We know the answer: Yes, it's getting more expensive to raise your family. There are a few factors contributing to the cost increase. The most talked about is, of course, inflation. But inflation is just one part of the equation.It's impossible to quantify all the expenses … [Read more...] about Is Raising Kids Getting More Expensive in 2023? A Look at the Numbers
America’s Schools Need a Pandemic Gap Year
Here's the deal: we're all sick of unprecedented times. We are tired. Beyond that, we're all feeling legitimate grief over life as we knew it - you know, the "normal" life we all took for granted just a few months ago.Now we're entering the "return to school" world. And boy … [Read more...] about America’s Schools Need a Pandemic Gap Year
Is a Costco Executive Membership worth it?
To know me is to know I love Costco.I do almost all of my grocery shopping at Costco. With a family to feed and frequent guests, buying in bulk just makes the most sense. There are a few things about Costco that I don't love, like when they suddenly stop stocking my favorite … [Read more...] about Is a Costco Executive Membership worth it?
Private vs Public School
A few years ago, my husband and I watched a documentary called Nursery University. At the time, our oldest was an infant. We laughed at the idea that parents would obsess over private school admissions for children as young as three.But if the creators of Nursery University … [Read more...] about Private vs Public School
7 Parenting Truths When You Feel Like You’ve Failed
Children are challenging. From infancy through the troubled teen years and beyond, there's a lot of pressure that comes with parenthood. It's normal to feel as if you're in over your head at times. When you feel like you're not doing the best job, here are a few things to keep in … [Read more...] about 7 Parenting Truths When You Feel Like You’ve Failed