10 Holiday Read Alouds the Whole Family Will Enjoy

Earlier this week, I published, “10 Holiday Movies the Whole Family Will Love.” Today, I have a companion piece for you! Every Christmas, our family also selects some read aloud favorites for cold, snowy nights, complete with hot cocoa and holiday cookies! Yep! We’re just that old fashioned! Here’s a list of our favorites, in … Read more10 Holiday Read Alouds the Whole Family Will Enjoy

10 Holiday Movies the Whole Family Will Love

We have a family Christmas tradition. Each year we gather to watch several movies throughout the holiday season. Although elements of our list have changed and grown as the years have flown by and our children have grown up, there are certain movies that remain (no matter how old we all get.) (Posts on this … Read more10 Holiday Movies the Whole Family Will Love

Winter Break: 20 Days of FREE Family Fun!

School’s out for a few weeks and your kids are ready for some fun! Today, let’s talk about how to keep them busy and enjoy some family togetherness without breaking the bank. Day #1:  Bake Cookies.   Nothing is better for bonding than cooking together. Decorate your baked creations with colored frosting after they cool. … Read moreWinter Break: 20 Days of FREE Family Fun!

TEN Ways to Connect with Your Kids Without Spending Any Money

As my oldest boys have become grown men, they have thanked their father and me, not for the money we spent on them, but for the time that we spent with them. I love spending time with my kids – seriously! They are amazing people with lots of interesting ideas. Time together has been a hallmark for our family … Read moreTEN Ways to Connect with Your Kids Without Spending Any Money

Nine Strategies For A Debt-Free College Degree!

Our oldest recently began his senior year of college. It feels a little surreal as each day we get closer to his graduation in May. He’ll graduate with two associates degrees and one bachelor’s degree and absolutely no student debt! Here are some tips that we learned in our journey to higher education. 1. Set … Read moreNine Strategies For A Debt-Free College Degree!

How to Transform Your Teen’s Relationship with Money

Seven years ago we allowed our teen to take over our family budget for six months! In 2012 we decided it was time to make finances and budgeting REAL for our oldest son. He was 16 at the time. We put him in charge of our family finances for six months! That’s right! We handed it over … Read moreHow to Transform Your Teen’s Relationship with Money