I’ve been trying to live more frugally for the last 7 months or so, but sometimes frugality is hard. A few weeks ago I signed my daughter up for a parent’s night out at church for this weekend. Yay! $10 for three hours worth of babysitting and an opportunity for Little Bit to hang out with other […]
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