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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Definitely Worth It...

The end of the school year brings with it lots of activities, concerts, award ceremonies and parties.  This year, our school year ended on a great note for all of our kids, but especially our daughter, who graduated from high school on Sunday, May 20th.  My focus during the month has predominantly been on the Mom side of life and I have been pulled away from the blog.  I apologize for the absence but I know in my heart, it was definitely worth it...

Monday, May 14, 2012

Are We Talking with our Kids about Money?

Mint.com recently posted an excellent infographic about parents, kids and money.  The information is based on a study by T. Rowe Price and is definitely worth sharing.  Take a look...

Thursday, May 10, 2012

What My Mom Taught Me about Business

I originally wrote this post last year for Mother's Day.  I just love the memories in this story so I thought I would share it with my new readers this year.  I hope you enjoy...

Mother’s Day is just a few days away and it has me thinking, of course, about my mother. Take a look at the lovely photo to the left. Yup…that’s my mother and me at the grand opening of her craft store. (I’m the one in the “Little House on the Prairie” dress!) I believe I was about four years old at the time.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Hidden Cost of Graduation

Brittany, Class of 2012
My oldest child will be graduating from high school in just a few weeks.  There are certain costs that I expected during the Senior year and many that surprised me.  I thought you might find it interesting to see what we have spent to get our little girl to walk across the stage.  Keep in mind two things:  1) This is only graduation costs...not prom or college visits; and 2)  Some of these expenses are optional.  Time will tell whether I improve our graduation budget for our younger three children.  It's very hard for me to say "No" during moments like this with our kids!