In the August issue of Money Magazine my article, “The Right Way to Give an Allowance,” discusses how allowances are evolving. No more financial rewards for doing chores. Instead, kids are encouraged to be entrepreneurial, identify needs around the house and negotiate their pay.
Four months into parenthood and I’m experiencing the Baby Effect. I’m not talking about the loss of sleep.
I have and always will understand why some parents choose not to work. But I continue to believe that it’s just not something I will ever choose for myself.
There it was, staring at me right in the face. That thing I always heard existed, but didn’t personally feel until it hit me (quite intensely) last week while traveling for work: MOMMY GUILT.
To accomplish my tasks and make sure I don’t compromise time with my family, I’ve decided to commit to the following to improve upon my time management:
Babies bring out the best in us, especially when it comes to being generous.
Newborns don’t need a whole lot of stuff – mainly just food, diaper changes, hugs and feeling secure. But I’ve discovered some relatively inexpensive items that can end up being total lifesavers during the baby’s first year.
Sorry I’ve been MIA from my blog the past couple months. As many of you know, I’ve taken on a very new, very exciting role in life: Mom. Evan was born on the first day of summer, June 21. He’s a happy baby who loves bath time and his Sharknado robe.
Since the New Year, I’ve enjoyed receiving your questions and have decided to tackle a few here on my blog.
My husband and I have ultimately decided that no matter how wide our income disparity and no matter who is bringing home the smaller paycheck, entirely opting out of the workforce to be a stay-at-home parent is far too risky.