The Greatest Obstacle to Adoption

It’s one thing to read about ways to Decrease Expenses and another to execute it. You may have had good intentions before. Let’s change your mindset about the mistakes you’ve made. I want you to think about what it will feel like when the judge says, “This child is officially yours.” or When the doctor says, “It’s a girl.” That is the reason for you decreasing expenses. That is what should motivate you to change your spending habits. Read More

Book Review of Jen Sincero’s You Are a Bad*** At Making Money

This article may contain affiliate links, but each link has the Saver/Security Money Personality pledge. I only recommend if my Saver/Security Money Personality would actually buy it. I’ve teamed up with Devon Baeza, a fertility financial coach, to talk about our Money Mindset once a month on Family Money Coaching’s podcast. Be sure to subscribe… Read More

Book Review of Jen Sincero’s You Are a Bad*** At Making Money

This particular section of the book really struck me deep. Positive thoughts will bring you what you desire and negative thoughts will push them away. I look back on my life and I think of moments that I just knew everything something was going to happen. Jen Sincero gives 5 ways our thoughts work. Read More

Understanding Financial Infidelity

Nothing says dream smasher like Financial Infidelity. You have a dream of adopting a baby or trying to conceive through fertility and you realize that you need a substantial amount of money. Then you discover that your spouse has racked up $15,000 on a credit card that you weren’t aware they had. It’s like the… Read More

7 Resources for Adopting Debt Free

I love hearing stories of people successfully raising money to adopt. I see the hard work they put into the process and it’s the best feeling in the world to see their hard work payoff. That’s how I felt listening to Melinda Simmons talk to me about their journey to raise $36,000 for their international… Read More

Should I Borrow From My 401(k) To Pay For Adoption/Fertility?

  “You’ll need $17,500 for the full IVF cycle.” I remember the doctor saying this as we sat in his office discussing our options. We struggled with male infertility, which according to our doctor wasn’t uncommon. 1 in 8 couples struggle with infertility and 50% of them are male infertility. I don’t know if that… Read More

Fostering a child can change BOTH your lives.

In 2015 my husband and I found out that our daughter was going to have a biological sister. The mother kept testing positive for drugs during her pregnancy and we believed that DCS would take the baby. We started Path classes to become certified to be a foster home. We left messages for the caseworker… Read More

Don’t Let Fear Stop You From Being A Foster Parent

When I first approached my husband about fostering, his response was, “NO!”. There was no wishy-washy coming from him. I asked him what he was afraid of and his response was,”falling in love with them and sending them back to their birth parents.” Why are we so afraid of loving someone that needs to be… Read More