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Harmony Smith

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Name:
Creating My Kaleidoscope
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Debt, Parenting/Family
Start Year:
2014

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Location:
United States
Age:
30s
Race:
White
Gender:
Female
Life stage:
SIK (Single Income, Kids)
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Latest Blog Posts

As the end of 2018 approaches, I wanted to give everyone an update on the Smith Family.  There are a number of reasons why it’s been pretty quiet on this blog lately, including that we’ve been very busy enjoying all of the adventures that come with being a large, frugal … The post Monday Medley: Lots of Updates & Some Thoughts On Blogging When Things Are Going Well appeared first on ...
Posted: Nov 12 2018 @ 4:31 PM
Greetings from the Smith Family!  I have a long update post coming soon, but here’s a small spoiler: our financial situation has drastically improved.  You will be able to read all about the numbers and the family very soon, but this post is all about fixing up your home.  We’ve … The post The Smart Way To Fund Home Renovation appeared first on Creating My Kaleidoscope. ...
Posted: Nov 06 2018 @ 2:15 PM
In looking back over my blog posts over the past several years, they always seem to be a bit more spread out over the summer. It makes sense, because we’re on the go more during the warmer seasons of the year, trying to fill our days with as much adventure … The post A Cautionary Tale: How One Side Hustle Almost Cost Me Everything appeared first on Creating My Kaleidoscope. ...
Posted: Sep 13 2018 @ 12:45 AM
I hope you are having a great summer!  We have been a little too busy over the past few months, but continue trying to make the most of our time by focusing on family, frugal living, and being responsible with money.  I’m pleased to share the following guest post for … The post How To Be A Financially Responsible Adult appeared first on Creating My Kaleidoscope. ...
Posted: Aug 06 2018 @ 11:20 PM
I must start off by apologizing to my dear readers, as it has been quite a while since anything new has been posted here at Creating My Kaleidoscope.  Everything is fine, great actually.  We’ve just been very busy with family adventures, frugal living activities, and hustling too.   Celebrations Believe … The post Monday Medley: Where Have We Been? appeared first on Creating My Kaleidoscope. ...
Posted: Jun 19 2018 @ 12:26 AM
Frugal parenting come with many different types of challenges. A reader and Instagram buddy reached out to me about how we pay for birthday party presents. I agree with her that dropping the kids off to be entertained for a few hours can be really nice, but is it worth … The post Sending Kids To Birthday Parties Without Breaking Your Budget appeared first on Creating My Kaleidoscope. ...
Posted: May 01 2018 @ 11:09 PM
Many are calling us “brave” for taking five kids (including almost-one-year-old twins) on an adventure to Washington, D.C., but it was the perfect trip for us right now.  We were able to get away from home, enjoy some educational and entertaining experiences, and it really didn’t cost very much at … The post Our Road Trip To Washington, D.C. For $300 – With Five Kids! appeared first on Creating My Kaleidoscope. ...
Posted: Apr 19 2018 @ 10:36 AM
For the past couple of years I’ve been mentioning my “biannual tutoring side hustle.” I couldn’t say much more because it would have given away my occupation. As everyone now knows that I’m a lawyer, I can tell you more about one of my favorite (and most lucrative) side hustles. … The post Bar Exam Tutor: An Awesome Side Hustle For Attorneys appeared first on Creating My Kaleidoscope. ...
Posted: Mar 26 2018 @ 11:13 PM
I still can’t believe we’re almost done with March.  This year is flying by – but in a good way!  My job switch has made such a big difference in the focus of my days.  I am spending less time blogging and hustling, instead focusing on enjoying life as much … The post Monday Medley: Keep On Crawling Forward appeared first on Creating My Kaleidoscope. ...
Posted: Mar 19 2018 @ 11:48 PM
The following is a sponsored post for your reading enjoyment.     Perhaps the understatement of all time is that life as a parent is stressful. Finding ways to reduce the stress involved in raising a family, while earning a paycheck, is vital to your physical, mental and professional well-being. Using … The post Mindfulness and Earmuffs: Tools to Lower Stress and Enjoy Life appeared first on Creating My Kaleidoscope. ...
Posted: Mar 12 2018 @ 8:33 PM

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