You cannot expect to manage money if you don't have a budget. This process is how you decide where your money goes.
Always be cordial, but not fake. Give your hellos, hugs, etc., and then keep the party moving.
As long as you tell them what they want to hear, it's all good. As soon as you say something they don't like, you are the enemy.
If you're blessed like me to still have your mother in your life, every day should be Mother's Day! No, I don't mean you have to buy flowers, candy, or gifts 365 days a year, but you should be showing some type of honor to your mother in some form or fashion.
I spent half of my life raising children and supporting my husband while I worked a job that I loathed to help take care of my responsibilities.
If you haven't already watched your child go through something serious, think about what that might feel like. Imagine them coming home or calling you with a pressing matter, especially if it's a situation you have discussed over and over with them.
Guest blog post: While the ‘good cop bad cop’ approach works in interrogations, it isn’t the best approach to use when raising your child. Something I have learned and subscribe to is that both parents need to be in agreement when addressing their children so as to avoid any confusion.
I was a young mom, but I continued a lot of old school practices. I appreciated most of my upbringing, like my family's religious beliefs, morals and values, and overall mannerable way of life.
While I will still say that being a teenage mom was not a good idea, I am thankful for everything it taught me.
There were so many talks I did not receive as a child that I've tried my best to ensure I had with my sons.