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Commit

As an adult we commit to so many activities, obligations and even people. We commit our money, our time and even possessions. The hardest to commit is our hearts. It the first place we protect and hide when there's love, tragedy or sadness. The heart keeps us alive, and not just physically. Its the pumping station to refuel yourself with what makes you happy, energized, and fulfilled.

Hubby and I have committed our hearts to adopting a baby!

In May, we looked over all the different adoption agencies that we visited and contacted since August 2014. It was time to look through a open door rather than pry open a closed door. We knew it was a good decision to hold off on using a donor six months prior. The road became clear.

We often referred to adoption as plan C. It is not our last resort- going without a family is our last resort. We called it plan C because it was a plan that required Caution. Caution for both families involved. It was not a process that Hubby and I can do secretl…

How to Beat the Summer Desk Blues

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If you work at a desk, deep inside an office building then this time of the year can be difficult. You might grow to hate your desk in the summer. Here are a few tips on how to handle the blues.

Take back your lunch hour or half hour. Stand in the hot sun and eat your lunch. Let the sun beat down on your face and give you the much needed reminder that it is summer time. Do food trucks pull up near your office? Flag one down and eat outside without guilt. Set your voicemail. If you have the freedom, work outside your office.

Late to bed, Early to Rise, right? Old folks are done with dinner by time many working adults leave the office. If you have to put in 8 hours regardless what time you start, then start earlier. Gain the better half of your day by arriving to work at 7am. So many festivals, children activities and shopping specials are waiting for you at 4pm!

A picture is worth a thousand words. Cubicles suck and I know it. Redecorate it with postcards and pictures of your favorite va…

Personal Pride

Hubby and I have been working so hard for the past 12 months to better our lives and household. We have opened our eyes and ears to the financial opinions of many writers and analyst. We have accepted career guidance of upper managers in our industries. That wisdom has changed our lives.

We are so very proud of ourselves that we are actually patting ourselves on the back. Yes! We have looked back and noticed that we have grown from where we were just one year ago. We often don't accomplish what we wanted, but this past year we have. There are a few items left on the list that we have yet to succeed in, but we are still proud. We never thought that we would been promoted, found a great apartment, began saving for an adoption and even paid off debt.

I hope that you take the time to be proud of yourself. We had to learn how to do this. We were like many people and always kept our eyes on the prize that was ahead and never took a moment to be happy with what we accomplished already. W…

Loose Change

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I pose a challenge for those that are trying to get out of debt.

All summer long collect change. Dig down in the seat cushions of the couch and car. Shake your pants, go through your wallet and clean out the purse. Grab a jar and start collecting. You will be surprise how much change you can collect.

When Hubby and I started doing this, we found 8 quarters and a handful of nickles and dimes. That was a nice dessert when money was short. Get your kids involved also. Show them that money is money no matter how small. Teach them by doing. They will catch on and their tiny little eyes will be spotting loose change all around town.

Chose how you want to spend the money at the end of the summer. We are adding to our adoption and baby funds. We have a lot to save up for and we are starting small.

So you might be wondering why we choose such a small challenge. Well the internet is flooded with a ton of challenges that can harm you or scare you. Well money is just as scary and harmful as a mou…