Debt isn’t sexy, and other marriage lessons

This week my husband Christopher and I are celebrating lucky anniversary number 13.  If you had told me on our wedding day about the things we would face over the next thirteen years, like getting into and then paying off $95,000 in debt (and counting), I’m not sure I would have made it down the (read more…)

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Be like the sun: move slowly, radiate warmth, shine

The summer so far has been a busy one, and last week was especially crazy. At the end of the week we were still playing “catch-up”, and spent a good part of Saturday morning rushing around trying to finish up errands and tasks that we didn’t have time for earlier, before we headed out the (read more…)

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How we stopped living (less than) paycheck to paycheck

In my last post, I introduced myself as a person in debt. I hoped to be a source of encouragement for anyone who might be struggling with money.  I was touched by the comments that followed. Thank you. One question seemed to come up:  how did we get back on our feet when living less (read more…)

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Hi, my name is Kara and I’m in debt.

“We’re debt free!” The words I long to be able to shout out loud. Hi, my name is Kara and I’m in debt. Some of you know me as the editor of Simple Kids, but today I’m going to introduce myself to you as a person living in financial bondage. Or, to be less dramatic, (read more…)

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Yearly planning with a file crate system

As much as I love paperless planning and Pinterest, for some things there is just no substitute for actual paper planning. I love technology, but when it comes to things like holiday recipes written in my grandmother’s hand, family wedding invitations, and articles from the print resources I use, I find it is just more (read more…)

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