You all are AMAZING!!! Thanks for donating to infants and toddlers in foster care in TN by means of the Amazon Baby Drive I did with

Tennessee Alliance for Youngsters! They despatched me this image of the whole lot they’d gotten in thus far and my jaw simply dropped!!
Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!! From the underside of my coronary heart!

There are a few more items left on the list, so in case you haven’t gotten to contribute but and also you needed to, here’s the Amazon wishlist.

Be nonetheless my coronary heart. I simply love these two greater than phrases can categorical.

Somebody requested this previous week if I typically wished we simply had one child so we might give them extra one-on-one consideration and love. Truthfully, whereas it’s louder, requires extra creativity, and I often have not less than one child in my arms, I wouldn’t commerce it for the world!

We all know past any shadow of a doubt that we have been speculated to say sure to Champ. And even on the onerous and exhausting days, we have now zero regrets. He has introduced a lot pleasure to our dwelling and our lives and we are able to’t think about the final six months with out his smile and coos and candy persona in our dwelling.

Seeing these two collectively simply makes my coronary heart need to burst!

Champ often sits on Jesse’s lap whereas we record the podcast each week — and he likes to placed on the headphones and discuss into the microphone!

Silas had three baseball video games this previous week — and he obtained to be the beginning pitcher for one of many video games, which he was so enthusiastic about!!

Kaitlynn had some buddies over to make a cell cake for a college challenge.

I shared this on Instagram and needed to share it right here, too:

Any time I share about our grocery finances and procuring journeys, I get messages and feedback from folks explaining why they will’t get monetary savings on groceries and/or why what I’m doing would by no means work for them.

Some have even expressed fairly robust frustration over the truth that I’m procuring at Kroger they usually don’t have a Kroger.

I’ve additionally heard issues like, “I can’t do this as a result of we eat all natural, we dwell out within the nation, we don’t eat meat, we’re gluten-free, we have now 5 teenage boys, we have now little youngsters, I’m a single mother, we dwell in a special nation, we solely store at Costco…” and on and on the messages and feedback go.

I don’t suppose most of those persons are in anyway attempting to be crucial, however I really feel prefer it’s essential for me to remind those who that is simply me chronicling what I’m experimenting with and what’s working for our household. This isn’t me saying, “It is best to do that, too!” Or “That is the one approach to store!” Or, “Anybody who doesn’t store like that is dumb!”

I completely consider what works for me gained’t work for everybody, however my hope is that by sharing what’s working for us, I’ll encourage *everybody* to suppose exterior the field.

It’s usually our tendency to make excuses as to why one thing gained’t work, however excuses gained’t get us anyplace.

As an alternative of claiming, “That gained’t work due to XYZ,” I gently problem you to you ask your self, “Is there one thing I *might* do or *might* strive that may work effectively?”

If you wish to decrease your grocery invoice or get out of debt or earn extra revenue or change your life in any method, the very best factor you are able to do is to cease making excuses and begin on the lookout for methods to take tiny child steps within the path you need to go! I’m cheering for you!

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