What Is The Real Cost Of Raising Kids?

What Is The Real Cost Of Raising Kids?

By Brett Graff, The Home Economist and the author of Not Buying It: Stop Overspending and Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids. Follow her at @BrettGraff. Don’t shoot the messenger here because it’s the government (not the well-meaning financial bloggers) who calculate the cost of raising kids from birth to age 17. So yes, this year’s total(…)

4 Reasons To Put Your Spouse Before Your Children

4 Reasons To Put Your Spouse Before Your Children

By Vicki Little The relationship between parent and child is such an amazing, special, and unique bond. Most parents would do absolutely anything for their children. So why don’t we, as parents, treasure the relationship that created our children just as much — if not more than — the relationship we have with our children?(…)

Why Kids Shouldn’t Specialize In Just One Sport

Why Kids Shouldn’t Specialize In Just One Sport

By Vicki Little Whether you have one child or five, it doesn’t matter — life is hectic. Everyone has so many activities and appointments that the family calendar is rarely open. Often kids need to choose between activities because there simply isn’t enough time to fit it all in. Ideally, everything should synchronize: Take the summer off from(…)

How To Stay On Budget And Still Enjoy Organic Produce

How To Stay On Budget And Still Enjoy Organic Produce

By Vicki Little These days, it seems like everyone is “going organic” when they buy produce. While most people believe that organic foods (produce in particular) offers greater health benefits and better quality/flavor than conventional foods,  the price tag of organic food can be a major deterrent. Many people simply glance at higher prices and walk on by. But the truth is,(…)