Tag Archives: kids
Ready or not, for those of you with kids in school – or going to school for the first time – it’s time to turn your attention to preparations for the coming year.
There are deals to be had and bargains to be found everywhere when it comes to school supplies, but even so without utilizing a few tricks and strategies your purchases can quickly add up and infringe upon other earmarks in your back-to-school budget.
In our latest dispatch, Wendy shares a few tips from a seasoned veteran, followed by some advice for those of you who may not be able to afford some or all of the items on your child’s back-to-school list. Continue reading
Over the next few weeks, Wendy and her son will be trying their hand at making toys, some modern and some old-fashioned. She’ll be sharing the how-to and their results with you along the way, working on projects suited to his age (7), though many activities can easily be enjoyed by both older and younger kids as well. To begin, have a scavenger hunt to see who can find the most items on the master supply list. Ready, set, go! Continue reading
I wrote a post a few months back about being housebound for a few days with sick kids, but I realize now it was written by a dewy-eyed amateur. Thanks to the last six weeks of snowy, icy, blizzardy hell, I am now a hard-bitten, grizzled veteran of houseboundness. And I’d love to share. Continue reading
Talking with your kids about money and the realities of life on a budget can be daunting, and after a while flexing your parental NO muscle gets boring. What can or should a parent say or do when he or she wants to go beyond simply answering a child’s request with “no”? What do you do? Please comment, pseudonymously if you prefer, and I’ll share some of my strategies on Monday. Continue reading