The Long-Term Costs Of A Growing Family

We’re still in the process of making some big changes in my career and our plans for the future.  While I believe that babies are not that expensive, they do grow up to be children, and then teenagers and adults.  Terrifying!  That’s why we have to take more of a …

Working Moms: What Are You Trying To Prove?

I’ve reached a breaking point which has forced me to embrace this uncomfortable truth: career success is meaningless to many mothers.  And I am one of them.  For us, time devoted to climbing a ladder of occupational status is likely to result in irreversible regret.  I must have been subconsciously …

Top Ten Best Side Hustles For Working Moms

Working moms are very busy, but I truly believe that almost everyone can find some time for at least a little side hustling.  Maybe you want to earn a little extra money to pay off debt, increase investments so you can retire early, or you might just be hoping to …

What Scares You The Most About Being A Parent?

Starting and growing our family has been one of the most incredible experiences.  Life has renewed purpose, bringing about a huge shift in priorities.  You find yourself responsible for the well being, health, and happiness of another tiny human being . . . who will eventually grow into an adult …

Just A Phase

With my maternity leave coming to an end, it probably comes as no surprise that I’ve been feeling sad and anxious about returning to work.  My last day at the office was back in March. The transition will certainly be difficult, especially because Mr. Smith is going to be at …

The Finances Of A Family

We all want to have a family and home life which we can enjoy as much as possible.  It can often be surprising, not to mention a little upsetting, how much money can get in the way of that.  It is for this reason that we need to know how …