I apologize for my lack of attendance here the past several days. I had reached the point of burn out and really needed a break. Blogging is very time consuming and I needed to step back and decide if this was something I needed to continue, what the effect is on my family time and the stress level having to put a post up can cause. I must tell you that I am very passionate about what I write about and I love writing it, but I will not be able to post on a very regular basis until my schedule eases up a bit. I have one graduating in a few weeks and the two oldest are playing softball. Going into this blogging adventure I wrote to “please” others although nobody was pushing me to do anything. I wrote long, every day posts to do what I thought I had to do. I now realize (thanks Darlene) that I put that pressure on myself. So I plan to continue on here at Practicing Frugal and take things a bit more slowly. My posts will be much more slow in coming until I can get a block of free time to get some things written ahead of time. For many reasons I will not have a facebook page or twitter page for Practicing Frugal. You can follow me by visiting the blog or by subscribing to my email updates on new posts. I love this blog and love writing, but I am also very passionate about my quality time with my family. Thanks for the support!