More Than Just Making It - Book Review

Book Description: 

When you're trapped in a cycle of financial frustration, and you feel like you've tried everything only to end up with more month than money yet again, More Than Just Making It is your promise and pathway to thriving again.
Take it from someone who's been there. Erin Odom grew up in the private schools and neatly manicured lawns of Upper Middle Class America, but was thrown into low-income living during the economic crash. She was a stay-at-home-mom, her husband was supporting the family on a teacher's salary, and despite the fact that they had no debt to their name, they were scrambling to make ends meet. Suddenly Erin found herself standing in line for food stamps, turning down play dates because she couldn't afford the gas, and ultimately walking into bankruptcy court in the eighth month of her third pregnancy.
More Than Just Making It tells the story of their breaking point, as well as the triumph of their comeback. It took hard work, creativity, and faith in God’s provision to reset their bank account as well as their hearts, but ultimately they found a new way to thrive and freedom from financial anxiety. You can do the same. Learn how Erin and her family saved enough money to put $30,000 down on a home, buy a minivan in cash, and begin sending their daughter to private Christian school. More Than Just Making It will encourage readers to rise above their circumstances, empower them with money-saving tips, and reimagine the good life as God designed it outside the myth of the American Dream.

My Review:

No matter where you and your family are financially, this book has something to offer you! Erin is an engaging writer that has produced a book to help with those struggling financially. You will read about her experiences, find practical advice and you will be moved deeply to rethink financial life. She truly digs deeply and gets to the heart of living on a low income. She also offers hope and help and explains how to change things when having a financial hardship.  


Happy 13th Birthday Aidan!

It's hard for us to believe that our oldest son, Aidan, is now a teenager! Where did the time go? It seems like only yesterday we were bringing home an eight pound, blond haired, brown eyed baby boy... and now you are becoming a young man. We are so proud of you Aidan! You bring so much joy to our lives. You are full of life and have a great love for the Lord. I pray that you continue to grow in God's love and become the man he created you to be. 

This year has been exciting for you. We have traveled to many locations and you loved every moment of it. You are definitely like me (Mommy)... you love to visit new places. You have a great sense of adventure.

For your birthday we had a family party here at our house. You requested a marble cake with chocolate icing and coke floats. We had a wonderful time!

You also wanted to go eat at Buffalo Wild Wings (one of your favorite restaurants). I'm not sure which made you more happy... the honey bbq wings or the chocolate cake they gave you! 

Happy 13th Birthday Aidan! I hope you have another wonderful year and many more to come! We love you Buddy!! 


   Mommy, Daddy and Noah  

Aidan's 13th Birthday Interview

  1. What is your favorite color? Blue and Red
  2. What is your favorite thing to do? Play video games
  3. What is your favorite animal? Snow Leopard 
  4. What is your favorite song? I don't have one. 
  5. What is your favorite book? The Hobbit, by: J.R.R. Tolkien
  6. What is your favorite thing to drink? Blue Cream Frostie
  7. What is your favorite food? Japanese Teriyaki Chicken and Rice 
  8. What is your least favorite food? Peas 
  9. What do you want to be when you grow up? I'm not really sure. 
  10. If you had one wish what would it be? That I could have more wishes. 
  11. What is your favorite memory of when you were 12? Our big roadtrip when we went to North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and Tennessee!! 
  12. What is one thing you hope to do now that you are 13? Kill a deer... I shot one but it ran away :( 
  13. Where is your favorite place to eat? Buffalo Wild Wings and Yummy Yummy
  14. What makes you happy? Fishing, hunting, playing video games and spending time with my family and friends. 
  15. What would you like everyone to know? I honesty can't think of anything.