When someone close to you passes away, your entire network of family and friends are likely to be affected. Even if a death was expected, this is bound to be an emotionally turbulent time, and feeling overwhelmed, confused and stressed are all natural process as we grieve. For children, however, the grieving process can be even more confusing and distressing, especially if it … [Read more...] about How Do You Talk to Children About Death?
We honor Mothers every May, but they influence every single day of our lives. Lessons I learned growing up have had a huge impact on how I approach money matters, and today I'm sharing some of my mother's financial wisdom. Personal Finance Advice: One Mother's Wisdom My mother grew up with very little money. Her personality combined with a childhood of scarcity taught … [Read more...] about Personal Finance Advice: One Mother’s Wisdom
21st century first world living is full of comfort and conveniences. Electricity. Indoor plumbing. Free public education. But it is easy to feel overwhelmed, and news headlines are overwhelmingly negative. How do you find the good in life? How Do You Find the Good in Life? I don't think we should ignore the world's problems. We need to be aware of what is happening so … [Read more...] about Find the Good in Life
As a parent, I spend a lot of time thinking about how I can teach my kids and help them grow into happy, healthy, thoughtful, and kind adults. It’s humbling to realize how little control I have over the choices they make and the challenges that come their way. Thankfully, this realization is tempered by the many parenting discoveries my children provide – rich and rewarding … [Read more...] about Parenting Discoveries: Live in the Moment
Do your kids know how to window shop? I mean real window shopping, where they can wander through a store full of things they want, admire things in the store, and leave without asking for anything? Since first world countries surround people – including children – with ads telling them they need, need, need, I consider window shopping to be an important life skill! There is a … [Read more...] about Life Skills for Kids: Window Shopping