Have I Committed to Too Many Kids’ Activities?

Our second question of the month comes in from Allison from Missouri:


Hi, Andy!

You’ve said that Nicole keeps you balanced with actually living life while still trying to reach your financial goals. How do you balance kids’ activities and optional expenses?

My kids are 4 and 1, and we have just started to branch out into formal activities like swimming lessons and gymnastics classes. I know that parents can go nuts with fun and enriching activities and kid events, easily spending hundreds of dollars a month. I’m not interested in being a tightly scheduled family or spending tons of money on activities, but I also don’t want to lean too far into “living in a cardboard box” territory. I’d love to hear your perspective on how your family balances kids’ activities and expenses.

Continue reading “Have I Committed to Too Many Kids’ Activities?”

5 Ways I’m Promoting Gender Equality for My Daughter

Audi of America took a bold stance this weekend with a Super Bowl commercial focused on the importance of gender equality.

Continue reading “5 Ways I’m Promoting Gender Equality for My Daughter”

How to Make a Stay-at-Home Mom Feel Appreciated in 1 Week

Being a Stay-at-Home Mom can be incredibly difficult. Long days, no contact with adults and repetitive tasks that feel like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic can make you lose your marbles. Yes, it is incredibly rewarding and you develop an unbreakable bond with your children, but raising small kids can be physically, mentally and emotionally draining.

Continue reading “How to Make a Stay-at-Home Mom Feel Appreciated in 1 Week”

The Joy and Annoyance of Kids – with Clint Edwards

Children … They provide us with a sense of pride that is unmatched.

Raising kids truly feels like the reason we’re placed on this earth.  We learn from them, we grow with them and the bond that is formed is a blessing from God.

Children are also QUITE annoying, sticky and interrupt you constantly.

Continue reading “The Joy and Annoyance of Kids – with Clint Edwards”