Welcome to Want What You Have (or WWYH, as long-time readers refer to it). I’m glad you’re here! If you’re reading this page, chances are you’ve just stumbled upon our little piece of the web, so let me introduce you to the WWYH family:
Learn more about me here: 100 Random Facts About Me
My husband and I have been together for nearly 13 years, and married for 11. We’re a great team because we share the same faith, values, and sense of humor, and are truly the best of friends. He is brilliant and creative, funny and silly, a devoted father, and my great love. You can learn more about us in these posts:
If you’d like to read about our life from my husband’s perspective, please see his guest post series, beginning with this post.
We’re blessed with three spirited, bright, and adorable children, all conceived with the help of IVF. You can read our IVF story here.
Bee is our 10-year-old daughter, and our firstborn. She got her nickname because when she was a baby she had pudgy apple cheeks, and an enormous dimpled grin, and my husband always said that she reminded him of the Honey Nut Cheerios bee. Bee is extremely bright, an accomplished ballerina, and a tender heart. You can learn more about her in these posts:
Cakes is our 6-year-old daughter, and the middle child. She’s affectionate and funny, somewhat quirky, and very energetic. She got her nickname because when I was pregnant with her, and we didn’t know her gender, we referred to her as “Babycakes,” which was later shortened to just Cakes (with a myriad of other variations). Somehow, it seems to suit her. To read more about Cakes, please see:
DJ (short for Daniel James) is our 2-year-old boy, and the baby of the family. He’s serious and sweet, rough and tumble, and always a handful. DJ was an unexpected blessing because he was our last embryo, and had been frozen for more than 7 years. Before the embryo transfer, our doctor cautioned, “Don’t get your hopes up.” He gave us a mere 15% chance of pregnancy, but DJ is proof that God is in control, and He knows no limits. We refer to DJ as our “Superbaby,” because not only did he beat insurmountable odds, but he also weighed 12 pounds, 6 ounces at birth! I documented DJ’s journey into the world – from conception to birth – on this blog, and you can learn more about “The Boy,” in these posts:
Pumpkin is our adopted cat. He’s orange and fluffy, often a pain in the butt, and sometimes not very bright, but we love him anyway. Read more about Pumpkin here.
I began writing this blog in January of 2008, 6 months after my husband and I paid off our mortgage, and achieved total debt freedom. To get an idea of what we’re all about, please see Want What You Have – From A to Z. You might also be interested in Our Total Money Makeover, and How We Remain Debt Free. You can find links to other posts of interest in the navigation menu below the header.
While you’re here, you might enjoy visiting the Top 10 Most Popular Posts of all time (updated 3/2/13):
10. A Typical Day at Our House
9. 20 Tips to Help You Be More Organized
8. 13 Tips for Keeping a Clean, Simple Home with Kids
7. How to Make a Weekly Work Schedule
6. Organizing Your Chest Freezer for Maximum Benefit
5. A Tour of Our Home
4. 11 Tips to Help You Get Motivated to Clean
3. How to Make Your Own Resurrection Eggs
2. A Daily Schedule for Stay-at-Home Moms
1. How to Make Your Own Baby Wipes
My goal as a blogger is to help my readers get organized, save money, get out of debt, and find time for what’s really important – faith, family, and friends -with lots of smiles, and hopefully even a few belly laughs along the way.
(Please see my interview at Thrift Culture Now to learn more about the mission of this blog).
Thanks for visiting. Please leave a comment and introduce yourself, and I hope you’ll come back and see us again!