Seven Affordable Date Ideas to Help You Prioritize Date Night

Photo by Amy Paulson Photography Written by Peg Theobald “A successful marriage is not something that just magically happened. It’s something that was built upon years of love, patience, loyalty, kindness, passion and understanding.” – Unknown After having our second child, my husband and I were struggling in our relationship. Of course, the lack of …

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How to Teach Your Kids About Money

You thought there would be more time. But your oldest just finished driver’s ed and wants to buy a car. You don’t even get to the cost of insurance part of your argument when you realize you’d lost him at interest rate. Your straight “A” student can barely make change. What happened? Blame invisible money. …

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4 Things to Do Before Having a Baby

Arguably, the single biggest way you can change your life is by having a kid.  While you’re expecting, you’ll receive an endless barrage of advice.. “Eat grapes, you’ll have a girl.” “Soak your feet with olive oil and honey, or else you WILL get diabetes.” “Don’t go waterskiing in your ninth month.” And while the most …

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How Much Should You Pay a Babysitter?

by Janelle Witting Growing up, I had wonderful babysitters. Most were family, which made certain things much more flexible – for instance, when my cousin-babysitter spilled chocolate sauce on the couch, we just flipped the cushion over and called it a day. My mom would also trade babysitting with my aunts so that neither had …

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