10 Things Corporate Managers & Stay-At-Home Moms Have In Common

Woman standing at desk while wearing baby - What Corporate Managers & Stay-At-Home Moms Have In Common

Nearly two years ago I did what I previously thought was unthinkable.

I walked away from my career.

For someone who has worked and hustled for everything I’ve had since I was 15, it was an adjustment, to say the least.

I’ve learned a lot about what not to do as a new stay-at-home mom.

Thankfully, I’ve finally learned a lot of healthy things to do as well.

And even though I traded boardrooms for carpool…

And spreadsheets for bake sales…

There are a lot of similarities between corporate life and stay-at-home mom life. (more…)

20 Affordable Christmas Traditions You Still Have Time To Start

20 Affordable Christmas Traditions You Still Have Time To Start

I LOVE Christmas. And starting and carrying on family traditions is a way to pass on that love to my kids. It’s also a great chance to spend time with them away from screens and enjoy a holiday based on love, charity, and joy.

If you’re looking for a new tradition to start, check out this list of my family’s favorite traditions… and more from some awesome fellow bloggers. (more…)

3 Tools For Raising Money-Smart Kids

3 Tools For Raising Money Smart Kids

For most kids, money is an abstract concept. They need food, water, clothes and a home, and all those needs are magically already provided for them. And when they want a toy or game, those wants are usually met too.

But they don’t yet have a sense that the money it takes to buy those things, requires work.

That’s why I personally don’t pay my kids an automatic allowance. It takes away the sense of work equalling reward and replaces it with a sense of entitlement, a feeling that they deserve the money no matter what.

But I’m not at all against giving kids money when they earn it.

I think the three most important things to teach kids about money are:

1- You have to work hard for it

2- You usually have to wait for it

3- And you should spend it wisely

And you can do this with these three tools: (more…)

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