I had an a-ha moment yesterday. Why I need to be slammed over the head with these things repeatedly before I get them, I don’t know. But that’s how it seems to work for me. I have a history of depression. Fifteen or so years ago, I was hospitalized (for the first time) and consequently […]
Reading this could save you $50 a month. At least. Seriously.
When money started to get super tight (or nonexistent) for us a couple years ago, cable TV was one of the first things we got rid of. Quitting cable cold turkey was not as difficult as I thought it would be. And we still had Netflix, so we were able to watch TV shows. We […]
Dear NYAM — How much TV do you let a 4-year-old watch?
A couple weeks ago I got a message from a reader asking me about kids and screen time: How much, if any, TV/iPad do you let a 4 year old watch? I have a lot of anxiety in my personality and it stresses me out if he watches an hour after school, but I also […]
Five Frugal Things
We are officially out of foreclosure now. Hallelujah! And I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately. I can’t speak for everyone else who has been in our shoes, but I can say for sure that the last four years were eye opening for me, and they seriously changed me. I am certainly a different […]
10 Addictive TV Shows You’ll Want To Bingewatch on Netflix
One of the ways we have saved an assload of money in the past year was to get rid of cable. But that didn’t mean we stopped watching television altogether. Nope. Not with Netflix. (And no, they aren’t giving me any money for writing this post). I’m just pissed at myself for the ridiculous amount of […]
Limiting Screen Time Has Simplified (And Improved The Quality Of) Our Lives
The other day Number 3 came home from school and said to me, “Mom, Brian brought his iPad to school and we were talking, and I told him I wasn’t allowed to use electronics or watch TV during the week and he looked at me and he said, HOW DO YOU SURVIVE???” I had a […]