It’s hard to believe that it’s already April and we’re celebrating Easter this weekend. It seems early to me, but we’re still looking forward to gathering with our friends and family to enjoy good food and an Easter egg hunt. One of my Mommy indulgences is buying pretty dresses for the girls. We budget and plan for them, but they are a splurge and treat. The good news is Lauren and Taylor are not wear it once girls!
A Few Good Reads
Here are my favorite posts from March. Enjoy!
Catherine from Plunged in Debt reminded us of the importance of Teaching Kids Financial Responsibility. I believe helping kids build a healthy relationship with money where they learn to make confident decisions and respect money is one of the best gifts we can give our kids. A must-read for parents if you truly want to set your kids up for success.
Tonya at Budget and the Beach asked Why Is Change so Hard? A great question with no easy, universal answer. If you’re struggling to make changes in your life, financial or otherwise, read this. Sometimes, just knowing you’re not alone, can make a difference.
Kim over at Eyes on the Dollar shared her daughter’s Most Frugal Birthday Party Ever, although I must confess some bias here. Kim shared the idea came from me and called me brilliant, which of course, I am. All jokes aside, I love how involving her daughter with her birthday budget was a huge win for everyone. Read Kim’s experience and considering trying this with your kids.
Travis from Enemy of Debt shared A Conversation Overheard: Teenagers Ordering Pizza for the First Time. I love this post! Beyond their sweet enthusiasm for ordering pizza by themselves, I also love how practical they were because it was their money buying the pizza. Not only did they enjoy a delicious pizza, they also learned about the cost of waste, delivery fees and tips. All great lessons to learn.
Brian at Luke 1428 taught us How To Make a Good Decision Every Time using a series of questions to guide our response. I tell my clients, my daughters — you — that we are the culmination of the decisions we make. Therefore, we need to be able to make good decisions in calm and crazy moments. Brian has a great set of questions that can help you slow down and make the best choice, rather than an emotional one.
Well, that’s a wrap! I wish a Happy Easter to those who celebrate the holiday and everyone a wonderful weekend!