Birthday parties and loot bags have increasingly become an obscene display of excess and expense for no good purpose. We are raising a society of highly-indulged, coddled and spoiled children and we only have ourselves to blame.
Nobody's perfect, celebrity leaks, toddlers and guns, competitive parents and The Gift Network. That's what caught my attention this week.
It started with a prenatal yoga class. Across the room, the beginning of a bond formed with another mom-to-be with a due date close to mine. We had a lot of the same pregnancy side effects. We were both having boys. She was energetic and outgoing - and SO excited about having a baby - it was hard not to notice her.
If your mom is like mine, she's pretty great and deserves to be remembered and honoured on Mother's Day! Looking back, my
Come on, it's almost Mother's Day and your eponymous celebrant is one of the most important people in your life, right? So why not give something about which she'll be properly excited? To assist, here's a C&J mini gift guide -- that spans the financial spectrum - featuring inspired, prezzies, any of which would send your Mom into a state of elevated recipient frenzy.
Some view Mother's Day as an entire day dedicated to mom, a day for her to do whatever she wants. Others view it as a day of gifting, a day when mom is showered with elaborate presents. We see it as both. All of this is within your reach if you read our guide on how to get what you want for Mother's Day.
Does your mom have a sweet tooth? This Mother's Day, indulge her by making a cupcake bouquet! This six-step bouquet will
It's a Wednesday afternoon, two weeks before Christmas. Sarah decides to pop into the mall. She wasn't enjoying this. This is what obligation shopping looks like but it's also what emotional debt shopping looks like. This time of year is ensnares us in an emotional trap. Remind yourself that stuff doesn't heal anything. If you manage your emotions, you manage your money.
The holidays are a time where we can recognize and appreciate the beautiful people in our lives. Families and friends make time to get together and it can also be a time to reflect on the past year. However, many of us may find it stressful dealing with all the activities and crowds. Stay calm this season by taking the following steps:
"Holiday budget" doesn't need to be an oxymoron. Our Top 20 Gifts Under $25 has something for everyone on your list--including the babysitter, the dog and the teacher.