Month: September 2009

Budgeting without Sacrifices?

I find that if you want to see what the root human emotion is to an action, just test it on a child.  I wanted to test the word sacrifice and the common simple definition is ‘Giving up something valued’.   Let’s see, Jada seems to value this dolly she is holding.  Now if I come slowly and take this dolly… Read more →

Building our Balanced Family Life

Well so much for moving gradually into a new lifestyle.  Originally we thought of slowly tearing down our old lifestyle and slowly piece together our new lifestyle.  After a while of trying this philosophy we changed to another approach……………..KABOOM!!! In the span of one month we had sold our home in the city, bought a new home in a smaller… Read more →

Backyard Picnic

It was a hot day, the kids were getting hungry and restless and we did not feel like cooking. We had promised each other a sushi dinner sometime but going out would not be a smart move the way this day was going.  Instead we decided to whip up some healthy snack plates for the kids (all stuff we had… Read more →