One of the biggest expenses of any wedding is the venue. Finding a place to host the wedding ceremony and/or reception can take a serious chunk out of your budget! But, did you know that there’s a world of options outside the traditional hotel ballroom or event center? It’s true! These days, just about ANY place can be a wedding venue and the best part? Lots of them are cheap or even free! Check out my list of 10 cheap or free wedding venues (and then get your fingers to Googling one in your area)!
I’ve been lucky enough for the last year to be able to snag the car from my husband (we’re a one car family) once a week so I can take my daughter to storytime at our local library. Since it’s literally the only time she gets to socialize with other children during the week, I’ve worked really hard to be sure and get us there no matter what. Sure, she sucks at sitting still and listening (and frequently stand RIGHT IN FRONT of the book being read) but she’s definitely grown and gotten better at participating. I do love seeing her enjoy the new books and playing with toys but, I gotta tell ya, as a total introvert, I’m totally over being there with other parents. I KNOW! I’m an asshole. But listen, they’re all there and have all these different personalities and, for my social anxious ass, it’s super overwhelming. And they all basically fall into the same groups, or, as I like to call it – the 10 people you meet at library storytime: