When I began my blog it was with the hope that eventually it would generate a little fun money that I could enjoy with the family. My husband is very frugal and only rarely deems any kind of entertainment worthy of the cost. That is why I am ever looking for free or cheap things to do with the kids or to take them to! Being the one at home schooling the kids all day, there are times that I just long to get out and do something. My husband, on the other hand, is gone most of the day, so when he gets home he doesn’t want to go anywhere. You can see my dilemma. When I began my blog, he promised that should I ever earn money with it, I could use the money to do fun things.
The kids have fun keeping up with how much we are making and how much we have to spend. It’s for all of us. They are after all a huge part of this little blog of mine! August was the first month that we made enough money to spend.
First of all, I want to teach my kids how important it is to give, so from what we receive we are taking a portion to give back to God, who is the giver of all blessings. Then we are taking a portion to put into savings for something big like a trip to Disney World which we would otherwise be unable to afford—we haven’t decided exactly what we will use it for yet. I guess it depends on how much we save. Finally, we are taking a portion to spend each month on something fun.
We had talked a lot about how we would spend our August money, but we hadn’t decided. Then one day after I spent all morning schooling the kids…how we spent our August money.