Hey there. It's been a while. And yet this is still going to be short and simple so you can get back to being the glue that holds your family together. Today I want to introduce you to a rule of thumb a wise mom of eight (yes, eight) shared with me that helps her keep order in a house full of ten peoples' things. Ready for Laura's family's rule (or reminder, or way of life, or whatever)? Here it is: TOUCH IT ONCE. Three magical words that essentially mean "don't...

It's up!  The paperback of Time Well Spent: Raising Confident, Independent, Financially Responsible Children (I know, I know--same title as my blog--I'm super creative) is finally ready to go! The e-book version will be released on Thursday, September 1st for those of you who subscribed a while back for 20% off our ebook--I promise I didn't forget you. When our family started this hair-brained book-writing adventure one year ago, I honestly didn't know if this day would ever come. But it has. And in the...

You're back! Yay. Because this part usually peaks people's curiousity. And, can be divisive, so that's exciting, right? Haha. Are you ready to know what else I lump in with 'household chores' and shell out money for? The learning of life skills. Yes, in my house, it pays to be independent. At least at first. Some examples of these skills across the board: trimming your own toenails/fingernails, using matches safely, making a phone call, scheduling your own appointment, tying your shoes, writing a grocery list,...

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