We are two longtime friends in our mid-thirties who grew up in suburban Houston together. Through the years, we found ourselves frequently sharing money-saving strategies, and decided that collaborating on a blog would be cheaper than long-distance phone calls.
Jo lives in central New Jersey with her husband, a stagehand, and two daughters, Scooter (age 3) and Skeeter (ten months). She makes a mean seven-layer dip and still knows all the words to the theme song from “the Facts of Life.”
Wendy lives in Austin, Texas, spending her days working as a web designer and content manager and her evenings refereeing an ongoing series of ridiculous contests between her six-year-old son and her husband. She likes furry, purry kittens and prog rock.
About Embrace the Penny
If you’d like to know what we’re all about, please check out our inaugural post. Though we are writing from our perspective as mothers of young children, many of the ideas we have to share apply to families of all kinds and configurations, with or without kids. We hope that you find the time you choose to spend with us to be both informative and entertaining, and that you join us often. If you would like our take on a particular subject, you need only drop us a line.