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Free Printable Christmas List for Kids

Here in The Nerddom, we try very hard to teach our kids that Christmas is about more than “stuff” and “getting.” I created this printable Christmas list to help them focus less on the stuff and more on the true spirit and meaning of Christmas. This post may contain some affiliate links for your convenience, which means if you make […]

10 Ways to Stretch Your Budget

Living on one income is difficult, there’s just no getting around that fact. It takes discipline, sacrifice, and a lot of prayer!  Here are 10 of the best tips we’ve learned over the past 20 years to help stretch your budget as far as you possibly can. This post may contain some affiliate links for your convenience, which means if […]

Camping with Kids – Scavenger Hunts

I have to admit. At first, the thought of camping with kids, and keeping them occupied, seemed a bit overwhelming. As with any potential problem I did what I do best…headed over to Pinterest to find some options and inspiration. It was there that I discovered scavenger hunts! Perfect! A scavenger hunt will keep the kids busy, and we’ll learn […]

What a Crazy Summer! Ready For Our Fall Bucket List!

  Hello again! No, I did not disappear from the face of the planet! This has just been an incredibly crazy summer! Between weeks of swim lessons, VBS (twice), weekly horse riding lessons, visits from our son (and lots of them, yay!), helping my sister move, and planning our new school year…well, I didn’t find much time for writing. BUT, […]

Teaching Kids the True meaning of Memorial Day at LifeInTheNerddom.com

Teaching My Kids the True Meaning of Memorial Day

Memorial Day – it seems such an odd day to “celebrate.” The parties and barbecues and games are a stark contrast to the somber remembrance of lives lost.Over the years the true meaning of Memorial Day has been lost in the excitement of a 3 day weekend and the celebration of the beginning of summer.I want my children to understand […]

Lessons Learned from Weekly Budget Meetings

In our nearly 23 years together, I had always handled the money in our marriage. I kept track of our budget in my head, and I kept us from spending more than we had, but my method wasn’t very good at keeping Nerdy in the loop, or at tracking every penny of money.Back in January of this year, we decided […]

When My Son Joined the Army

It wasn’t even on my radar. The Army had always been a “no way mom, that’s not for me” conversation. Then one day our son decided that he wanted to just go and ask some questions and get some information. The next thing I knew, he was handing me enlistment papers.He had joined the Army. He was 19. He had […]

Why I’m Not a Get Up Early Mom

I have never been a morning person. I’m sure getting up early works for some, if not most, people, but there are some of us that simply are not early rising people and our reasons for not getting up early vary widely.   This post may contain some affiliate links for your convenience, which means if you make a purchase […]

Debt Free Christmas - Make a Plan to Shop All Year at LifeInTheNerddom.com

Debt Free Christmas – Make a Plan to Shop All Year

Ok, before you write me off as mental for broaching the topic of Christmas in April, give me a paragraph or two to explain!You see, if I want to have a truly debt free Christmas then I have to plan ahead. Like waaaay ahead. If I wait until November to start thinking about Christmas then I either break the bank, […]

Our Favorite Camping Tips, Tricks & Hacks

Today we’re talking camping tips, tricks and hacks!I’m so excited that you’ve joined me for this week’s Camping Series, where I’m sharing meal and snack ideas, fun & games and lots of great tips, tricks and hacks for making your next camping trip the best it can be!What follows are the tips & tricks that we’ve used, or decided to […]