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 What to Do When Your Children Break Things

by Nikki Willhite

It's dinner time. The food is hot and on the table, and you are just waiting for your 10-year old to bring over the milk from the refrigerator.

He opens the refrigerator door, takes out the milk, and then before he can even close the door, he drops the milk and it spills all over the kitchen floor.

He looks at you. His reactions are mixed. At first he may be surprised, then frightened of how you may react, and then, in self defense, a little belligerent.

You are hungry. Your family is waiting for dinner, and now, in addition to your frustration over wasted money, you have a mess to clean up. How do you react?

Do you start yelling at your child- telling them how careless they are, and how they have wasted money?

Do you threaten to take the cost of the milk out of their allowance- no matter how long it takes?... more
 

 

 

                     



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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and Happy Homes

Clothing - Save Time and Money by Creating a Capsule Wardrobe, by Ashley Henshaw

Have you heard of the term “capsule wardrobe?” This fashion trend, which originated on Project 333, is gaining steam, and for good reason.


Budgeting - How to Save Money THIS WEEK, by Andy Peloquin

Saving money isn’t some abstract concept that begins when you finally earn more than you spend. It’s something that you need to start TODAY, RIGHT NOW!


Frugal Living - Live Frugally Now, Live Comfortably In Your Later Years, by Tiffany Marshall

Most people are willing to talk about retirement when it comes to the idea of not working any more. Fewer are willing to talk about preparing to grow old.


Cleaning - The Bed Bug Purge—Do You Really Need All That Stuff?, by Tiffany Marshall

My friend recently had a bed bug invasion of her home. Before you judge her cleanliness, you should know that bed bugs don’t care if a home is immaculate or filthy so long as there is fabric to live on and flesh to bite.


Frugal Living - 7 Reasons To Live Frugally, by Tiffany Marshall

People have a variety of reasons to live frugally, but the last one on this list might surprise you. Why do you pinch pennies?


Frugal Living - Creative Uses for Cardboard Boxes, by Ashley Henshaw

Thanks to the wonder of online shopping, having cardboard boxes around the house is totally normal these days. Making the effort to recycle them is great, but reusing them is even better.


Cleaning - 5 Things I’ve Learned To Live Without, by Tiffany Marshall

Sometimes you grow up assuming you need certain things to maintain a household only to find out later in life you don’t.


 

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