Childhood should be about having great memories. So, as parents, that is what we try to do. We take them to various sporting events, movies theaters, concerts, and other such events. But those costs do have a way of adding up. Parents will pay an … [Read more...] about Free Family Activities for Summer 2019
Some people may say that suburban living is simpler than city living. However, it certainly isn’t cheaper. As numerous research studies and my own experience can attest to, living in the suburbs is more expensive for homeowners than living in the … [Read more...] about The Hidden Expenses of Suburban Living
“You should endeavor to write something worth reading, or, lead a life worthy of chronicling.” I love collecting quotes, and this is a very old quote about the difficulty of writing. When I was 11 years old, I promised myself that I would become a … [Read more...] about Your Child’s Career Choices or “Help, My Kid’s an Artist!”
Separation anxiety for children can start very early in life. It can start when they are as young as a few months but usually begins around 2 or 3. No, they aren't ready to take the car and get groceries. But they are gradually beginning to learn the … [Read more...] about Why Summer Camp is Good for Kids
“Don’t be that guy.” That is the self-educating mantra I tell myself to keep myself from doing things that I find abhorrent in others. Sometimes the most important thing in life to learn isn’t learning what to do, but what not to do. An important … [Read more...] about Do Homeowner Associations Wield Too Much Power?
My three earliest childhood memories of the 4th of July in the 1980s involve family reunion themed cookouts, Twilight Zone TV marathons, and playing with firecrackers. I didn’t mind the cookouts, but they required so much packing and … [Read more...] about Where to Buy Fireworks and How to Enjoy Them Safely