April Happiness Project

March came in like a lion, and well, left like one too. And I am super excited to be moving on to my next topic for my Happiness Project: Marriage! Mastering Money March was great in many ways. It opened up lines of communication about sensitive subjects, and brought to light various ways in which... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Four Tendencies

I first heard about the Four Tendencies during a Tim Ferris podcast, and Gretchen Rubin was the guest. On the podcast and in the book she describes a friend who was on the track team in high school and never missed a practice; however in her friends adult life she cannot make herself stick to... Continue Reading →

Self-Deprecation and Discomfort

I recently started the Beach Body 80 Day Obsession workout plan, in conjunction with my Advocare One80. I was finishing my Leg Day work out, sucking wind and pushing myself while my husband was watching the girls, and trying to occupy them so I could concentrate on a workout that was kicking my @$$. He... Continue Reading →

Balancing Finances and Fun

When we first were married my husband was in the Army and we were stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. We were 22 and 23 years old and just starting out. Of our group of friends we were the only ones that were married, and for a while the only ones in a relationship. We were surrounded... Continue Reading →

Reducing Tension During Financial Discussions

It’s said that money is one of the largest points of contention in relationships. And discussing money is something that can be difficult to navigate in even the healthiest relationships. This month, while focusing on money and consistently discussing it, I have noticed an increased amount of tension surrounding the topic and in our relationship... Continue Reading →

Principles: What Guides You?

Back in November I bought my husband a copy of Principles by Ray Dalio. Honestly, I didn’t know much about Dalio, and only knew that he was a hedge fund manager and that his book was a top read for anyone in business. As my husband and I are both trying to read more, for... Continue Reading →

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