Murphy’s Law tells us that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. We’ve all been there, right? You go through a stretch of bad luck, where Murphy’s Law is in full effect, and you just want to kick something. Murphy’s Law has Visited the Zotti House Blake here. It started innocently enough with a [...]

TeddiBear of How Do The Jones Do It is giddy with excitement to share his interview on Frugal Hound Sniffs, where the famous Frugal Hound commandeers Frugalwoods to interview friends from all over the net. So without further ado, the brilliant Frugal Hound will take it from here: Frugal Hound Sniffs Howdy Cyber Space. Frugal Hound [...]

In her book a Framework for Understanding Poverty, Ruby Payne discusses the idea of generational vs. situational poverty. If you are into the social sciences, I highly encourage you to read this book! Generational Poverty The basic idea of generational poverty is that a family may come from generations of poverty. Poverty is the norm [...]

Oh my goodness! It’s been a busy week around here now that the sun is shining and home maintenance is calling. Blake works a lot of hours and it seems we spend most Saturdays doing home maintenance and yard work. Once you start out there, the jobs seem endless. I want to use Blake where it [...]

It was October in the year 1999 and I had my first trimester under my belt. I had worked three part time jobs while the hubby was in school and now he was making the big bucks as a teacher. I no longer had to work and put in my notice at Costco to become a [...]