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 →

What have we done!!!

Changing our Family Lifestyle All at Once. Maybe we should have we been satisfied with what we had.  Many people strive for and are satisfied with the type of life we were leading.  We were living in a prosperous city, Dad worked at a stable job he was good at and could support Mom staying home with the 3 kids. … Read more →

Proud of Being Frugal

Hello……….my name is Martin……..and I’m………………..umm……….frugal.  There it is.  It’s all out in the open.  I AM FRUGAL.  I am not ashamed anymore………….I’m free!!!!! Actually I was never ashamed of being frugal, in fact I have always been proud of my thriftiness.  However my accomplishments in frugality were never received with the appreciation I expected.  Being called cheap is not usually a… Read more →