5 elements of the PERFECT handbag. For me, it’s size (can’t be too tiny, need to fit a toy truck in there too), that it has long handles for the shoulder, is made of a good quality material and sewn properly (I am ROUGH on my bag), and weight. I don’t mind heavier bags but not when I am out with Baby Bun because I’m just a Mommy Sherpa, so I need to make sure I don’t break my back if I need to carry my purse & my toddler on the other hip..
Need a baby name? Want a unique one? Try out this list. Baby Bun’s name is very ordinary. We went about it the way we typically do things.. by making a huge list of Boys and Girls names, then going through & crossing off all the ones that had accents (terrible to type & spell), anything that made us think of people we don’t like, and then picked a name from each column. Took us less than half an hour with zero agony.
DQYDJ liked my piece on minimalist futon sleeping; I was thinking the other day how awesome it was to have a futon on the floor to play and hang with Baby Bun because it is soft, I can nap while he plays around Mommy Mountain & I have no fear of him falling off and smashing his head open.
I got out of $60,000 of debt in 18 months using TheBudgetingTool.com. Since then, I have worked 50% of my career (taking 1-2 year breaks), and quadrupled my income within 2 years of graduating, going from $65K to $260K (savings rate = 85%). I could retire today if I wanted, but love my work-life balance as a freelancing consultant in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). I also post daily on Instagram @saverspender.