How Do You Put Child Locks on a Small Business? Let Me Show You What I Did

One thing I haven’t really discussed here – and I like to give you guys behind-the-scenes every now and again – is how I’ve been #BizNesting. You see, when I quit my day job in January 2013 to pursue Frugal Confessions and writing…
baby arrived

Our Big Announcement: Baby Has Arrived!

If you're a regular here, then you might have wondered to yourself whether or not we've had our little guy yet. Well, I'm happy to announce that on October 10th at 9:06 a.m., Baby Conner came into the world at 7 lbs. 10 ounces, and 21.4"…
preparing for baby

Baby Preparation + Nesting is in Full Swing

If we've never met before: hello, I'm Amanda, and I'm a preparation junkie. It makes me feel calm. It helps to focus my excited energy on something tangible (yes, I'm a list checker-offer). It helps me to visualize getting to an end…
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Ginormous (and Also, About the Size of a Turnip) Announcement Here at Frugal Confessions

I've been operating over here with a bit of a secret and I'm ready to spill the bean (only one, that we know of): my husband and I are expecting our first baby! What a wonderful blessing for us, one we had been hoping to receive for some…
total money makeover steps

It's Been 7 Years Since I First Read Total Money Makeover...Where We Are Now

We started through the Total Money Makeover steps 7 years ago. I'm going to share what they are, and the progress we've made to complete them. It was 7 years ago when I first moved to Houston to be with my now-husband, Paul. One of the things…
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Behind-the-Scenes of Frugal Confessions' Second Year in Business

Testing boundaries. Check. Business mood swings. Check. Growing independence (while simultaneously counting on the mercy of others to help me with basic needs). Check. Yup...I just wrapped up my second year (aka the Terrible Two's) in business.…