I wanted to do a writing wrap up post today to tell you about some fun things going on around the web and to write down an update on the beans, if anything for my own memory.
I’m 31 weeks pregnant now, which is pretty great in the preggo-with-twins department. Honestly, about a week ago, I thought they’d be here pretty soon. I was feeling really rough and having minor (but frequent) contractions. Then, I kind of turned a corner and started feeling better, and now I’ve gone several days without any tightening or contractions at all, so I guess the joke is on me?
As ready as I am to meet them, I’d prefer them to wait until about 35 weeks so that we don’t have any NICU time, and to be honest, I have a good bit of work to do before they get here to make sure we actually have an income when they come.
Some other interesting things I’ve noticed:
- My daughter really steals the show by wiggling and kicking all day long, but my son is a bit more chill so we are now keeping a close eye on his movements every day.
- I keep having consistent dreams about dancing. I danced for over 20 years, and I must miss it a lot because over and over again, I keep dreaming that I’m in ballet class, getting ready for a performance, and sometimes I’m on stage and don’t know what’s going on but I try to fake it anyway. Hmmm…
Anyway, please keep the Budget Blonde family in your thoughts. We have a lot going on and hubs still has a ridiculously important exam he needs to take in two weeks and so all the timing of everything is pretty crucial. We’ll see how it goes!
My Work Around the Web
I’m really grateful that I’ve still been able to keep up with my writing. It gives me a little bit of hope that I will be able to balance my job with being a mom when the time comes. Some days are definitely better than others, and I’ve had to swallow my pride and ask for an extension or two in the past two weeks due to feeling badly, but overall, I’d say I’m still chugging along pretty well:
Don’t Make the Same Silly Credit Card Mistakes I Did – Money Manifesto
Should I Pay Off My Student Loans With a Credit Card? – Guest Post on FinanceQA
Global Spending – AnyOption
Giving Your Spouse a Car is a Really Bad Gift – Frugal Rules
How to Avoid Going Over Budget on Vacation – Money Street Smart
10 Money Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid – YoungAdultMoney
Is It Worth It To Pay For a Dating Website? – BudgetEase
These blogs included my work in their carnivals, and I really appreciate it!
Carn. of Fin. Camaraderie at Four Hour Work Day
Yakezie Carnival at The Ultimate Juggle
Carn. of Financial Planning at The Wealth Gospel
Carn of MoneyPros at The Money Principle
Carn. of Fin. Camaraderie at Tuition Assist
Aspiring Blogger Fin. Carnival at Aspiring Blogger
Fin. Carn. for Young Adults at My Life, I Guess…
Carn Financial Independence at Gaming Your Finances
Carn of MoneyPros at Financial Nerd
Carn. of Financial Planning at Save and Conquer
Steals and Deals
My very talented and long time blog friend Jane is having a 40% off sale at her Etsy store, Janery. Long time readers might remember when I interviewed Jane about her store a while back. She has some really cute stuff, esp if you are a pet lover so ch-ch-check it out.
If you didn’t catch all the hype about Andrew and Matt, the fun loving dudes behind ListenMoneyMatters, you can check out their new e-book which will help beginning budget-ers understand all the ins and outs of Mint.
Great Posts From Other Bloggers
These bloggers really rocked my socks this past week:
Joe tells us 15 things to do with 5,000 in 2014
Holly is getting her DIY on.
Shannon devoted an entire week to writing about kids – perfect for me.
I’m excited my blog friend Kali is now writing for Careful Cents about her goal to be a full time blogger.
Mel wrote a whale of a post of 114 side hustles you can do!
Kim wrote about the mistakes that keep people in debt.
Stefanie asked if playing the lottery is insane?
Tonya’s buddy wrote about living in Hawaii and the cost of living in paradise.
The PoP’s did a He said/She said post about hustling vs. hassling. I have to side with the Mrs. on this one!
Have a great week everyone!