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Frugal Month – Final Summary

Sipping coffee on our deck enjoying gorgeous spring weather and blogging. Good life. 🙂 What did we spend the last few days? Day 29 – $3.00 (snacks for oldest son at rugby practice) + $15.19 (2 lb bag coffee beans – very important!) Day 30 – $7.00 (Patreon- Sam Harris) + $20.00 (babysitting) Total =

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Frugal Month – Week 4 recap

What did we spend this week? Day 22 – $8.50 (camera lens cover) + $115.73 (grocery) + $26.21 (household supplies) Day 23 – $308.22 (prepay for Disney in fall) Day 24 – $80.47 (utilities – gas) + $110.39 (insurance) Day 25 – $20.66 (grocery) Day 26 – $34.54 (alcohol) + $15.00 (babysitting) Day 27 –

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Head North: Moving from Metaphor to Mantra

In my last post, I presented the compass as a metaphor for fatherhood. I like using metaphor as a framework for thinking through and organizing my thoughts about the kind of parent that I want to be. However, the thing about being a parent is that, when it comes time to act, you usually don’t

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A Helpful Way to Think About Fatherhood

I would like to share a metaphor that I have been working on to help myself understand my role as a full-time, stay-at-home dad: A good father is a compass. Invitation to Exploration A compass is a symbol of movement. Can you even think of a compass without also conjuring thoughts of exploration and adventure?

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Frugal Month – Week 3 recap

Onto week 3 of our frugal month challenge. What did we spend this week? Day 15 – $9.99 (online game) + $86.30 (grocery) + $27.00 (gas) + $100 (Martial Arts fee) Day 16 – $156.60 (gym membership) + $16.40 (Kansas toll fees for multiple months) + $10 (charitable donation) Day 17 – $163.65 (oil change

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Ozzie (Pawsie) gets a haircut

Ozzie, or as our youngest likes to call him, Pawsie, is our mini goldendoodle. He’s a super adorable cuddly well-behaved ball of fluff, and while he is an absolute zero shedder, the trade off is that he needs regular brushing and grooming.

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