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Starting a blog 3 days before Christmas????

December 22nd, 2006 at 08:41 pm

I can't believe I'm starting a blog three days before Christmas! Oh well, I've never had great timing(rolling my eyes).

Anyway, I'm excited about starting my blogSmile A little background about me. I'm a 36 year old wife and mom. I have three kiddo's, a 15yo DS, 13yo DD, and 8yo DD. As you can see, I have two teenagers and life sure if fun at our house!LOL Really, they can be great kids...when they want to beWink I had been a stay at home mom for the past 15 years, until August when I went back to work full time at my youngest daughter's elementary school. I work in the library as an assistant. I love my job! I love that I have the same hours that my kids have and I work with great people. The money isn't that great, thoughFrown
DH has a metal fabrication business based out of our home. It's just a small business and money is really tight at our house. Money has always been tight since we chose for me to stay at home until the kids were in school. I don't feel bummed out by our small income. I feel challenged by it! I'm always looking for ways to keep our expenses down and live within our means. We have a small amount of cc debt(mostly from some costly dental bills...we don't have dental insurance). We owe very little on our home(only $850!), and about $3000 on our van. The house and van will be paid off this summer. Then, I will work towards paying off the cc and building up a larger saving account.

I guess I'd better get back to work in my kitchen. I have some goodies in the ovenSmile

11 Responses to “Starting a blog 3 days before Christmas????”

  1. tinapbeana Says:

    nice to have you join us! there's a great bunch of folks here.

  2. Aleta Says:

    Welcome! I know a lady that worked in a elementay school cafeteria and she just retired not too long along. She had great hours, contributed to the household income, was home with her son, received benefits and did it for years. I often think that if I had done the same: I would have been so better off today. You're doing the right thing.

  3. tinapbeana Says:

    my great aunt and great-great aunt both worked in my elementary school cafeteria when i was growing up. i felt special, because i knew the lunch ladies personally Big Grin
    my great aunt still works at the same cafeteria, and has seen her children and her grand children through. somehow that makes it almost seem like not working at all, especially since you get to glimpse into their school life which isn't something all parents get.

  4. Ima saver Says:

    Welcome we are glad you have joined us!!

  5. Diolla Says:

    Welcome to the blogs, I'm in Kansas too. Nice to see you here.

  6. sarah Says:

    welcome

  7. marymara Says:

    Welcome. You seem to have your financial matters in very good shape, and I am sure you can help us all. Merry Christmas!

  8. Broken Arrow Says:

    Wow. You're 36, and your oldest is 15? Hit the ground running I see. Big Grin

    Welcome. And no, your timing is just fine. Anytime is a good time to actively pursue financial wellness.

  9. baselle Says:

    Starting a finance blog 3 days before Christmas is just like starting at a gym a week before Thanksgiving...

    (raises hand sheeplishly)

    Well, why not! Welcome.

  10. yummy64 Says:

    Welcome

    I'll have to remember Oz is also short for Kansas. I see Oz and I think of the Oz "down under"

    I think now is a perfect time to start cause you have just enough time to get thinking about what you want to do in 2007 Smile

  11. monkeymama Says:

    Welcome - I was thinking Aussie too. I should have known - my fam is from Kansas...

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