Reading September 20, 2021

Books B Loves: @ 14 months

I’m starting this new mini series partially because I love seeing what other people (and their kids) are reading, partially because I don’t ever want to forget these tiny details. Not that I’d forget how many times I’ve already read Llama Llama at bedtime, but I may forget that little “ohhhhh” and the headshake he does when I make the sound effects for Mama Llama…

Budgeting August 22, 2021

Saving Money on Cell Phone Service

If you’re just joining me: Hi, my name is Jona and I’m a budget believer. We have a written budget every single month and we (for the most part) stick to it. We don’t spend the month away and then tally up how much we’ve (over)spent for each category. Now that we’re down to one full-time income, we’re looking for more ways to reduce our…

Parenthood August 17, 2021

This Crazy Little Thing Called… Elimination Communication

A few hours after B was born, I remember one of our midwives asking if I had ever heard of elimination communication. “No,” I said, but in a way sounding curious. She then replied with something along the lines of, “oh, it’s this beautiful way of communicating with your baby and learning their bodily rhythms…” Honestly she lost me because it seemed too complicated and…

Uncategorized August 2, 2021

Honey, I’m home!

Back in 2009 I started a random WordPress blog called Zeelemons to document my first paid vacation (spoiler: it was a stay-cation) and I think the only viewers I had were my co-workers. But quickly it morphed into something that gained traction as life happened (read: a long-term breakup) and then continued to happen (read: a new boyfriend, training for my first marathon, becoming an…