Raising independent children

Save Fragile. Eggs. Pushed out of the feathered nest. As a child, I was expected to work hard with an end goal of self-sufficiency. Independent. I have the same expectation for my teen-aged children. As a mom, I am amazed at how adeptly my now 13- and 17-year old boys have embraced any speck of freedom and independence. Oh, I started them out young, for sure! Traveling Solo Unaccompanied minor flights to visit grandparents in Florida, France, and Fiji. Ok,… Read more »

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Save Shake your shamrock or shamrock shake? Apparently, my kids report that the ‘big’ thing in our small town is going to McDonald’s for a shamrock shake. (A large shamrock shake from Mickey D’s, by the way, packs in 820 of not so healthy calories, so you’ll need to shake, shake, shake more than just your shamrock if you drink one today!) If you opt to forgo the fast food shamrock shake, you can jump over… Read more »

I am so excited….I just signed up for Erin Chase’s Grocery Budget Makeover and took advantage of signing up at the same time for her new MyFreezEasy program as well. Since the beginning of time (well, ok, since I became a working parent), my mom, who studied Home Economics at Cornell, has insisted that I would save time and money if I cooked meals ahead and froze them. Sixteen years later (never too late to learn), I am finally gearing… Read more »