Family Fun, Family Organization, Parenting | Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Nomadic Parenting: 5 Tips to Make Your Family’s Transition Easier

The tickets are booked, visas are secured and a framework itinerary is planned. It seems too good to be true, but you and your family are set to head off for a few months of travel in a matter of weeks. While you couldn’t be more excited for the adventures that await, you are a… View Article

Family Organization, Money Saving Tips | Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

5 Tips to Save Money on Groceries

You are what you eat. If you have that mindset, you will happily spend more money to provide your family with the healthiest food you can afford. However, there are a few strategies you can adopt to scale back on your grocery spending without compromising quality. Plan Your Meals Aimless grocery shopping gets expensive, fast…. View Article

Family Organization | Friday, September 25th, 2015

Back to School – How does your family stack up?

As I begin to adapt to the school routine – the crazy hours, rushing to activities, I began to wonder… As a parent, how do I stack up? And my family?  A few things I wondered about:        

Family Organization, Parenting | Thursday, September 10th, 2015

6 Ways to Get Chores Done

Tweet Disorder sets in fairly quickly in a household with young children. It can often be difficult to get everyone to pitch in. Here are some tips to engage your children, even when they’re not particularly interested. Step up the fun Play fun music, pretend to be aliens while sorting toys, or set a timer… View Article

Family Fun, Family Organization | Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Pool Safety and Keeping Your Pool Deck Organized: What’s the Connection?

Tweet The backyard; it’s a source of fun and entertainment for many families, but having a messy pool deck out back can potentially be dangerous for both you and your little ones. From slips and trips to falls and spills, there are quite a few hazards to look out for around the pool. Even the… View Article

Family Organization | Friday, July 10th, 2015

The Best Way to Track Chores and Allowances: DoughMain

Confused by all of the recent media reports telling you not to tie an allowance to chores?  There are several chore/allowance “camps”: Allowance – A weekly amount of money that is provided with no expectation that the child will complete chores to earn their money. Allowance for a set amount of chores – You expect… View Article

Family Organization | Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Reward Your Kids’ Healthy Choices

Encouraging kids to stay active and healthy doesn’t have to involve an overload of nagging. With summer break just around the corner, you might have visions of your kids spending hours in the pool, riding their bikes with their friends and snacking on watermelon slices washed down with organic milk. Your kiddos, on the other… View Article

Family Organization | Thursday, April 30th, 2015

5 Charity-Inspired Mom’s Day Gifts

Donating to charities and supporting meaningful causes is important, not only in learning compassion, but also in financial planning and management. If your mom is a philanthropist, a thoughtful gesture could be donating to a cause in her name. Not sure what cause is most important to her? Check out these ideas and make a… View Article

Family Organization, Financial Responsibility, Planning & Money Management | Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Chores or Allowance? Why Not Tie Chores to Allowance?

The advice just keeps coming: Pay kids to do chores; Don’t pay for chores Give kids an allowance to teach them about money Don’t pay your kids allowance or they will never get a job Give them money and they’ll feel entitled because they’re cute & sweet What’s a parent to do? Allowance vs Chores… View Article

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