Alyssa Gates

Alyssa was raised in the cornfields of Iowa, and spent her days teaching special education, hanging out with family, and working in the kitchen. After 16 inches of snowfall this winter, Alyssa, her husband Josiah, and their baby Liam, decided to relocate to sunny St. Augustine! When Alyssa isn’t endlessly trying to make Josiah and Liam laugh, she can be found playing board games, singing, or quoting Saturday Night Live skits. Alyssa has a heart for Jesus and working with children with special needs. As a new mama, Alyssa is figuring out the balance of work, family, and fun.

Get Out of Debt and Save Big in the New Year

It's a new year, which means that everyone is losing their marbles about creating and maintaining their New Year's Resolutions. I know, I know, it's another blog about being smart with your money...but WAIT!...

Four Simple Rules to Simplifying Gift Giving this Holiday Season

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Creating a Safer Halloween for ALL Kids #TealPumpkinProject

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Breakfast in Bed with DateBox

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