This is the last weekend before Christmas and I can’t believe we’re heading into the home stretch. It’s a cliche but it’s also true — time flies! The girls are officially on Christmas vacation after today, so there will be two extremely happy girls meeting me at the door tonight. I’m looking forward to spending time with them, although they are probably more excited about Santa Claus.
A Weekly Recap
This week I shared the 3 Gifts Every Parent Needs to Give Their Kids. We spend hours trying to find the gifts on our children’s wish list, but these 3 gifts will be the best presents you give your kids. I also shared a fun infographic on Unusual Christmas Traditions. I loved learning about the different, albeit odd, traditions or customs celebrated around the world. Read it with your kids as they will enjoy learning how Christmas is celebrated across the globe.
A Few Good Reads
Here are my favorite posts from the past week. Enjoy!
Shannon from Financially Blonde featured The Ridde on her Music Monday series in honor of her son, Will. I agree wholeheartedly that money shouldn’t be an unsolvable riddle and the sooner we talk to kids about money, the less of a riddle money becomes.
Grayson motivated us with his staff post at Frugal Rules in In Just Two Days, Tomorrow Will Be Yesterday – Start Now! It’s very easy to let fear paralyze us and to put off doing what needs to be done for another day. As Grayson reminds us, there is a price to pay for our delay too.
Liz at Budgeting For More shared her Big Goal for 2015 with us and her plan to focus on mindfulness. We have a natural tendency to either focus on the future or get stuck in the past, so this is a good reminder to appreciate what we have right now.
Kassandra from More Than Just Money asked us to Stop with The Wanting. This is more than just your typical want versus need post. Kassandra challenges us to stop merely wanting and start taking action on the things we want for ourselves and our family.
Laurie aka The Frugal Farmer asked us Are You Acting in Your Best Interests? This is a great piece to read as you set goals for 2015 to ensure that your goals are truly in alignment with what you want for yourself and your family.
Well, that’s a wrap. I hope everyone has a great weekend. Any big plans?
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