Author Archives : Mrs WoW

Wandering with the Wows: Volunteering in Cambodia- Part 1


Whenever I mention any of my volunteer work, it never fails that I always get asked one question.   How do you find placements or organizations to volunteer with? And I usually initially respond with “Do your research!” There are a lot of spammy volunteer organizations out there, so you definitely want to pick one that is reliable and trusted”,…

A Tale of Two Races


The Beginning Before I jump in, I wanted to give a shout out to the Happy Philosopher, since this post was born out of a chat I had with him at last year’s FinCon. It’s funny how a simple mention of a story while talking with a friend can lead into a full on discussion about life. Thanks HP for providing…

Staying in Shape Without a Fancy Gym Membership


Changes on the Path the FI   Since starting on the path to financial independence, there have been a lot of changes in the waffle household. Fortunately for you, most of these changes I have already written about. These changes include how I: reduced my phone bill learned to compost started decluttering cut back on my carbon footprint started a…

Ode to Merc


Let’s just say that the last 4-6 weeks have been a little rough over here in the waffle household.  I don’t know if Mr. Wow felt it, but I sure did. So many things were just out of control.  Sleep, eating, stress, beer consumption, lack of working out, poor work productivity.  I felt as if my life was in a…

MythBusters: Composting Edition


Five lessons we have learned since starting to compost.  Let’s bust some myths.   Guys, I have an announcement to make. We have been legit composters for 1 1/2 years now. Can you believe it?   And not only are we legit, we have actually been successful too.  Damn, it feels good to be a ganster composter.     For people…