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January 26, 2019

I decided to create something for my family to use - something with prompts to help us dig deeper and THINK about the answers. And,  because I love things to look pretty I got really excited about creating a format where I could record my memories and have a visual scr...

August 31, 2018

Hello friends! I've been away from my blog for a while. Since my last post - I wrote a book; hung out with my family; opened up an Etsy store and became obsessed with Disney Cruisers!

April 6, 2018

Our society doesn’t hate debt - but it should.  If not for our own sake as adults, then we should for the sake of our children. Kids are growing up completely immersed in marketing.  It is pervasive on every website, embedded in movies and television, not to mention al...

January 8, 2018

It's easy to overspend on groceries and restaurants - unless you are using cash! We showed our kids how much money we spent a month on food and they were amazed. We talk alot about having a budget and not spending more than we have - but this activity made the mone...

December 1, 2017

The holiday season is magical - everyone is friendlier; our houses are decorated so prettily; there is rich food everywhere; and heartwarming music is pouring from every public speaker.  It’s the season of love and kindness!  Unfortunately, this season is the hardest t...

October 18, 2017

Through trial and error, we came upon a system that works for us! We review the kids chore chart and their behavior and pay them out commissions IF they do the work! It is a great way for us to discuss, calmly, their success in owning their responsibilities!

October 5, 2017

My response is my responsibility. I must stop blaming my environment for my spending habits. If my ice dispenser stops working I do not need to go buy a new refrigerator. I can reach in and grab the ice, or figure out how to fix it! It doesn’t matter if that’s not ho...

September 13, 2017

Have you ever gotten an unexpected check in the mail? Let’s say it was for $50. It’s exciting to get surprise money You might think, “I’m going out to dinner, I have $50”, and “I’m getting a new shirt, I have $50”, and “I can afford tickets to the concert, I have $50.”...

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