Inexpensive Mothers Day Gifts

10 Inexpensive – but Priceless – Gifts for Mom for Mothers Day

Mother’s Day is just a couple of weeks away! Some Moms love flowers. Some Moms love jewels. Some Moms love candy. Some Moms would just love some piece and quiet — at least for one day. I’ve got great news for all of you, who are trying to come up with a Mother’s Day gift. […]

suitable electronics for kids

Choosing Suitable Electronics for Kids

As a parent to a four and six year old daughter electronics have become popular items in our house. I know what many of you are thinking – that kids this young shouldn’t be allowed to be glued to electronics all day. Don’t worry, they’re not! However, as technology advances electronics are becoming more and […]

PhoneSheriff Review

PhoneSheriff Review

Are you looking for a way to monitor your children’s cellphone and tablet activity without constantly hovering over their shoulders? While technology has made things like learning and entertainment cheaper and easier it’s also posed a problem for parents. With a phone or tablet kids now have access to almost anything they can dream up. […]

Wondering if you should discuss your family finances with your kids? I think you should. Here's why.

Sounds Like You Discuss Family Finances With Your Kids?

I had a conversation with a woman I know recently about money and kids. She made a comment about hiding her income tax papers from her kids so they wouldn’t come across any details of her and her husband’s income. ‘’I don’t want them seeing our gross income and suddenly thinking we’re rich and they […]

Let's be real - having a family is expensive! Here are five smart ways to keep family costs down.

5 Ways to Keep Family Costs Down

A family, as a unit, is expensive. There are a lot of expenses when multiple people are involved and the costs add up- quickly. If you’re not careful these costs can bust a family’s budget but with a little planning you can find a decent balance. There are a few areas that are more obvious […]

Looking to get organized for tax season? Here are four systems that will save you time and stress when the tax deadline rolls around. #BeatTheDeadline

4 Ways to Get Organized for Tax Season

This post is part of the TaxACT #BeatTheDeadline blog tour which shares tips on how to make tax time a smooth and easy process before the April 15 deadline. TaxACT provides the tools and guidance to help you confidently file taxes easy and fast. Do your own taxes today at TaxACT. You got this. The tax deadline is quickly approaching and we all know […]

Doing some spring cleaning? Don't forget about keeping family documents safe. Here's what to do.

Keeping Family Documents Safe

Sometime between Christmas and summer I get an urge to clean and organize everything in our home. I think this comes from a combination of the influx of new gifts at Christmas (in with new, out with old), the fact that we spend more time inside in the winter so I’m surrounded by ‘’stuff’’ and […]

Looking for some Easter egg ideas? Here are nine of them that aren't candy!

Non-Sugar Easter Egg Ideas

I love Easter. Whatever reason you celebrate the season, it’s a fun time. It’s often less busy than Christmas and I look forward to the slower pace. To me it’s pure innocence. Kids have fun with the Easter bunny, churches are beautifully decorated, flowers make their appearance and usually, spring is here. It’s a time […]

make kids pay for their braces

Would You Make Your Kids Pay You Back For Their Braces?

Orthodontic treatment (aka ‘’braces’’) are expensive. The materials aren’t cheap and it’s a long process- usually 12-24 months’ worth of adjustments, fittings, elastics, retainers, it’s a lot of work. I see it every day from pre-treatment to end of treatment. It’s a big topic in dentistry for both kids and adults. Though there is a […]

Searching for things for your kids to do during spring break? These three inexpensive spring break ideas are sure to keep them entertained.

Three Inexpensive Spring Break Ideas

The month of March usually means a spring break for kids, and parents. I was floored when a parent told me they were spending $1,000 for their kid to go to a specialty camp for the week. One thousand dollars. Wow. We’re three years away from our first spring break but with prices like that […]