” to “I can cure your son with changes in diet and supplements.” I am honored to be sharing our experience with… Continue reading Autism and Diet: How Our Family’s Eating Habits Have Changed

Family · Friendships · Frugal Living · Homemaking · Uncategorized

Learning To Be At Home – Tips and Tricks Part 2

I recently shared a sort of serious, sort of poking fun of myself post on Tips and Tricks. I thought for sure maybe five of you would read it, smile sweetly, and say “She should really stick to writing about her family.” Well, you readers are kinda awesome and proved me wrong. I actually heard… Continue reading Learning To Be At Home – Tips and Tricks Part 2

Autism · Dyslexia · Family · Frugal Living · Homemaking · Homeschooling · Marriage · Parenting

Recommended Resources For Parents

When I first heard the news of my boys’ diagnoses, I really struggled. Not just because it was so hard to accept – although it was and sometimes still is. I also struggled, because it was so difficult to find resources that felt relevant to our situation. Many of you have asked me the same… Continue reading Recommended Resources For Parents

Family · Frugal Living

Money Saving Mom Feature – Not The Former Things

It wasn’t until we were knee deep in evaluations and doctor’s appointments that we realized how much our financial life would change. Please join me today over at Money Saving Mom (link here), where our family’s story is being shared. Special thanks to Crystal and her team! They work tirelessly to help us mommas serve… Continue reading Money Saving Mom Feature – Not The Former Things