How to make a budget is not difficult. Implement these easy steps and you will have a working budget that is easy to manage. Image of a graphic called How to Make a Budget with a graphic if a budget sheet with income and expenses to be logged and a pen on it. Besides that is a graphic of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division symbols.
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How to Make a Budget

Now, I hope you do not go run and hide after reading the title of this post! Learning how to make a budget is a lot easier than it sounds. I will walk you through 6 simple steps to create and maintain a budget to track your monthly income and expenses. A budget is simply… Continue reading How to Make a Budget

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The Gift of a Marriage Encounter Weekend

"Have you ever been on a Marriage Encounter Weekend?" our friend asked us out of the blue. Our two families were sitting together enjoying a pancake breakfast after Mass one day and during a lull in our conversation, he asked us this question. "No, we haven't," was our answer. "Well, you should go," was his… Continue reading The Gift of a Marriage Encounter Weekend

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More Tips for Going To Mass with Young Children

Going to Mass with our young children can be a challenge. Whatever we can do to make it more enjoyable for all of us means we will be able to pay closer attention to Mass and leave church feeling filled spiritually rather than feeling tired physically and frustrated emotionally. To continue from last week's post,… Continue reading More Tips for Going To Mass with Young Children

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Tips for Going To Mass with Young Children

Have you ever received a look from someone at Mass? As a parent, you probably know what look I am talking about! It is the look that says many things all at once. Your child is making noise! This is Mass! Be quiet! Take that kid out of here! Why did you bring your kids… Continue reading Tips for Going To Mass with Young Children

Going to "Short Mass." Going to daily Mass helps us to grow in our faith. Image of an altar in a Catholic Church covered with a white table cloth with white candles in gold candle holders on it.
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Going to “Short Mass”

Our youngest son calls weekday Mass "short Mass" and weekend Mass "long Mass." At a weekday Mass (also called daily Mass), there is no music and usually there is one less Bible reading than on a weekend Mass, so these Masses end up being about 20-30 minutes shorter. Our son noticed the difference! When we… Continue reading Going to “Short Mass”