Traveling when you have young children and leaving them at home is tough on you and your kids. Finding ways to connect while you are gone is important. Ways to connect for the parent who is away: phone calls: nightly phone calls are a great way to connect at the end of a long day, […]
How much money do you need to be “rich?” Everyone has a number. For many it’s a $1,000,000. For others it’s $100,000 in the bank. Some adults will say being rich isn’t just about money, and while I agree I decided to limit my questions to solely money. This is a totally unscientific poll of […]
“Can I have that, please???â€
As a parent, how often have we heard that familiar phrase? If you don’t have kids, I’m sure you remember a time you berated your parents for a prized possession. What’s a parent to do? Give them an allowance, of course!
When we converted our oldest son’s room into an office, we knew we weren’t done simply by moving his bed. The room he is sharing with his brother is small. It has enough room for 2 beds, but we would prefer the beds to be bunked so the boys would have more room to play […]
Cathy from Chief Family Officer wrote a simple meditation guest post on Get Rich Slowly about the cost of having kids and how having children affects your financial plans. There was a huge response, and so many different opinions. I found myself reading along fascinated by all the different points of view from a post […]
One of the main lessons I try to teach the kids is to care. For the Earth, for each other, for themselves, and their belongings. They have really taken the idea to heart of late and have been asking me to keep items I would otherwise recycle. I’m considering adding a bin to their art […]
Throwing a birthday party can be an expensive endeavor but with a little planning it doesn’t have to be. Local birthday venues start at around $200 for a simple no frills birthday, and with 4 kids with cold weather birthdays that can add up fast! Instead we host frugal birthday parties at home, and use […]