As I’m writing this, it’s nearly Easter weekend. Hooray!
Moms, don’t hate me, but I’ve never gotten into the whole resurrection eggs thing. I’m all for teaching children the Gospel, but something about those cute little eggs has always rubbed me wrong. I think it’s because, as parents, it makes us seem like maybe we’re just trying way too hard to get the story across. Though the intent is to relate the story in a truly “gettable” style, it makes it seem overly fictionalized to my liking.
Then again, I’m just an adult who tends to be overly serious and I could be very wrong. It’s been known to happen 😉
We did try out an exercise that I discovered at Faithful Provisions. Called “Empty Tomb Cookies”, these really simple cookies are baked step-by-step along with appropriate scripture. We had fun and the horde got to whiff vinegar and use a mixer. Overall it was a good experiment.
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Wise Money Management
This week we saved money by lowering our Netflix streaming speed.
After a serious, “Holy moly, how in the world are we using up this much bandwidth!!” freak-out session, the hubs realized that the kids’ profile on our Netflix account had been streaming on the high setting.
Eating up 10 gigs (yes, I said 10 gigs) a day of the internet can bring a family up to their bandwidth cap rather quickly. Before you eat me alive, my kids don’t watch undo amounts of Netflix. We’ve discovered that a show or two at night is plenty. We don’t have time for more than that, what with the schooling & karate lessons and whatnot.
I’m totally that way-too-busy mom that I said I’d never be, by the way.
We lowered the setting and our internet data is looking much happier. Although there are still some bandwidth-sucking mysteries going on. We’re waiting for our Circle to arrive before we tackle those.
Yes, you seriously want one.
P.S. – The cost of going over on our bandwidth cap? Twenty bucks a month or more, depending on what plan we’d need to purchase. That’s a no-go, especially in light of the following…
We’re going to burst our grocery budget again this month. What’s the deal, yo?
We’ve got $30 left, and a week remaining. With a list that includes “plastic eggs”, “pickles”, “pepperoni” (alliteration, yay!!), “milk”, and “glass Tupperware-like dishes”, I don’t think we’ll make tonight’s shopping list without going over.
Maybe if we saved the dishes for next month …except the whole “all of the Tupperware in this house is missing and I need to get to work and stop cramming my lunch in these pint jars that you love” discussion this morning necessitates a quick buy.
Honey, I love you more than bacon 🙂
How did you manage money wisely this week?