Last night, Little Bit (my six year-old daughter, who as some of you have pointed out is not so little anymore) snuggled up next to me on the couch. She said, “I’m gonna sing.” I expected Kelly Clarkson tunes, or maybe Katy Perry. Instead, she burst out in a self-composed ditty: Girls can do anything […]
Ahh, Christmas…the lights, the trees, the food and all those TOYS. But toys aren’t cheap, and if you have a kid on your list, the last thing you want to do is spend a lot of money on items that don’t sit forgotten in a corner all year long. You don’t even want to spend money […]
Little Bit had to make an important decision. Her Daisy troop scheduled a Saturday trip to the Museum of Life and Science in Durham for a Girl Scout Animal Adventure. Not only would Little Bit hang out with her buddies, she’d also work towards a new patch and enjoy the kid-friendly museum activities. So, we […]
It’s October, and we’ve reached our first full quarter at the John & Jane Doe Guide to Money and Investing! I thought that I’d give an update on how we’ve improved from some of our earlier posts on food waste, budgeting, and parenthood.
When asked to reflect on the first week of 31 Days of Living Well and Spending Zero, I realized that for me it’s as much a parenting challenge as it is a no-spending challenge. I’m afraid I spoil my kid, and I need to stop.