Sep 11, 2017
Episode #026 with Erin
Hope for the Financially Frustrated
Today we are going to be talking about a totally new topic—I don’t know why, but that makes me so excited! I’m really passionate about finances, and it’s not something I typically blog or podcast about. We’re going to be talking to Erin Odom about her new book, More than Just Making It. It is, as the tagline says, hope for the heart of the financially frustrated.
Erin actually has an amazing backstory because she grew up in the upper middle class, but was thrown into hard times with the economic crash. She’s a stay at home mom and even though she and her husband had no consumer debt, they were still struggling to make it. Erin soon found herself standing in line for food stamps and walking into bankruptcy court during the eighth month of her third pregnancy. This book is going to talk about her story, and how they got out of debt. She is the founder of The Humble Homemaker—a blog dedicated to grace-filled living and to encourage mothers in the trenches. You are going to love Erin’s southern charm and her practical content. You will feel like you have known her forever, and I know you are just going to be blessed by this episode!
I cannot wait for you to hear this episode!
ON A SIMPLY JOYFUL NOTE…
Erin shares she's really bad about saying “no”, but she has learned that if she is always saying “yes” to everyone, she is saying “no” to her family. Learning how to say “no” has been huge for her.
She also shares about taking care of three daily “D’s”—Dirty clothes, unload Dishwasher, and Dinner—even if you have a meal, ask yourself “what’s for dinner” that way you can be prepared even if you are working off a meal plan.
IN THIS EPISODE…
Grab your favorite drink and settle in—you are going to LOVE this episode!
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Erin Odom is the founder of The Humbled Homemaker, a blog dedicated to grace-filled living designed to equip and encourage mothers in the trenches. Her Southern charm and wealth of inspirational, practical content has drawn an audience of millions over the years. Erin and her husband, Will, live in the South where they raise their four children.
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