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Infinite Worlds In One Place

Infinite Worlds In One Place

When I was a kid I didn’t get to go to the library often. Sure we had a kid-centric one in my elementary school but rarely did I go to the public library. Living out in the country there were things that I didn’t get to do very often just by the fact that I needed to be driven 10 minutes in and 10 minutes out. The library in my hometown was beautiful. As you walked in it opened up…

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The Wonders Of Cloth Diapering

The Wonders Of Cloth Diapering

This article may contain affiliate links. Read our disclaimer. Being a grown-up is expensive. Even more expensive when you decide to have a family. The money you were so accustomed to spending on yourself is now being divided amongst those who are now in your family. This statement is true if you have a small child or a teenager. Where you spend your money changes as your family grows and as the needs of your family changes. Figuring Out What…

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Time To Reset our Junk-O-Meter

Time To Reset our Junk-O-Meter

Minimalism is about not compulsively consuming products and being intentional with what things you own. I’ve heard about this lifestyle through other blogs and interviews, so when I saw The Minimalists’ documentary on Netflix I couldn’t wait to watch it. I was starting to feel claustrophobic by our processions and was thinking it was time to reset our junk-o-meter. I never thought I was going to get Ms. Blue Ribbon on board but then we watched the minimalism documentary on…

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Thoughts During My Paternity Leave

Thoughts During My Paternity Leave

Heads up! Baby 2 is officially going to be known as Babe (Like Babe the Blue Ox) I thought I would take a minute and talk about my experiences as a stay-at-home-dad for the last 8 weeks. I don’t blame you for zoning out or skipping this altogether but it could come in handy in the future. To start off I do have an advantage over my wife’s maternity leave in that…the kiddo was 13 weeks old when I took…

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Know Who You Are

Know Who You Are

It didn’t take long for me to realize that I was the main problem when it came to our finances. When we started dating Ms. Blue Ribbon was working at a shoe store and substitute teaching (Slightly different from me working as a software developer). She was naturally frugal by habit and necessity. Making all her meals at home (noodles and tuna salad sandwiches mostly). She occasionally treated herself to Culver’s once in awhile. I on the other hand rarely…

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Loyalty is Overrated

Loyalty is Overrated

I wasn’t going to say anything about this Equifax thing since so many others are but something that My Money Wizard said made me want to. The majority of companies don’t care about you or your data. Doesn’t Everyone Secure Their Data? As you may know, I am a software developer and in my seven years of writing jibberish, I’ve seen some things at companies one would call …lax. My first job was at a major insurance company. I worked…

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Don’t Tell Others How To…

Don’t Tell Others How To…

One of the biggest pet peeves of any parent is having someone tell them how to raise their children…so why do people do it?! Parents should know better! I am bewildered by the nerve of people. The Impressionable Around the time little Mini Donut was 6 months old I was shopping at Target, like you do, in the baby aisle,a parents favorite location, surveying all the gross sounding food combinations I could buy. I was interrupted from my trance by…

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Walking on Sunshine

Walking on Sunshine

Growing up in the country and having a farmer as your dad you tend to have a respect for nature. You see the cows that give you milk as the gentle creatures they are and the land as something that helps yield the crops to feed the cows. Doesn’t help having a home surrounded by beautiful trees. Sorry that was a little hippy-ish. Thinking Green I really think the thing that triggered my interest in green technology was the Tesla…

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Beyond Stealth Wealth

Beyond Stealth Wealth

I’ve never been one to care what others think of me. I have to learn to care a little bit at work once a year for self reviews though. Otherwise to me the only opinions that matter are my son’s and wife’s. Sibling Outing This creates interesting situations for me. Back in college my oldest sister invited me grocery shopping. She wanted to help me out with food and have some sibling bonding time. A little back story, I am…

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Frugal With Kids – 10 Things to Help Make Kids Cheaper

Frugal With Kids – 10 Things to Help Make Kids Cheaper

This article may contain affiliate links. Read our disclaimer. I hear it nonstop. “Kids are expensive.” It gets very old. I’m not sure if it is more annoying from people who don’t have kids or people with older kids. I have to hold my tongue because I could easily turn around and say, “your 4,000 square foot house with 2 people is expensive” or “your brand new $30k+ car is expensive.” Everyone chooses to spend their money differently and that’s…

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