Minimalism is one of the best ways to teach your kids how to value what they have. At its core, it’s about intentionally promoting what we most value, and getting rid of distractions. Simply, minimalism is living only with the things we need. It also gives us the opportunity to teach our kids things like […]
Posts by Grace Cartwright Aspinwall
It took a recent trip to the store to get a reality check for my daughter and I. Walking down the large department store aisles, she piped up with, “But what are we going to buy for me?”
When our older daughter began doing math problems in school and asking for a brand new bicycle, we decided it was time to implement a real life lesson in sales, money, and profit. What better way to do this than a lemonade stand?
Fathers Day, we have six practical steps for dads who want to raise financially confident daughters.
While there are great times for apps and computer based games, here are ten more options for your family or children in your life.
In our family, I often refer to the holiday season as “the season of the gimme’s”. With the obvious holidays of thanksgiving and Christmas, we also have several winter birthdays among our kids, so it can feel like it is nothing but a non-stop stream of gifts, gift opening, and gift shopping. We have struggled […]
As a working mom, I have dealt with the continual feelings of guilt that seem to accompany mothers into the workplace. Whether they’re based in our own struggles, or from opinions of others, it’s easy to feel inadequate and stretched thin. But there is one area that I feel gives me a distinct parenting advantage, […]
Parents today deal with a number of financial concerns when it comes to raising kids, and travel is just one of them. Whether it’s an unexpected flight to visit family, or a monumental trip to Disneyland, costs can mount quickly. It can leave you with a pile of uninvited debt, or frustrated withdrawals from savings accounts to bridge the financial gap.