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Charity on a budget

Christmas and birthdays always present a bit of a challenge when you’re living on a budget, but it’s a challenge that I kind of enjoy. Each year our family has a small set amount to spend per person, and I like to see how far I can stretch my money. I keep an eye on […]
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I’ve been meaning to do a gift guide of sorts to share some of my ideas for young children. I realize I’m a little late in the game, but hopefully this will help you out if you’re starving for ideas. This year I decided to include only items that we own and love. These are […]
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  Yesterday Mr. Boy and I headed out to a nearby village to witness the procession bringing a soldier’s body home. Unfortunately this is the second such procession we have witnessed in our area–we attended another in July 2009. Yesterday was dismal, cold and rainy. I briefly debated about whether or not I wanted to […]
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When it comes to baby and childrens’ products, I don’t like to compromise. I seek out the best products that I can afford–items that will last through several children so I don’t waste money purchasing the same things again. In addition to quality materials and craftsmanship, I love products that are rather unique and tastefully designed. That desire […]
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As of this writing, there are 47 days until Christmas. That’s how long I have to convince Mr. Boy that Santa will not be bringing him a bike “for Christmas tree”, as he says.  Sure, there are cute pint-sized bikes out there, like this adorable one from Radio Flyer: …and it would certainly fall within […]
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