Why we switched to Christian Healthcare Ministries for health ‘insurance’

I shared on my personal Facebook page today about how we made a switch from traditional health insurance to Christian Healthcare Ministries about a year ago and how it has saved us considerable money on healthcare costs- especially because Marty is self employed. I had a couple of people interested and figured that making a blog post about my experience would be an easy way to share what I’ve learned and experienced with them.  Continue reading

There’s nothing like an afternoon away to make your kids seem cuter

Today was a day of decisions! Husband and wife decisions, and excursions!

Little by little, Marty and I have been solidifying the plans for our new landscape. We have figured out what we are doing for a swing set, and a playhouse/playground area, for a trampoline, and how we want our new patio area laid out. Oh, and he’s been figuring out how he wants to set up the splash pad. And we’ve been deciding if we want a pergola or a pavilion, and where to put the fire pit. Continue reading

My approach to buying kids’ clothes, and a mini haul!

For a while, earlier this year, Marty was coming home at 3:00 pm every Friday so that we could have some family time. It was so nice to have a consistent time to be together, but when his busyness at work got out of hand, we had to stop. While we have seen him much more in the last couple of months, today was the first Friday that we reinstated that set family time.

Today was also one of the first really chilly (and wet) days of Fall. As in, I broke out my boots for the first time since Summer and wasn’t even overheated. Neither of the kids have had huge growth spurts since back in February or so when it was still cold, but they had still each grown out of several key pieces of cold weather clothing. For our family time today, since we were stuck inside anyway because of the rain, we all went to a kid’s resale store to try and find some good clothes.  Continue reading