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Month: June 2016

5 Tips For Raising Kids to be Smart With Money

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Just like any other lesson our children have to learn as they grow up, lessons about money start at home.  While the approach will be different across different age groups, this is a guide on how best to handle general everyday situations and discussions.  While it’s never too late to teach children about money, starting early is key, if possible.  Having a clear understanding of where money comes from, saving for a big purchase, and understanding the consequences of their purchases will ultimately boost their confidence and go a long way to ensuring that they make wise decisions in the future.  Chances are many of us have made money mistakes in the past (who out there can relate to a closet full of shoes that you really don’t need? I know I can!) but teaching our children will hopefully lead to fewer mistakes and a greater appreciation for planning ahead.

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Looking For Encouragement? Thrive Moms is for You!

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Good day ladies!  Just a quick post to let you know that my home girl Jen and I recently joined the Thrive Moms Local community.  The mission of the Thrive Moms ministry is to bring mothers together to uplift, inspire, provide encouragement, friendship and prayer for one another during our journey.  It isn’t always an easy walk but it helps to connect with other women who can understand and relate to your situation.  God has called us to be mothers by entrusting us with our amazing children.  Because of this he wants us to live life to the fullest and enjoy all of the things that he has provided for us.  Thrive Moms helps with this by connecting moms not only globally online (through their newsletter, ministry, devotion studies and online meetups) but also locally.  It’s important to get engaged with the community around us, meet new people and support each other as best we can.

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Celebrating Father’s Day…With a Twist

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I recently came across an initiative for fathers to empower their daughters.  What better way to celebrate Fathers’ Day than to recognize examples of how fathers impact the lives of their daughters?  The relationship young girls have with their fathers mirrors the types of relationships they’ll have later in life with their future partners so recognizing the important role father play in raising both their sons and daughters is key.

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