One thing I know about my child is that she is reward-driven….sometimes. Once she sets her mind on something she really wants she can be inspired to change. And, clever mom that I am, I can use that to my advantage to get her behavior to change. My daughter had finally stopped needing GoodNights to […]
Happy Day after Thanksgiving! I won’t call it Black Friday, because I don’t want to contribute to the shopping frenzy. If you’re a reforming Black Friday shopper, though, here are some things you can do to fill up your day: Go ahead and do your Christmas decorating. No, it’s not original. However, it is festive […]
Dad: “So what do you want for Christmas?”
Me: “Ummm….World Peace?”
I find it really difficult to give gifts to the beloved adults in my life. And it’s just as hard to come up with things I’d like to get. When you’re a kid, or buying for a kid, things are easy. Buy a toy, any toy, that looks like it would be fun. Toy cars and race track? Fun. Skateboard? Fun. Paint? Fun. You watch them tear open the package and start to play and you know you picked wisely.
It’s different when you’re buying for grownups. Adult gift giving is hard
Would you be willing to change your life just a little if you could save a bunch of money on your utility bills? That’s what we’re doing, by enrolling in a Time of Use program with our power company. What do you have to do? How do you prepare? And how do you shift your usage around to reduce your power costs and leave a smaller carbon footprint?