Oct 20th, 2012 by Jennifer Lynn
FINALLY I have an opportunity to loll about with a cup of tea while I update my finances and catch up on some writing tasks. It took three hours to wrestle Lexi down for a decent nap today and when she insists on skipping sleep like this, she mutates into this drunk-y and crazed savage critter who bumbles into furniture and walls. WHY WILL THIS CHILD NOT SLEEP??!
Sigh. Onward to other weekend jibber jabber:
“My Financial Challenge Update”
As a stay-at-home mommy without a reliable income stream, I made a financial challenge at the start of summer to raise $1,000, somehow. This is how things currently stand:
(All income was passively made from previous writing projects & sponsors.)
June – $80.00
July – $57.71
August – $425.80
September – $0
October – $262.50 (yaaaay!)
Starting in November I’ve been called to participate in a two-week focus group on lip balm (heh), which will compensate around $150. Hecka’ cool!
Broke-Ass Mommy Site Stats
2 subscribers (Can I send you something to express my gratitude? A jelly bean, perhaps?)
73 broke-ass subscribers, as of this morning. (woo-hoo!)
Alexa Rankings –
July 10th: 3,507,434
July 17th: 1,725,804
July 30th: 1,236,943
August 6th: 906,877
August 8th: 826, 155
September 5th: 369, 754
September 16th: 312,130
October 12th: 261,838
(current) October 20th: 237,847
Page Rank: 2
Here are some personal finance reads I enjoyed for your weekend perusing pleasure.
So Over This – Why I Stopped Pushing My Son to Go to College.
Budgeting in the Fun Stuff – Build A Home Series: Finally Closed (and pics!)
The Financial Blogger – Why Everybody Gets In Line to Kick Me in the Nuts???
Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses – How the Recession Has Motivated Me to Kick Ass at Life.
Finance Fox – Money Mistakes in Relationships.
Modest Money – Why I Would Never Lease A Car.
Edward Antrobus – My Money Pet Peeve: Skipping Frugality Because Earning More Is ‘Better’. (Congratulations on having your article mentioned in MSN Money, Edward!)
Femme Frugality – Frugal Tip: Student Deals and Discounts.
Club Thrifty – What I Want My Kids to Know About Money.
Pelican On Money – Get Rid of Credit Card Debt Once and for All.
Shared tweets for Broke-Ass Mommy this week. You guys are awesome!
Broke-Ass Mommy featured around the web:
Yakezie Carnival at CultOfMoney
Carn. of Financial Camaraderie at Master the Art of Saving
Wealth Artisan’s FinCarn at Wealth Artisan
Y and T’s Weekend Ramblings at Young and Thrifty
Carnival of MoneyPros at Making Sense of Cents
Remember my blurry spider from last time? Well, here he is again in all his glory BECAUSE HE IS SO BAD ASS. I knew I had a better pic burrowed somewhere, and I finally extracted it from one of our phones that got shoved into some random corner of the apartment after our camping trip, until it was re-discovered last night meshed in a pile with M.’s other gadgety stuff.
Presenting Itsy Bitsy, the Spider:
Rawr! Have a bad ass weekend, y’all.