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!
Do you feel uncomfortable and awkward about teaching your kids about money? Do you find it hard to broach money topics to them in your daily life? You’re not alone. My parents hardly ever talked about money in my presence. Because of this, I didn’t know how to manage my money wisely.
It’s hard to know what you will actually use once your little one is born. What do you really need to buy for a baby, and how do you save money on all the baby stuff? If you want to save money as a mom, it starts by consolidating the list of things you need… →
What’s the fastest way to end a conversation with your husband? Bring up the words “family budget!” That’s how it is in my house, but budgeting and teaching kids about money are top concerns for modern moms. I sure hope my kids are better with their money than I’ve been over the years.