Twice Blessed

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July! Ours started off kind of like a normal day, but ended up being more of a Thanksgiving. We were getting ready to go out for lunch with my mother in law when I got a Facebook message from a friend. "Weird question, but do you all…

May Wrap Up

The end of May is here already!!! Can you believe it? A lot has gone on this month and I am so ready for summer! Here's my 5 most popular posts during the month of May: 5) From the Surviving Food Insecurity series: Grow Your Own. This series meant so much to me and I…

Surviving Food Insecurity- accepting help

This is the sixth part of a series covering my experience with food insecurity. For the introduction to this series, please click here. 41 million Americans struggle getting enough to eat. Households with children are more likely to be food insecure. 59% of food insecure households got help through a federal program. [Feeding America] Only 59%.…

Surviving Food Insecurity- grow your own

This is the fifth part of a series covering my experience with food insecurity. For the introduction to this series, please click here. When we lived in an apartment, I would roll my eyes at every blog that made it seem like everyone can just grow a garden. Then my husband's job was outsourced overseas and…

Surviving Food Insecurity- ending the day

This is the fourth part of a series covering my experience with food insecurity. For the introduction to this series, please click here. My grandma hated chicken. Like a deep-seated loathing. Like she would gag when she even thought about eating chicken. I get it now. She was born in 1941; at the end of the great…

Surviving Food Insecurity- The time between

This is the third part of a series covering my experience with food insecurity. For the introduction to this series, please click here. Lunch doesn't really have a set time around here. It's really just the moment when the kids realize that breakfast has worn off and it's time for a "pick-me-up". It is literally…

Surviving Food Insecurity- All meals are important

This is the second part of a series covering my experience with food insecurity. For the introduction to this series, please click here. We have all grown up hearing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Turns out the origin of that saying has more to do with lobbyists and politicians than…

Surviving Food Insecurity

It's that time of year again. I and my employees are on the cusp of the summer layoff and I'm worried. Not for me and my family. We've been through periods of little pay. We survived off of less than $1,000 a month before and my husband makes more than that now. I worry about…