Parenting Pressure

There is so much pressure put on parents these days, especially moms.  It often feels like a lose-lose proposition.  No matter what choice is made, there will inevitably be a critic.  Take breastfeeding, a highly polar issue.  If you choose to exclusively breastfeed, you get accused of not including dad and others on the bonding […]

Teach your Tween to Budget (Ages 11-13)

Yesterday we addressed how to help your young child learn to handle money.  Today we will look at how to teach your tween to budget.  As a reminder, there are no set rules about these ages. These ages are only guidelines, a starting place as you plan. You know your child best and when to […]

Teaching Young Children to Budget (Ages 3-9)

Aunt Jessica sends $10 to her nephew on his birthday.  Grandma sneaks him a $20 when she comes to visit.  He collects cans in the neighborhood and recycles them for a whopping $1.20. In our culture, our children often acquire money through various means.  What should they do with it?  What should we do with […]

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Each Wednesday I offer a review on either a book or a product. Last week I told you about, and said I would talk about the book I was introduce to through their interview process, Blue Ocean Strategy. I’ll add an additional plug for by saying that they have a course on Blue Ocean Strategy […]

Teach your child…to budget

Thinking back to the life skills I was not taught as a child and desperately needed as an adult, this is tops on the list. When I tabulate how much money I made in my first few years in the workforce and where all that money went, my stomach churns with the sickness of regret. […]

Monday Links April 25, 2016

Faith 4 Warnings for your Twenties There is a temptation to throw away the teen years – to squander time and opportunity to futile pursuits.  There are also temptations common to the twenty-somethings, particularly during single years.  Prayerfully consider these warnings. Family Tweak the way you talk with your kids to help them be more successful […]

Japanese Proverbs

A few Japanese Proverbs, courtesy of the BrightSide If a problem can be solved, then it’s not worth worrying about it. If it can’t be solved, then it’s useless to worry about it. Fast means going slowly without interruption.   A long journey always begins with a short one.   Grief, like a torn dress, should always be left at home.   He who endures for just half an hour longer […]

First 21 Days of a Bee’s Life

This photographer was challenged to study bee’s, so he decided to keep bees in his Berkeley backyard.  Very interesting! Watch the first 21 days of a bee’s life in 60 seconds and learn more about threats to bees and what scientists are doing to protect them.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Each Wednesday I offer a review on either a book or a product. A few months ago I had the privilege of interviewing for a position with a new startup called Pedago.  I say privilege because, while I did not get the job, through the process I was introduce to two wonderful tools: Blue Ocean Strategy, which I […]