Live Q&A #10! Costco, discipline, makeup, budgeting for fun, and more! (Periscope)

Live Q&A via Periscope!

Last night I realized it's been for-eh-vuuuur (Sandlot, anyone?) since I've done a Live Q&A. Since I am now officially Periscope obsessed, I thought I'd do a spontaneous Live Q&A and see what happens! I answered questions and chit chatted and it was…well…it was awesome. I loved it. If you don't follow me on Periscope, be sure to download the free app and find me (@FunCheapOrFree) so you don't miss out on any action!

For those who missed the session, I uploaded the video to YouTube so you could watch it in your own time. So plug in those earphones, do your makeup, sort your laundry, or fill the dishwasher as you hear me answer questions including (but not limited to): What kind of diaper bag I use, how we get the kids out of the house, where I grew up, how I manage my kids at restaurants, makeup tips, how we came up with our kids' names, and more (including a cameo of #PoorChubbyOllie)!

See the video online or click and watch below:

Ps I promise to write down the questions next time so I don't lose track. It's hard to answer questions and read questions at the same time! ha! I promise to practice though. I'll be a pro, you wait and see. Here are some of the things I mentioned in my Q&A:

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So, what did you think of the Periscope Q&A? Would you like to see more like these? Let me know!

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Thanks for watching, see you Thursday ๐Ÿ™‚



  1. AvatarAmber K. says

    Hi Jordan – That was a fun video! You did a great job of handling questions on the fly! The segment on making friends was very interesting to me. I’ve been married for just over a year and I don’t have any kids yet. My husband and I moved into a new family ward two months ago and we haven’t made any friends there. (Our families live out of state so we definitely want friends. ) Over the last year I’ve just been hanging out with my single friends. I really want to make friends with other married people but so far no luck. Sometimes I feel like people with kids aren’t interested in making friends with people without kids. Is that at all true or am I totally off? I don’t have a calling yet so I’m in RS with many older women. I’m really hoping that I’ll get a calling that allows me to connect with other women closer to my age – kids or no kids! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • AvatarFunCheapOrFree says

      Hey Amber! Here’s my take on your friend-making situation. I don’t think that it’s that people with kids DON’T want to be friends with you, rather, I think that as a mom you’re somewhat forced to make friendships based on circumstance. One of my best friends in the world got married years after I did. Being married and trying to hang out with a single friend was really hard. Then we had a kid…and another kid…and another kid…before she even got married and had her first. Now she has a child…but I have 4! It’s not that I don’t want to hang out with her, and we still find time to here and there, but it’s hard when I have 4 kids on very different schedules, ages, and interest levels than hers. Hang in there! One thing I didn’t mention on the scope is that in order to make friends, YOU have to put forth the effort. Throw couples nights at your house, that way whether they have kids or not won’t matter. Dinner party, game night, dessert party, whatever. It will level the playing field a bit. But you will have to be the one to put out all the effort, unfortunately, that’s just (sadly) how it works. For me too! Hang in there and good luck!

      • AvatarAmber K. says

        Thank you, Jordan! I’m totally cool with putting out the effort. Your reply totally makes sense. I’ve been in the same situation with my best friend who had three kids before I got married. It’s hard to find time to get together. I’ve been feeling a little insecure in the family wards. I was in singles wards forever and it was so easy to make friends there. I’m just going to go back to planning get-togethers. It worked once and it can work again! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. AvatarDana says

    Hey Jordan! Love your Q&A’s and your site…I’ve been following you for a while now and I’ve had some success with your tips! Especially the 7 bank accounts…I had to modify it a bit to suit our family’s needs (we ended up with 5 instead of 7) and I’ve saved a lot in overdraft fees! Yay! I just wanted to comment on the Costco vs. Sams Club debate. We have both stores here in Reno and I have a membership to both. I find that Sams has slightly better (sometimes like pennies differences) prices on staples like milk, butter, bread, etc… but they don’t have a very big natural/organic section. Though, lately they have had more items like that to choose from. So they are catching up. I tend to impulse buy more at Costco because they carry stuff that Sams doesn’t so I just get it even if it’s not on my list. (Those Annie’s Bunny Fruit Snacks get me every time!) Plus, after a crazy crowded/chaotic/drifting huge cart/crying teething baby visit to Costco…I’m a little turned off by the place lately. (I could go on a bigger rant about that day…but I don’t think this is the right place for that) ๐Ÿ˜‰ Anyway, I’d like to hear about other’s experiences in shopping at either store and how they save money buying in bulk. Thanks!!

    • AvatarFunCheapOrFree says

      Love this take on Sams vs Costco! Yes I think the decision is personal and some Costco’s are better than others for sure. Thanks for sharing!

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