Partners In Crime: Sibling SuperPowers Unite! – PBS Supersisters blog
A great story of how two kids worked to pool together their resources to make a large purchase. What I particularly love about the story is the way each kid used his or her strengths to make it work so no kid was left behind. Bryan and I have been discussing the issue of allowances – when and how and if we should give our kids money. This definitely got me thinking about possibilities in a new direction.
I would also be interested to hear your thoughts on allowances in the comments.
Recession Hits Holiday Giving – KUOW.org
“As an At-Home mom I sometimes feel powerless in my ability to contribute to the financial welfare of the family, but I discovered I was wrong.”
I heard this story early in the morning one day last week while holed up in my office before the kids woke up. It wasn’t a particularly earth shattering story, but the above quote caught my attention so I went back and listened to it again once it was posted online.
I’ve had conversations with other stay at home moms where an insecurity was expressed (or implied) at not contributing financially to the household. Sometimes it’s in the context of anxiety over financial hardship, sometimes in the context of not wanting to ask for things like a night out alone to regroup or to pursue a hobby.
I appreciated this woman’s perspective – that even though she doesn’t bring in the money, she found value in her frugal management of it, and saw this as a significant contribution to the household.
Two-faced – Beautiful Sorta
I liked this idea of making up only half your face and leaving the other half bare, then taking a picture. Alison would love to get your picture for posting on her new blog.
It’s Been a Long Time – one-change.com
In my writing I’ve been exploring our family dynamic – how we make decisions of how to spend our time, things we do together, things we do apart, etc. Mollie’s post resonated with me in this regard, in making intentional decisions together as a couple and moving in the same direction. During past seasons, Bryan and I have moved in separate directions doing separate things, but the more we find our way around each other, the more we realize our family is most at peace when we move together to do the same things. If this isn’t making any sense, I apologize. I predict a full blog post on the subject very soon.
The Thankfulness Tree – PBS Supersisters
I realize Thanksgiving is over, but it’s never to late to pay tribute to all the blessings we have to be thankful for. This is a great craft project that’s fun to do as a family. I think we may attempt a version of it for Christmas this year.