Posts Tagged ‘money’

Our Take on Kids and Allowances

Disclaimer: This is such a touchy subject and carries opinions that cover the spectrum. I know, because I’ve read many of these through the years as we have worked to figure out the best allowance system for our family. I’ve decided that’s what it takes…. doing what best works for your family and being willing…

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The Road Called Money

I often think of C.S. Lewis’s book The Screwtape Letters. If you’ve not read it, I strongly encourage you to do so. In this book, Lewis presents a premise: the devil doesn’t want you in the middle of the road (representing truth), regardless of which road you choose. He wants you in the ditch. The…

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Meal Planning

If that tiny phrase just gave you feelings of dread or anxiety, you are not alone. Why is cooking dinner for our families often among the most dreaded or chores? I mean, providing nutrition for our children and husband should be a top priority, right? I used to despise this daily task and wish the…

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Postitive Role-Modeling Really Does Work!

I had a Eureka/Wow/I can’t believe it moment as a mom a few weeks ago! These moments are memorable (at least at my house). Here it is—doing something healthy or intentional that your family thinks you are crazy for….really can rub off on them. It won’t be overnight, most likely, but there’s a strong possibility…

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Serving Up a Nutritious Family Meal

I think we all would like to serve nutritious meals to our families. Yet I have found many hindrances to this goal! Between evening activities, budget limitations and food intolerance/allergies, it can be hard to create a meal that is nutritious as well as quick, inexpensive and allergy-free for each individual in the household. I…

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