Halloween can be a ton of fun without breaking the bank. Learn all about how the CMO clan does costumes, decorating, and fun activities for the holiday.
In today’s article, I interview my 14 and 10 year old sons on their thoughts about not having a cell phone. Although I don’t have an objection to cell phones per se, neither son really wants or needs one at this point in their lives. Most of their friends have cell phones, though, so I wanted to ask them how they feel about being the odd person out.
Part of having kids is teaching them hard lessons about money. Sometimes parents find it tricky to teach things like deferred gratification, or making wise spending decisions, to their kids without lecturing them. Today I share the story about the role Harry Potter Wizard chess and Hoverballs played in helping my kids learn these lessons.
I love making cool cakes for my kids birthdays. It’s a fun, creative hobby that doesn’t cost much more than time and a BJ’s cake. Come take a look at all the cook cakes, and let me break down the cost for my latest creation-a Minecraft TNT cube cake.
Any parent knows the struggle. You want to do something fun together as a family, something everyone will enjoy. The kids are “bored” of the same old thing. The easy answer would be to just go spend a lot of money doing some kind of fun and new activity – a visit to an amusement […]
A few weeks ago we got back from our spring road trip. Three kids, ages 13, 9, and 1 at the time (now two!), many miles, and plenty of fun were all part of the week driving through New England. We started here in CT, and went to RI, MA, NH, VT, and NY (not […]