7 Tips for Making Your First Grocery Shopping Trip with a Toddler Easier

We all love our kids, but let's face it. Grocery shopping with them isn't always fun; especially if they're the toddler age. It can be stressful to help keep them where they should be, you might accidentally spend more if they toss something in the cart that you didn't see and … [Read more...]

40 Books That Teach Kids About Money

Teaching your kids about money is one of the most important things that a parent can teach a child, but it is quite often overlooked. It seems to me that a lot of parents simply expect their kids to automatically know how to create a budget or how to build an emergency fund. It's … [Read more...]

Camping with Kids – 10 Tips for an Awesome Family Camping Trip

I love the summer months for one big reason. Camping. Our family loves getting out in the woods and camping. No RV for us, we're rural campers meaning we use a tent with no power other than solar power and so on. There's just something about planning a hiking trip, planning a … [Read more...]

27 Creative and Useful Chore Charts for Tweens

My Emma might be 11 but she still needs guidance when it comes to doing her chores. She loves having a list in front of her and a way to mark it off. That got me thinking one night that she might do well with a chore chart. Unfortunately all of the ones that I could find for the … [Read more...]

In Five Years She Will Be Sixteen

I snuggled down beside by husband in bed three nights ago warm and safe chatting quietly with him about our plans for the next few years. The conversation bounced between business plans and plans for our personal life and especially my Emma. My plans for her schooling over the … [Read more...]

How to Pay for College Without Student Loans

Call me silly but I am of the opinion that debt often spells financial death for a lot of families. Because of that belief, I don't think that young people (oh my...I sound like my Dad now) should start their adult lives off with mounds of debt from student loans that they … [Read more...]

25 Kids Rainbow Crafts & Activities for Rainy Day Boredom Busters

My Emma is a tomboy to her core, but sometimes? She goes all girly on me. That's totally fine with me, but it can take me by surprise if I'm not paying attention. One of the ways that she does it is that she goes all girly when it comes to rainbows. She loves them and I love the … [Read more...]

Teaching Your Kids Want vs. Needs

    As parents, it is our jobs to teach our kids what they need to know in life and as much as some of us might hate it, a lot of those lessons are financial related. If you were to ask your kids what they want to know about money, one of the things you would … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Keep Your Tweens Safe Online

Moms? Let's face it. Even though we may not want to admit it, our babies grow up. I'm still in shock that in a few weeks, my Emma will be celebrating her 11th birthday. She's growing fast and while I'm totally not okay with that, I've grown to accept it over the last 11 years. … [Read more...]

5 Tips and Tricks To Teach Kids To Coupon

One of the hardest jobs that we as parents face is teaching our children about money. In today's society kids are after the hottest electronics and name brand clothing and most of the time, they don't stop to think about the cost or where the money to buy it is going to come … [Read more...]