We all want our kids to grow up to be hard working, creative, loving, honest and personally responsible adults before they leave our nest. With 5 children ages 3 to almost 16, and 18 years of marriage, we’ve had our share of medical issues, unforeseen crushing household financial struggles as well as parenting successes and… →
Before I became a mom, I vaguely understood that diapers were expensive. Let’s be honest, though…the actual cost of diapers doesn’t quite hit home until you’ve changed one just five minutes after your baby’s last blowout. There is no doubt, babies require a lot of diapers.
The holidays are just around the corner. As a mom, you know that creating memories with your family is one of the best things about Christmas. You want everything to be perfect and your loved ones deserve the best. Unfortunately, retailers play to these emotions during the holiday season. If you tend to associate appreciation… →
The mind of a Mom is a neverending whirlwind of to-do list items, worries, “I’m exhausted,” Disney songs embedded into our subconscious, “I want cookie dough/wine,” and (sad to say) fear for our children. We worry. We’re Moms. It’s what we do. As a Mom to a sassy 4-year old, I’m constantly wondering, “Am I… →
Making a budget is a very important step in taking control of your money and finances – but following it is no easy task. If you’re like many moms, you’ve created a budget and tried to follow it only to have it fall apart within a couple of months. Creating a budget is easy. Using… →
Did your parents teach you about money basics as a child or was money a non-topic in your household? When my husband and I got married ten years ago, we didn’t realize that we had two very different financial educations from our parents growing up. Because of this, we had differing strategies and viewpoints on… →
Ah, sweet summertime! The kids are out of school and hitting the streets for months of sunshine and fun. But the days of running through the neighborhoods with friends until the street lamps come on is quickly slipping by; kids today are looking for newer, more expensive ways to enjoy their summer break. From pricey… →
Being a parent is one of life’s greatest joys. However, when you’re the head of a single-parent household, parenthood can feel a little more overwhelming, especially when it comes to finances. Fortunately, creating a budget isn’t something you have to avoid. Here are five strategies to help you budget as a single parent.
To say leaving the workforce as the breadwinner of our family to become a stay-at-home mom was tough on our bank account is an understatement. I was bringing home 60% of our family income and carrying our family health insurance. But when something pulls at your heart day after day, you can only ignore it… →
If you’re anything like me, then your always asking your spouse to take out the trash. But let’s be honest, more times than not, you end up having to take out the trash yourself. Taking out the trash is like preparing for some intergalactic battle!