Tag: value

Finding the Perfect Kids Bike

The search for the perfect bicycle for our daughter required the full extent of my bargain searching talent.  Her birthday is coming up and I had considered buying a brand new bicycle but it is hard to justify the $60-100 (or more) price tag for a bike she will any ride for a year or so.  After looking at some… Read more →

Control Toy Clutter

Christmas is almost here and despite our requests for restraint from our friends and family we know our kids will get a new load of toys. Time to make room. We are not even six months into our new home and already it is cluttered with toys. Before we made the move we sold a pile of toys at our… Read more →

Avoiding Stress at Christmas

For many, if not most, the Christmas season can be the most stressful time of the year. What is supposed to be the most joyous of all holidays can be a real struggle to get through. There is often an increased workload at the office, more requests for social activities, and of course some intense shopping at overcrowded stores. Even on Christmas Day… Read more →

Hand Me Downs – Pay it Forward

Somewhere along the line hand-me-downs became a negative term.  Sure there are some kids who do not like wearing their older sister’s clothes, though Bryce does like Annika’s old pink slippers, I would suggest that if you move past the stereotypes hand-me-downs can be a great way of saving money on kids clothes and equipment.  This is especially true during the younger years when kids… Read more →

Puerto Vallarta with Kids – Exploring the Town and Surrounding Area

This is part two of four blogs discussing extending a package holiday to include independent family travel.  Part one, Getting the Most of Your Package Holiday – With Kids, discussed the concept and gave reasons why to consider it. Puerto Vallarta ‘Please return to your seats we will be landing in Puerto Vallarta soon’.  We were happy to hear this message,… Read more →

Budgeting without Sacrifices?

I find that if you want to see what the root human emotion is to an action, just test it on a child.  I wanted to test the word sacrifice and the common simple definition is ‘Giving up something valued’.   Let’s see, Jada seems to value this dolly she is holding.  Now if I come slowly and take this dolly… Read more →