As a Kiddo

How & Why We Do Allowance

As a kid, my mom gave me money to spend at the canteen for overnight camp. My 4th, 5th, and 6th grade self would return home with most of ‘s. While my friends would buy overpriced t-shirts and load up on super-sized pixie sticks, I would buy one small snack each day and promptly return the money to my mother at week’s end. I’ve always hated spending money. Even...
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Living With One Car: How & Why

We’ve been a one car family for over 10 years now. Last time I wrote about living with one car, we had a barely 3-year old, a 3 bedroom house with a large fenced in backyard and we lived 7 minutes from my husband’s job. Now we have a 5-year old and 1-year old who both like to be out and about, we live in a 2 bedroom apartment...
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Creative Spaces: 3 Kids (4 & Under!) in 1 Bedroom

Today I’m interviewing Nina from Sleeping Should Be Easy about her creative living space. Hi Nina! Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you ended up needing a creative living space. I’m Nina, a mom to three boys: a four-year-old and one-year-old twins. My husband and I live in a two-bedroom apartment with our boys sleeping in the kids room. We had planned for two kids, with...
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As a Family

Money Talk with Preschoolers

“Is it in our budget to get me a toy today?” my four-year old inquires. Yay! She’s absorbing something underneath all that squirming. Talking to our kiddos about money at a young age sets them up for a healthy relationship with finances in the future. Here’s how the conversation is taking place at our house. Around two years old, our daughter started asking why Daddy had to go to work....
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Want, Need, Wear, Read: Christmas 2013

We try to keep gift-giving simple with our kiddos which is why last year we started following the want, need, wear, read model of giving gifts. Since our kiddos are four years old and seven months old, we will only follow this pattern with our four year old this year. Our little one will be plenty happy trying to put wrapping paper in his mouth: no presents necessary. Here’s...
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Living with One Car Without Going Crazy

It’s fairly rare here in the US these days to find families with one car. We’ve been married nine years and have only had one car for eight of those years. If you do have one car, or are headed in that direction, here are some tips for staying sane. Know Why It might sound funny, but the best way to cope with one car is to know why...
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