Summer meal planning made easy: five tips for a fast summer meal plan

Summer meal planning made easy: five tips for a fast summer meal plan

I don’t know about you, but the last thing I want to do is cook during the summer. I mean, I can see my kids through the kitchen window running through the sprinkler and eating popsicles. I don’t want to stand in a hot kitchen.

So today I wanted to offer you a few tips for creating a minimal meal plan in the summer and still having lots of time for play!

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Podcast #4: My biggest marriage and money regret

 Podcast #4: My biggest marriage and money regret

Today I'm talking about my biggest regret when it comes to marriage and money.  

For those of you who don't know, my husband Jason and I have been married for twelve years. And we did not combine our finances for the first five years of our marriage. I think that that led to a lot of the money problems that we ended up having — because we did not have accountability.

He had his checking account. I had my checking account. We thought we had a pretty good system. He would pay the mortgage out of his account and I would pay all the bills out of mine. We thought this was fine; this was just a great way to keep things afloat and to keep things going. You have your money and I have my money and we're good.

Some people can handle life that way. But we couldn't. There was a lack of accountability. There was a lack of structure. We weren't communicating. And, really, I feel like our marriage was missing something as a result.

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How to set weekly goals and why setting frequent goals matters

How to set weekly goals and why setting frequent goals matters

I used to be a fly by the seat of my pants individual. And then I realized that that attitude was the cause for my frequent stress, frustration and situational anxiety. I cannot suddenly transform myself into a super organized person, but I can do some small things that will bring a little more calm to my life.

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