You hear about it all the time. A family patriarch passes away, and the man’s children suddenly begin arguing about how to handle the estate. Who inherits what? Is the executor of the will really doing [...]
Many years ago, before I quit my job to become a stay at home mom to my first child, I had visions of leisurely days at home. Sure, I’d spend a little time cleaning the house, [...]
My parents aren’t exactly elderly yet, so I’m not terribly worried about how they’re doing with money. However, before my grandfather died I saw what an impact his diminishing judgment had on my parents, and I [...]
Right now, thousands of almost-freshmen are preparing to attend college. While it is is tempting to buy a bunch of decor and try to spruce things up in your dorm room or apartment, it might not [...]
It’s that time of year when all of the senior high school students just graduated, or are about to go through their graduation. As parents this can either be extremely easy on you, or incredibly difficult. [...]
As my oldest child starts high school this year, I find myself thinking more and more about what her life will look like after she graduates. Of course she will have a big say in what [...]
Adding a new child to the family is an exciting time. Since finalizing our adoption last week, our lives have been filled with congratulatory phone calls, celebrations, and a general merry atmosphere. We were so focused [...]
School’s out for the summer! That means you can forget about school until September, right? Not so fast! If you’re wise, you’ll begin thinking about September now and start saving for the plethora of expenses that [...]
We just finalized the adoption of our toddler. We adopted through the foster care system, and though our particular circumstances were unique to us, adopting through foster care is becoming an increasingly popular way to adopt. [...]
For the past year my husband and I have been certified foster parents. In our case, we took in a relative who needed a home. Over the last year we have learned a lot about the [...]
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