I’m so glad you’re here!
I’m a mom of two great teenagers and wife to one awesome domestic god! He brings home the bacon AND fries it up in a pan! Actually, not really bacon since I’m a vegetarian but you get the drift!
What’s Up With The Blog?
Do you find it interesting to discover how families do the things they do? We are often curious about the choices families make with their finances and thought you might be interested too?
Why do we care what the Joneses are doing?
The Joneses are really a figment of our imagination. They are the ones that seem to have it all. The house, the cars, delightful children, they vacation every school break, eat out three times a week, and may even have a boat or motor home in the back yard. It isn’t what it seems. There are choices to make and each family makes those choices a little differently.
I’m convinced that each of us has a little piece of the Joneses in us and someone just might be looking at YOU wondering, ‘how did they do that?’
Too many people spend money they earned … to buy things they don’t want … to impress people that they don’t like.Will Rogers
Who is behind How Do The Jones Do It?
Meet the family!
Steve is an army veteran turned middle school teacher, college football coach, and currently, a middle school administrator. Steve is an amazing dad and rockstar husband!
My name is Bridget! I am a work at home mom, wife of a middle school administrator, and mom of two teens! After graduating high school, I went to work full time and saved enough money to purchase my own duplex at the age of 21. Then, at the age of 24, I married Steve who was at the tail end of his military career. I worked three jobs to work him through college and it has paid off, big time! I’ve been the Chief Financial Officer of our home for over 25 years and have learned a lot along the way.
Justine is 19 and a sophomore in college. Oh my! She comes off as quiet but don’t let it fool you. She’s got a witty sense of humor and is quite smartical too! She is an avid reader and adores her dog, Ted. Justine knows what she wants and works hard for it! She plays the electric bass guitar and, boy oh boy, to see this girl swim … it’s A-MAZ-ING!
Jack is 17 and music is his thing! He’s a super awesome kid, full of positivity (is that a word?), and a joy to be around! Jack plays a mean acoustic guitar and can sing too! His band, Stargazy Pie, has songs on Spotify (or wherever you listen) of which most he wrote and sings. It’s actually Kinda Awesome!
Yep! Two teenagers here in the How Do The Jones Do It household!
There you have it … my pride and joy!
Now let’s get busy and figure out how the Joneses do it!