In June, I got an email from Google.
They were wishing me a happy birthday.
My first thought?
WHOA. Google got dumb. It’s not my birthday.
Then I realized that while it wasn’t my birthday, it was Femme Frugality’s birthday. A few months ago, this little blog turned 10 years old.
The Past Year-ish.
It’s been quite the ten years. I almost feel like claiming 10 years is cheating as I didn’t post here at all over the summer.
Part of that was because my life responsibilities have ballooned so much since the pandemic hit. I’ve still been working, but to my chagrin I haven’t been able to put in as many hours as I did before.
But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been working on any endeavors. In fact, there’s one project I’m almost ready to launch.
An exciting one.
The next big thing I’ve been working on behind the scenes.
The Next Big Thing.
This Spring, my colleague Joyce and I spoke at an event together. As we were preparing, we caught up with each other on pandemic life.
What was working for us.
And what madness the world had fallen into.
During those discussions, we came to a realization: We had financial experiences we needed to share with others. Because of our jobs, we also know people who are sources of immense financial knowledge.
With our experiences and access, Joyce and I decided we needed to start a podcast. And so we shall.
Mom. Autism. Money.
As I write, we’re editing Season 1 of Mom. Autism. Money. On the new podcast, Joyce and I sit down with experts in the fields of finance, education, law, autistic self-advocacy, parenting and more.
We’re delving into topics like:
- Medicaid/Medicare coverage across the States.
- Access to education.
- Kids’ credit reports.
- College funding.
- Special needs trusts.
- ABLE accounts.
And all the other things that make managing your finances different as the parent of an Autistic child.
How to Support
Whether you’ve been here for 10 years or 10 seconds, I greatly appreciate you. Your support over the years is what has made my career possible, and I never take that for granted.
If you’d like to support this next big effort moving forward, here are some ways you can help:
- If you are Autistic, the parent of an Autistic child, or another family member who participates in the finances, join the Mom Autism Money Facebook community.
- If you know someone who would be interested in the community, send them the link!
- Subscribe to the Mom Autism Money email list.
- Subscribe to the Mom Autism Money Youtube channel.
- Contact me about sponsoring an episode.
If you subscribe to the Femme Frugality email list, you’ll also receive updates — at least about the initial launch!
We’re planning to bring the podcast to all the listening platforms in about a month. Stay tuned for the latest details.
Thank you for the past 10 years!
If they’ve taught me anything, it’s that you never know what the next 10 may bring.