6 Fun Valentine’s Day Activities with Kids

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Valentine’s Day is marked as a time for romance, but kids like Valentine’s Day as well! After all, they get to exchange Valentine’s with their classmates and receive candy, which is the best part for many kids. My mom always made Valentine’s Day special by giving me a card and a box of chocolates.  If you’re the parent of young kids and you want to make Valentine’s...

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How a Stay at Home Mom Contributes to the Family Finances

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If you’re a stay at home mom, or married to one, you know how tight money can get.  Years ago many families lived comfortably on one income. Doing so nowadays is not so easily done.  Home prices are high as are food prices. Many moms love to stay home and care for their children, but may struggle with guilt that they’re not “contributing” to the family income. There are ways...

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Finding a way to say no

Things have been a little rough around here lately.  In the past, I’ve alluded to the fact that my parents have never had a lot of money, especially in the eyes of our relatives.  It’s only gotten worse over time as debts add up and bills kept going unpaid.  I think it’s reaching a breaking point. Photo Credit: George Self via Flickr My philosophy with money and family is much...

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Changing your last name after marriage

Marriage is associated with a lot of things – family, love, children, and weddings, to name a few.  It’s also the moment when many young women leave behind their family name and take on their husband’s family name.  A few years ago, a study presented at the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting found that 70% of Americans believe that a bride should take her...

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