Friday, June 4, 2010

I was Just Thinking....

I originally wrote this post last January, but some things are just good reminders! I hope this post sheds a little bit of light into my life!

I was thinking, just the other day, that I should probably remind (or let you know for the first time- if you are a newer reader) that:

I am NOT:
Wonder Woman
Mother of the Year
An Organized Wonder
or a dark horse in the running for Top Chef!

I am just a more grown up version of the girl next door. I never have a spotless house. I could *always* be doing another load of laundry. We sometimes even eat Kraft macaroni & cheese from the blue box (gasp!).

I was standing in front of our dryer folding laundry yesterday, and I got to thinking that I probably don't share enough, how average I really am.

I've been learning and growing a lot over the last two years, since becoming a Mom. Recently, I've been trying to focus on two things: first, I don't have to have it ALL together, and secondly, I better learn to enjoy the ride.

OK, I still struggle with wanting to have all of my ducks in a row, you know... the house with laundry always folded and PUT AWAY, no dishes EVER left in the sink, no needless tears ever shed by anyone (myself included) in my family... but, I'm still learning and growing!

But learning to enjoy the ride is something that has really been a blessing for me!

Laundry, for example, while it is and endless cycle of dirty/clean, reminds me of how much I LOVE being able to take care of my family! And if I really think about what annoys me most about laundry... its clean, yet wrinkly clothes. So I have learned to fold our clothing when the dryer has just finished and our clothing is still warm... no wrinkles. And you know what, that makes me happy. I no longer dread doing our laundry, I've changed my style- and its changed my tune.

And that's also EXACTLY why I share my shopping strategy here too. I've been in the boat where I dreaded how much I would need to spend on groceries- just to take care of my family. Previous to spending coupons, I would shop twice a week just so I wouldn't feel like I was spending so much money, every. single. week.

I share what I share here to hopefully help each of you along your journey as well. Financial stress eats at our physical, mental, and emotional health and can really take its toll on our relationships. If I can share what I have experienced in easing how I take care of my family, hopefully you can ease your financial strain too.



Thank you.

Laura Webber

I just want to set the record straight!


I enjoy your blog and am glad that you are not wonder woman. I do have to tell you that I never thought of
cutting a watermelon like you showed and it is so less messy than the way I have been always doing it.
I enjoy your daily themes, so please keep them simple and fun so you can keep on blogging. And if you were to miss days or went on vacation, enjoy your time.

Laura Webber

Hi Emily, you are too sweet! Thank you!


What a honest and heartfelt post! It's always good to know that bloggers are everyday people too! Though you will always be my Coupon Queen! The person that has helped me provide more for my family and others!
<3 Jessica M.

Laura Webber

Hmmmm, Jessica, I do happen to have a tiara! Just kidding, but I am very happy to have been able to help!


I do have a tiara. I wear it every year on my birthday. I think every woman should try it.