My 411My name is Jenny and I'm on the journey towards a simpler life, usually facilitated by 20 apps on my smartphone that all do the same thing, and e-mail reminders from four different calendars. It's a journey. I bake my own bread, make my own pasta and tortillas, and I like slow food grown from my garden and picked fresh. I've been on a frugal path for a long time, but with my husband's recent job loss we decided it was time to start keeping track of what we've done and figure out how to use our resources more effectively. Hopefully our experience can encourage others on the same road.
Category Archives: My Family
When it comes to babies and saving money, it can feel a bit daunting considering how much stuff is touted as essential. Having a three month old and a four year old, the sheer magnitude of “stuff” could easily be … Continue reading
It’s really easy, during any transition, to go into hunker-down mode. Almost instinctively we try to save, build reserves, and (dare I say) hoard to make sure we’re protected from storms that could be on the horizon or just around … Continue reading
Tomorrow is Dan’s last day at work. I have mixed emotions because I know that it really is a blessing for him to be moving on, hopefully into something that he loves. At the same time, the closer it gets … Continue reading