Here are some ways you can encourage and teach your kids to be responsible spenders and savers.
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Five years later, we are still using those same principles, with some flexibility, now that we know what works for us. I am not an expert in finance, and our strategies were simple. Here are some practical things that helped us reach our debt free status.
Then I had my first baby. And you know what I found? Breastfeeding was so hard. Physically hard. Emotionally hard. That baby had a terrible latch. I couldn’t pump enough milk to cover the bottom of a bottle. I was exhausted and hormonal. And I knew that all of those breastfeeding supplies meant nothing if […]
Because my feeling better isn’t just physical, although it is that, too. It’s emotional. I am emotionally better because I find the way I look more acceptable.
I have tried everything. Before that clock jumps ahead in the spring, I have spent two weeks inching back that bedtime, 5-10 minutes at a time. Nope. The kid isn’t fooled. In the fall, I have allowed him to stay up a little later, in hopes that he would sleep in and save me from […]
It all started with a simple poll of my friends via social media. I was genuinely curious. Most of my friends are moms, and I knew they would have good ideas. So I asked my question: What do you really want for Valentine’s Day? The responses I got were so unexpected, I expanded my poll […]
The morning before your sister arrived, you woke up extra early. Like usual, your dad offered you a cup of milk, and you laid in my arms on the couch while you drank it. After your milk was gone, you handed me the empty cup and went back to sleep (which you never do). Your […]