I had previously made a goal to only spend $100 a month on clothes for our family of 4, or approximately $300 a year per person. Luckily this month we’ve been so busy dealing with the move, that I haven’t really had time to buy clothes. There were a couple exceptions. Read more
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Parenthood Addition
The horror genre plays a huge part in my childhood memories. My father used to love to tease us with scary tales (mostly child appropriate). He was especially known for a thriller titled, “Now I’ve got you, and now I’m going to eat you.” I also had some adoring uncles who used to tell tales of Indian graveyards on every camping trip. In addition, there was an especially awesome book called Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark that was a staple in every 4th grader’s backpack, at least back in the 90s it was.
The fun of ghost stories was recently relived with my own daughter while we passed around the flashlight with the lights turned off, telling a story that was just scary enough, and just funny enough to be perfect for a 3 year old.
And that got me thinking of some of the “scary” parenthood stories that I would like to share.* Here’s my attempt at one: Read more
Asshole Poppa Gets Shit Done
People like my husband. He is just one of those people who gets along well with everyone. But he has a secret. He’s kind of an asshole. Read more
PCS Update: Ask and You Shall Receive
Well, we asked for his orders to drop, and to get his report date, and oh buddy did we get it. Last Friday, we got the word that he is to report in three weeks! That’s right, we got three weeks notice to pack up our lives for him to start his military career. Read more
February Clothing Budget Update
I had previously made a goal to only spend $100 a month on clothes for our family of 4, or approximately $300 a year per person. Read more
The Chickenless Chicken Lady
For those unaware, back in early 2014, Poppa Pigg took Princess Pigg to Rural King to pick up some dog food. A phone call was placed for me to come join them. Upon my arrival, Poppa asked if I would allow Princess to get some baby chicks. Please note, at this point I’m pretty sure our cute little 2 year old had already picked out two fluffy yellow chicks. Read more
Disney 2016: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Ah. Nothing like making memories on a family vacation. Our 2016 Disney vacation has (sadly) come to an end and it’s back to work we go. So for those truly interested, here’s a not-so-brief recap of our vacation.
Princess Pigg turns 4 in March! So
the whole Pigg household is I am in full scale Birthday Planning! Read more
The Brunette Asshole Parent
On Instagram, I follow an account called Asshole Parents. The basic premise is that people submit photos of their children crying for ridiculous reasons, and then conclude that it’s obviously because the parents are assholes. While I’ve never submitted anything to the site, I experienced my own doozy last night. Read more
Tightening the Purse Strings
It’s well known that I have a fairly type A personality. I love lists, and utilize Google Drive to organize basically every aspect of my life into a beautiful list or spreadsheet.
Since about 2010, we’ve had a written monthly budget based loosely on Dave Ramsey’s model. My grandpa taught me the Dave Ramsey method while I was still in college. At the time, I didn’t utilize it much as I had little debt, and even less income. To be honest, I would really love to take another one of his courses, or read some of his books. I think now as a mature 30+ adult (stop snickering), I’d be able to gleam more from it. But I did learn to keep track of expenses and to plan out where each of your paycheck will go. Read more