Last week I had a girls week. It was just me, Lauren and Taylor and it was the best week. I planned to be out of the office but still had a list of things I needed to accomplish. Instead of crossing things off my list, I found myself playing with the girls for hours. And it was heaven. This week was a bit insane as a result, but I don’t regret a minute of my time with the girls. I always talk about money priorities, but whom you choose to spend your time with is just important as what you spend your money on.
A Weekly Recap
On Monday, I shared 3 Important Back-to-School Money Lessons. Back-to-school shopping offers parents so many great teachable money moments and I hope you are/took advantage of them. The girls and I always have lots of fun conversations when we do our back-to-school planning and shopping, both money-related and personal. Don’t miss this opportunity to see what’s on your children’s minds.
And I also had a guest post at Luke 1428 where I shared 4 Guiding Principles that Every Child (and Adult) Must Learn. Rich or poor, young or old, these are principles we all need to embrace and live.
A Few GOod Reads
My favorite posts from the past week. Enjoy!
Kerry from Breadwinning Mama had great insight in Yup, Kids Are Like Sponges. Feeling under the weather, Kerry’s young daughter took care of her, mimicking the behaviors she had observed Mom do when she or her brothers were ill. And it does feel great when we see our kids model these same behaviors back to us.
Tonya over at Budget and The Beach had a great post on Being Uniquely You. Sometimes we try so hard to fit in that we forget to celebrate and honor our uniqueness. This is such an important lesson for all of us.
Michelle at Shop My Closet Project shared My Net Worth Just Hit 6 Figures Even with Debt and How I Feel About It. Congratulations on a huge accomplishment, Michelle! And I love that you’re putting your game face on and aiming even higher.
Grayson from Debt Round-Up reminded us My First Priority is My Family, Then Business. It’s admirable to me that Grayson wants to provide a great life for his family, so he works full-time while also owning a growing business. It is even more admirable that he recognizes that more money doesn’t matter if it means sacrificing his family time.
Deb from Debt Debs shared an intensely personal post on Thoughts on Suicide and her past struggles with depression. I thank Deb for her bravery and sharing such a personal story with us. It’s my hope that people continuing sharing their stories to let those suffering from depression know they are not alone.
In the wake of the shocking loss of Robin Williams this week, it feels like all of us are little unbalanced. In his memory, I plan to let those around me know how much they mean to me and how much they are loved. I hope you will do the same.
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