FRUGAL MOM MD
Welcome to my new blog on all things Mom MD related that I hope will provide some comedic and emotional relief to my readers. If there is one thing I have learned from the last 5 years with kids in process, is that finances are a very important part of health in every way. I have transitioned from my free love amateur pro athlete that never had to take care of anyone besides myself to a breadwinning mom that is now responsible for my husband, my one year old, my three year old, and our 11 year old dog in tow. This includes my adventure into home ownership, marriage, momdom, and now sole breadwinner thank you COVID 19. I am not complaining; I know I am very lucky thus far given the current world situation and blessings that I have everyday. So here goes....
This post will just catch you up to date for my last 3 years. If you have followed along, we bought a house, turned it into an urban farm, and were married in our backyard. Since then we have produced two new human beings with little outside help besides the delivery and normal obstetric care thank you ovaries as I advanced into my 40s. We now reside in our 2 bedroom ranch with an additional basement room and the help of a small DIY truck camper purchased off craigslist. Why does this matter you ask....let me explain. Two children of the toddler and infant age group are not the best sleepers and combine that with an er schedule of night shifts it comes to reason that innovation has to happen. We live in a suburb of Denver where the cost of living is reasonably high and purchasing a new house is not in our budget. Currently, my daughter sleeps in our master bathroom in a pack and play with the bathtub now serving as a closet. We maintain our master bedroom for times when we can sleep at night and one adult always sleeps there to be within 3-8 feet of the children at all times. My son sleeps next door in his own bedroom. We have a basement bedroom that could eventually house a teenage child but for now only allows for a home office during the time of COVID. Eventually in the not to distant future my daughter will outgrow her pack and play and move into the master bedroom with her brother for the next few years and hope to have an awesome playroom that can confine all their toys yet produce the reasonable amount of fighting to be expected in a shared room situation. The basement bedroom is unfortunately too loud for sleep during the daytime hours due to a multiple of factors at this time and here comes in the diy truck campers which is perfect for sleeping in after late night shifts as well as sleeping during the day for night shifts. Problem fixed for now...
I could go into countless budget detail about our frugal living and investment options but I prefer not to at this time. That will come later and it has been one of the main reasons I have been able to recover from my student loan debt and most other forms of debt in the past 3 years as well as building a investment portfolio that will hopefully support my husband and I into an early retirement, provide college tuition for our children, and cover future health care expenses. So until next time......" where all the women are strong, men are good looking, and children are above average..."
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