The Top 10 TheBamBlog posts for 2016

I love list-articles and end of the year wrap-ups. So here’s one for TheBamBlog. These are my top 10 posts for the year per number of views: Self-Care, ADHD, Marriage, Motherhood, Homeschool vs. Public School, Autism, and Christianity. Yep, sounds about right. 10. My 30s suddenly got very expensive (and why I’m okay with that) … [Read more…]

Meng Menu

One of my favorite bloggers is Modern Mrs. Darcy. She recently wrote a post (with a link up) entitled “The Things that are Saving my Life Right Now”. She cleverly lists the daily essentials that, well, just make her daily life easier. Menu planning is saving my life right now. When that two week mark … [Read more…]

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I was SOOO glad to get out of the house today after being housebound for the last 3-4 days. It was nice and sunny today too. Finally. My final tally came in at $246. I saved $76 with Kroger deals and coupons. Woot! I am feeling especially budget-savvy about the pizza we are having tonight: … [Read more…]

Meng Menu

Another tight budget week for us. I actually hit our budget right on the nose: $250 (plus .70). There is always this moment of angst when I see the final price: Will I be able to keep my shopping at or under budget? Then I hand the checker my Kroger card and watch the numbers … [Read more…]

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 8,100 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people. Click here to … [Read more…]

Meng Menu

Well, Christmas is over and I don’t know about you, but we are in the “uhhh….we spent a lot of money” and we-need-to-tighten-our-belts mode. Can anyone else relate? So, I was in budget mode today. Our goal was to stay at $250 for two weeks. I came in at $222. I took out the remaining … [Read more…]

Meng Menu

So, I missed posting our menu two weeks ago. They don’t call this the busiest time of the year for nothing! Micah went shopping with me today. Man, that kid can talk my ear off. 😉 But, after 2 hours of shopping, I felt all warm and fuzzy towards my little shopping buddy. Love him. … [Read more…]

Benji’s Story: The First Six Weeks

You know those first 6 weeks after you have a baby? They’re rough, right? Especially after your first baby, but really, whether it’s your first or your fifth, those first 6 weeks after the birth are about holding your head above water, battling punishing sleep deprivation, trying to take care of yourself when a tiny … [Read more…]