Saturday, January 23, 2010

Honesty is the best policy, right?

So, a matter of honesty and a matter of discipline...
I always tally our budget halfway through the month and often I find that we load up our big purchases in the first half of the month--which always makes for more of a stretch the second half. It's a cycle. Anyways, I did our budget this week and realized that there isn't much left in it for the last week. There's enough, but not a lot. So, I realized that the best thing is for me to do is to...

Stay home =) Literally, stay home and enjoy all the things I have to do at home with the kids. Go for a walk in the neighborhood after naps.
DON'T go into Target and look at the clearance racks. DON'T let myself look even if I have to run in for something small. DON'T surf the internet.

Stay home... and make the most of what God has blessed us with. And enjoy the time with my kids! I think that's the best solution for me this weekend.


  1. I'm right there with you. Well, not really, because I'm staying home ;)

  2. We lead parrallel lives! I have now been a SAHM for 6 years and i blog about budgeting with little ones at, I have just had my book How to afford time off with your baby published which is filled with good sense tips like yours!