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Money Management 101 for College Kids

Of all the things I wish they taught in school, I wish there were a better understanding of budgeting and debt. I graduated high school with a ton of bad advice on establishing a credit rating and almost no concept of financial planning beyond “How to Operate a Savings Account.”...
preparing for an empty nest

7 Ways I’m Preparing for an Empty Nest

Before the kids have moved out completely, I've decided to try to start preparing for an empty nest - when it's just my husband and me at home.

I’m Not Ready for an Empty Nest

The great big book of parenting (which none of us actually receives) never warned me of the absolute fear I would have of an empty nest.

Only Eighteen Christmases

Eighteen gets to be a gut-wrenchingly small number when you realize that’s the number of times you have to make significant memories with your kids.

9 Reasons I Love Having Adult Children

rather than dwell on the growing pains of change in our relationship, I prefer to celebrate the positive side of being a parent to my adult kids. And there are so many reasons why...
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How I Failed to Ruin my Son

Jonathan, my middle child, graduated from high school this month. Like millions of moms this graduation season, I wiped the tears from my eyes while scratching my head, wondering where the time had gone. He’s 6’3,” 190 pounds but it seems like yesterday he was climbing into my bed to...