Hi! I’m Lisa…mommy, wife, former teacher turned blogger and lover of coffee, wine and travel! There’s nothing I love more than hanging out with my two sweet girls, having date night with my hubby or enjoying a girl’s night out with my friends! I also LOVE to travel and it’s my dream to travel the world and hit all seven continents (but I’m saving Antarctica for last because I don’t like being cold)! I’m only at three right now so if you have any connections with The Amazing Race, please tell them to give me a call!!!
I taught Kindergarten for 14 years but became a stay at home mom when we moved to Florida in 2014. It was something I’d always wanted to do! However, I needed to find a way to entertain myself for those times when the kids were in bed and hubby was working late. I can only binge watch so many shows on Netflix! One night as I was enjoying a glass of wine and shopping online, the proverbial light bulb popped on over my head and my first blog, a shopping blog, was born.
I named it Fun Money Finds. Fun Money was the money that I spent on fun stuff like shoes and nights out with my girlfriends. This was going to be a blog about where to find fun places to spend that money.
However, I soon realized that I wanted to write about topics that were more relevant to me and my friends. I changed the name to Fun Money Mom and started writing about food, parenting, saving money, etc. Eventually I started writing about travel too and Fun Money Mom has slowly become more of a lifestyle blog. Though I was supposed to go back to teaching after a two year break, blogging has become my passion and I’ve never looked back.
In addition to Fun Money Mom, I recently co-founded Beautiful Budget Life, a blog that focuses on all the ways you can live a beautiful life, even if you’re on a budget. I’m also a regular contributor to Traveling Mom (look for me as “Do It All Traveling Mom”) and occasionally the Huffington Post.
Thanks so much for stopping by my little corner of the internet! I hope you’ve enjoyed it and will keep coming back!