Mother’s Day is this weekend, and I’m a big fan of a day that celebrates mothers. It was a journey that I almost missed and am so grateful I didn’t. Being a working Mom isn’t always easy but hearing Lauren and Taylor shout “Mommy” and the daily hugs and “I love you’s” make it worthwhile. This week I actually talked about my juggle as a working Mom over at Breadwinning Mama. To all Moms, especially my own, thank you for everything you do!
This week at The Heavy Purse, I took a closer look at fear and the role in plays in our money lives. On Monday, I asked How Do You View Money—Fearfully or Joyfully? Fear can be a good motivator, but we need to be careful that we don’t let it drive our decisions and actions either. To help combat this, I shared How to Regain Your Financial Confidence after Debt.
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A Few Good Reads
Here are my favorite posts from the past week. Enjoy!
I loved this post from Travis from Enemy of Debt where his Kid Showed More Financial Responsibility Than Him. It is both humbling and gratifying when our children surpass us and teach us a few money lessons.
Wendy from Girl Meets Debt reminded us that Small Indulgences Are Worth It, perhaps even more so when you’re getting out of debt. As important as cutting back and getting your spending under control is, you also still need to permit yourself a few small indulgences to keep your sanity.
Shannon from Financially Blonde related her son’s Poopy Incident at school with us and how we can create “poopy incidents” with our own finances. This is a fun post and offers great insight on how to respond when we find ourselves knee deep in … well, you know.
Brent from VOSA had an excellent guest post at Budgets Are Sexy on How I Ran a Business out of a Shoebox and made $10,000. If you have a side hustle or want to be more entrepreneurial, Brent has some great tips for you.
Catherine over at Plunged in Debt shared with us a tragedy-in-making with her post, The Consequences of Not Giving Your Child Any Monetary Control. Standing on the outside, I bet you can see this parent’s well-intentioned mistake. The saddest part is they think they are giving their child a huge gift, but are they really?
Well, that’s a wrap for this week. I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!
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