Category: Family

Why I don't pay my kids for good grades

Why you shouldn’t pay your kids for good grades

I wrote a series on kids, money and allowance.  It basically talked about teaching kids about money, giving them an allowance, and what they do with their allowance.  I read several comments that said...

Determining how much allowance is appropriate

Determining How Much Allowance is Appropriate

I’ve been writing a series on teaching kids about money and allowance,  Raising your kids to be MONEY SMART and Allowance: 2 Simple Systems you can Implement Today. You can go back and read those,...

Allowance: 2 Simple Systems You Can Implement Today

Allowance: 2 Simple Systems You Can Implement Today

I started a series on teaching kids about money and allowances. You can read part one here, Raising your Kids to be MONEY SMART.  Today, I’m going to talk about coming up with a...

Raising your kids to be money smart

Raising your kids to be MONEY SMART

Teaching your kids about money is something all parents should have as a priority. Sometimes parents avoid money talk and allowance all together because they aren’t sure what to teach their kids.  They may not even...

Ways to Keep Summer Learning Fun

Ways to Keep Summer Learning FUN

Have you planned your summer learning for your kids? If not, it’s not to late. A survey conducted by Carson-Dellosa shows that 84% of teachers say that kids forget things they’ve learned during the school year.

The secret to getting your kids to sleep in this summer

The secret to get your kids to sleep in

I always get so frustrated with my kids for not sleeping later in the summer. They want to stay up later in the summer, but they have to sleep in or they are GRUMPY!

Are you planning on a trip to the baseball field this summer? Here are some great tips when you take your kids to a professional baseball game.

Tips for taking your kids to a professional baseball game

It’s finally summer and I love being outside and spending time with my family! This year we decided to take all 3 of my kids (5, 7, and 9) to see the Phillies play while we were visiting family in Philadelphia.

Easy Steps to Start Saving for College

Start Saving for College Today

Most parents want their kids to go to college, but many times we don’t know how we are going to afford it.  I have 3 kids and they are 4, 7, and 9.  I...

Quality Time For Your Boys

Finding Quality Time For Your Boys

If you’re like me, you’re always trying to find ways to spend time with your boys.  They are 7 and 9 and are never sitting still.  They are always playing with the neighbors, riding...

16 Chores for your Preschooler

16 Chores for your Preschooler

Your preschooler can help out so much at your house. Let them be independent and assign them chores to complete around the house. I don’t have a chore chart at my house because I’ve learned that it is overwhelming to my kids.

A Date Night In

A Simple Date Night In

We all get busy with the children and their activities and sometimes we neglect our spouse. Sometimes I feel like I haven’t really talked to my husband for months except about the kids sports