When it comes to teaching kids about money, I’m of the opinion that the sooner, the better. Now that’s not to say we shouldn’t proceed with caution – definitely don’t want them adopting harmful habits or money stories! But the sooner you can help your kids understand how money works, the better. In fact, it’s one of the best ways to ensure they don’t end up in debt as adults.
Bedtime is such a perfect time to bond with your kids! A good bedtime routine can give your kids structure and the space to wind down before sleep. Without a bedtime routine, you set yourself up for tantrums, late bedtimes, not to mention potential long-term issues for your kids. Beyond baths and teeth brushing, we’ve always made it a point to read and talk; it’s a nice, quiet time to reflect on the day and bond.
I’m so over standardized testing. Maybe not as over it as my Kindergartner and 1st grader, but close! Given this past year’s health crisis, my children are still both learning remotely. Most days are actually pretty okay. And I recognize a large part of that is not only because I work from home, but my husband has also had the privilege of being able to do so most day this past year. (more…)
We hear so much talk about how important it is to practice self-care.
If you had told me at the start of 2020 that I needed to prepare to teach my children at home for a year, I would have laughed. While I had toyed with the idea of homeschooling once upon a time, that was before I was a work-at-home mom running her own 6-figure business. In fact, I was so excited to think that come Fall 2020, both my kids would be in school full-time — oooh the things i had planned!
When I served in AmeriCorps from 2009-2011, one of the requirements was that we make MLK Day a “day on, not a day off.” What this meant was that even if the establishment we were stationed at was closed, we were to commit ourselves to work that day in the form of volunteering.