TAKE A BREAK

WHY THIS: Week end is coming and that means for most people spend, spend, spend.  I am not against spending.  I even approve of the following money suckers.  Its those with money who supply jobs for many without out. At the same time,  I do think a day away from spending any money helps us think about what matters, forces us to be a bit more creative when it comes to planning time with our kids as well as serving as role models for all of the above,

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WHAT IS A PARENT TO DO?

Tip one: Just do it.  Declare a not spending money day.  Too much to ask, then make it an in-home family game night. One of my fondest memories is learning to play card games with my father every once in a while.

Tip two: Do a bit more.  Once you get The No Money evenings going, do a whole day once a month. Then do one every two weeks, then once a week.  Get the kids involved in planning that day.  It wouldn’t be cheating to walk to the library and take out some DVD’s.

Tip three: Practice what you preach. As always if you want the kids to do something, you have to model it.  So pick a day you spend no money and brag about it.

As always with the week-end coming plan Family and Friend time, Me-time, and Silent-time.

A PARTING QUOTE FOR THINKING ABOUT

Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.
                                                                                                                                                                        Jim Rohn

AS ALWAYS, PRACTICE KINDNESS

Be kind to me,  like this post or share it.  You will be helping me stay strong and maybe some others as well.  You will also be practicing one of the 12 Daily Emotional Fitness Exercises.  Click here to view all Daily Emotional Fitness  Exercises.If  regular practice of the 12 Daily Emotional Fitness Exercises does not improve the quality of your life, more might be needed.  That is the time to think about therapy.

Good luck, life is a struggle, caring for children harder than you expect AND despite the struggle, life as a parent is also wonderful.  

Katherine 

Image: Time.come

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