Managing finances as a growing family

Have you ever wondered how people who have 18 kids are able to provide for their family? Or what about the family that has a million dollar house, brand new luxury vehicles and only one parent works at a minimum wage job? I wonder this all the time, but I don’t have all those answers. I do however know how I can help you financially prepare yourself for your growing family. If you have decided you want to grow your family, whether it be your first or fifth child, there are a few easy steps to take to help financially prepare yourself.

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Communicating without Understanding

I think everyone has heard the phrase “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.” When I think of this quote, I can only think about how different males’ and females’ brains are wired; yet we all need and want each other. How many times have you heard someone say “He just doesn’t understand?” So, how do we figure out exactly how to understand each other.

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The I want Daddy syndrome

So I just want to start off by saying I am no expert, but I have been a parent for approximately 165 months now. So I do have some wisdom in this department. Some days I have this parenting thing down pat while other days I like to hide in the bathroom with my coffee while I regroup.

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Baby Names Suggestions

William and Fanny Nightingale famously named their baby daughter Florence after the city of her birth. Parents today are still choosing pretty names of pretty places, particularly if they have some particular significance for them. In the recent past we’ve seen...

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Positive Parenting

There’s a new buzzword in parenting and it won’t be long before you start seeing it everywhere. It’s “positive parenting.” Even though it’s on-trend now, it’s actually been around for over 40 years. Personally, I think the style/philosophy/belief is gaining steam...

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22 Easy Steps To Potty Train Your Toddler

When it comes to potty training, every parent has a different way to approach it. Some swear by incentives like stickers, others let their kids roam naked in the yard while drinking unlimited glasses of juice until nature takes its course, while a brave few just...

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Are you becoming an OCD parent?

When you become a parent one thing becomes abundantly clear and it’s not the fact that you are now overwhelmed by an all-consuming love for someone you only just met. It’s that you now have absolutely no control over anything in your life. This small being holds the...

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10 Things Why I Get Jealous With My Toddler

This morning my toddler was running around the house with a pair of undies on his head, roaring with laughter. Meanwhile, I was losing my s@#t (in between hiding my giggles) because it’s kindy day. This meant the ‘getting out the door’ rigmarole of eating breakfast,...

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4 Tips To Help Your Child Develop Positive Social Skills

Learning how to get along with others, as well as express and manage feelings, are important life skills. They can help a child develop confidence in his or herself and determine how they fit into the world around them. Here are four tips that may be useful in helping...

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Parent’s Back-to-School Blues

Every year, as the summer starts to wind down, it happens like clockwork: The back-to-school ads start to work themselves into every commercial break; the get-me-my-pumpkin-spice-latte memes begin to roll in; and the viral photos of parents giddily shipping their kids...

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