Tag Archives: kids

All over the place

Back to the gym and trying to eat better. Things are starting to come together again. Granted, it’s only been a few days, but I’m feeling more in control. We spent the weekend in the house – none of us … Continue reading

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Family matters

Hubby is a card. He loves teasing me for things that I know I do. I am a little worried about starting the job in a couple of weeks. One of the things I focused on for a minute was … Continue reading

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Allowance

We’ve started the kids on an allowance. They each have a chore that they must perform, in addition to the regularly expected help around the house. Their allowance is $4 a week. They get two to spend and two to … Continue reading

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Paper and ink

My mother (Hi, Mom!) bought the kids a ream of newspaper style paper for their drawing and art projects at home. Younger Boy loves it. He cuts it up into “dollar bills” It’s a rectangle of paper with a number … Continue reading

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Cleaning and kids

Some days I really miss the manias that came with uncontrolled bipolar. I used to get so much done! As it is, I get distracted easily and go from one project to another, never really finishing any of them, until … Continue reading

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Budget with the boy update

Once again I have a mountain of laundry. This time it’s at least clean. I am putting off doing homework as well. Horrible of me. Last night I went through the budget with my son. We did the entire month. … Continue reading

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Budgeting with kids

Last night I told my son that tuition had gone up significantly this year so he wouldn’t be able to stay after school just to play. We don’t have any extra money laying around. He asked if his $4 would … Continue reading

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Not much except money

Words fail me these days. There isn’t much new going on. School started for the boys, my husband is taking on a new class as an instructor, I’m chugging along in my classes. No Earth shattering new frugalities. We’ve agreed … Continue reading

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School and growing too fast

Bleaching my hair didn’t work so well the other day so I immediately dyed it red. Red is my go-to color. I’m pleased with how it turned out. This was the kids’ first week of school. Getting to know new teachers … Continue reading

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My boy: the next great philanthropist

I don’t even know where my older son gets it, but he wants to sell everything. His toys, his pictures, his stories, his games, everything. Entrepreneurial spirit is great and all, but his sense of pricing is not. We have … Continue reading

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