OH! My Bad!

Posted by idawrites on January 27, 2010 in Rant |

Have you ever seen a more irritating, poke-your-eyes-out-with-a-stick, vein-throbbing-in-your-forehead phrase in all your life?  MY BAD. I have teenagers.  They used to be children.  They used to say “Oops.  I’m sorry.” when they screwed up or forgot to do a chore or stepped on someone’s toe.  Not anymore though.  Now it’s MY BAD. DUDE, I […]


Why I Love Mint.com – And You Should Too

Posted by idawrites on January 26, 2010 in Budgeting, Finance, Money |

*This is not a compensated review.  I am a Mint.com user.* How do I love Mint.com, let me count the ways… For most people (not me) dealing with finances is a pain in the tush.  Very few people really enjoy checking up on their money every single day.  Mint is designed with both the number […]


I am not responsible for your child!

Posted by idawrites on January 25, 2010 in Children, Rant |

Since starting middle school 2 1/2 years ago, Sierra has had a friend whose mother just refuses to be responsible for.  It never fails that if there is an event at school (or THIRTY MILES FROM SCHOOL) that this child is participating in, I will get the following phone call: “Mommy, can we give Nikia a […]


Don’t Be the Barrier to Your Success!

Posted by idawrites on January 25, 2010 in attitude, Goals |

Every time I think that you’re on the cusp of becoming extremely successful in something you’re working on, you stop doing it.  What is making you scared of success?  ~ Jules Those are the words that have been ringing in my head since yesterday at our girls’ only tea gathering. They have given me pause […]


What if You Were Laid Off Today?

Posted by idawrites on January 12, 2010 in Budgeting, Finance, Financial Peace University, Money |

Since Mark’s layoff in 2007 and starting this blog in 2008, I have spent what amounts to actual weeks of my life budgeting and cutting expenses. I’ve clipped coupons, made our own laundry detergent, replaced our old light bulbs with CFLs, worn layers and used extra blankets in the winter, and kept windows open and […]


Indoor Family Fun for Snow Days

Posted by idawrites on January 11, 2010 in Children, Family |

This is a repost from last January. This past weekend we got our first snowfall of the year! In Georgia that’s BIG BIG NEWS. Snow days are much more active than normal cold days because the kiddos want to be outside until their fingers are too cold and their clothes too muddy to go any […]


You think the Sock Monster is bad? He’s got nothing on this guy…

Posted by idawrites on January 7, 2010 in Rant |

12… twelve… TWELVE!  That is the number of travel mug lids in my kitchen cabinet.  No mugs.  Just lids.  I am not kidding! I have no idea where they go, or how they’re getting there.  Obviously there are multiple meanings to the term “travel mug”.  I never dreamed it meant they’d be traveling alone… and […]


Word of Mouth is only as good as the mouth it’s coming out of

Posted by idawrites on January 4, 2010 in Business, Rant, Reviews |

Dear Dave Ramsey, The endorsements that come out of your mouth are bullshit at its finest.  Which is a shame, because your real message is amazing and changes lives.  I believe in your financial advice… and until I found out how WRONG I was, I believed in your famous Endorsed Local Providers. After hearing you […]

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