It dawned on me recently that the drive home from school and subsequent hour after were getting grumpier. I’d read all sorts of advice on getting teenagers to talk about their day, but I have a 1st grader. I thought I had a solid 6-7 years more before I had to worry about this?! He’d […]
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From the outside, I had the perfect love filled family growing up: Mom and Dad were happy together, we had a nice house, I had a sister, dogs, and tons of support around me. For these things I will always be thankful. Once I became a mom- I realized that what I experienced growing up […]
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The last of our three part series in financial fitness, take a look and see what you need to teach your kids about credit and why!
Last time we discussed what it’s like to first meet with a financial planner. Taralyn Rose of California Coast Credit Union discussed what she hopes to accomplish when meeting with someone for the first time, including checking credit and spending, setting goals, and assigning homework. The second meeting looks much different from the first, and […]
The subject of financial security is one that comes up quite frequently in my world. When you have a family to worry about, the bills can often seem overwhelming and insurmountable. How to get out of debt, how to improve your credit, and how to accomplish your financial goals are tough subjects that weigh on […]
I recently had the opportunity to attend the Strawberry Picking Festival at Stehly Farms Organics in Escondido. Now, I must confess I am a bit of a crunchy mama most of the time. I do grow a lot of my own fruits and veggies in my backyard, and I use organic and locally grown products […]
It all started off normal enough. My son comes barreling into my room and slams the door behind him, sending my still-sleeping brain into panic mode. I say good morning, we have a quick cuddle, then he gets the dogs all riled up for breakfast. Ok, ok, I’m getting up. The new puppy started chewing […]
As I approached the 12th anniversary of my dad’s passing, I found myself thinking more and more about some of the choices we make for our kids. Although I was born in Southern England, I have lived almost my entire life in sunny San Diego. I played outdoor sports year round, went swimming and to […]
I look forward to the Super Bowl every year. I always have a gathering at my house, with lot of food and drinks for every taste. Although it’s a little bittersweet because the football season is over, I love sending it out with a big bash where everyone eats themselves silly. In the spirit of […]
It is a sad day to be a San Diego sports fan. Hearing the leaked news last night that the Chargers were officially moving to Los Angeles broke my heart. And it made me angry. I know everyone who is a fan of the team will respond differently, but I am mad. Mad that there […]