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The Obligatory New Year Resolution Post

Posted by idawrites on January 2, 2009 in Decisions, Dinner Topic, Goals, Planning |

For the last several years, our New Years dinner topic has been “What is your New Year’s Resolution?” Sierra’s answer has been the same every single time. “Nothing. I love my life just the way it is.” I think I’m going to take half a page from her book this year. I’m not making big […]

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Big Scary World – Revisited

Posted by idawrites on September 3, 2008 in Children, Decisions, Dinner Topic |

This is a repost of an entry from January, when my blog had no readers except my husband and best friends. I’d love to hear your thoughts, so please feel free to comment. The setup: Every night, our family sits together at the dinner table. There are very few exceptions to this rule. There are […]

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There’s Nothing Thawed For Dinner!

Posted by idawrites on June 20, 2008 in Dinner Topic, Frugal, Planning, Spending |

You never want to hear the phrase “There’s nothing thawed for dinner” 30 minutes before dinner time. But, that’s exactly what Mark said to me yesterday afternoon. I never realized how deep our Money Conditioning really runs until yesterday afternoon. I immediately started calculating the amount of money we had left in the budget. Mark […]

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Father’s Day Edition

Posted by idawrites on June 15, 2008 in Children, Dinner Topic, Family |

Our Discussion Topic this morning was, of course, Mark. In celebration of Father’s Day, the question was “If money were no object, how would you spend one day with Mark. Now, with children you never really know what they’re going to say. I thought I’d share the small glimpse into our breakfast table with you. […]

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My Kids are Scared of Being Broke

Posted by idawrites on January 30, 2008 in Children, Dinner Topic, Poverty |

The setup: Every night, our family sits together at the dinner table. There are very few exceptions to this rule. There are two chairs of major import at our dinner table: The Special Chair, and The Topic Chair. The children rotate their seats every night so that each of them get an opportunity to sit […]

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