“Just wait,” one couple told my husband and me. “As soon as your kids get older, you will be racing from one sport or activity to the other, and then you won’t have any free time.” The couple was sweet, but I could not help but feel overwhelmed by hearing about their crammed schedule with […]
Kids and Money
I remember sitting next to my sister-in-law when she was expecting her first child. She spent an hour looking at different furniture sets online and once she found one she liked, she had no problem paying $2,500 for it. Of course, the set was very nice, but the functionality only lasted about two to three years […]
As tuition costs continue to rise, you as a parent will need to make tough decisions about whether or not you’re willing or able to pay for your child’s college education. While paying for their college tuition may be a dream of yours — and one that can definitely benefit their future and set them on the […]
It’s finally starting to feel like spring where I live, and I can’t help but start planning fun road trips for my family of four. Honestly, with two kids under three years old, I don’t think the actual being on the road part of a road trip will be fun at all. I know that a seven-hour […]
I just welcomed my second daughter into the world a month ago, and I am amazed once again at how something so small and sweet can disrupt our money. Newborns bring about a state of sleeplessness and disorganization, which makes it hard to stick to a budget and resist impromptu buys. If you’re experiencing the same thing, […]
I just had my second daughter a week ago, and I forgot how amazing and equally draining a newborn can be. A new baby can make even the most frugal a spendthrift. However, there are three big purchases that I think every new mom should have before or right after the baby comes.