Hi friends! So, I've mentioned in the past that you should find a financial advisor that you trust to help you plan for retirement and invest your money. I've had people say to me, "Margo, how come the person who sold me insurance is offering to do a retirement projection for free, but other advisors… Continue reading Money Mondays: How Exactly are Financial Advisors Paid? And By Who?
Ever had that feeling when you find EXACTLY what you want at the cosmetic counter or drugstore for way less than you thought it would cost? No?!? Ok, so we usually don't either. But oh man, when it happens... Cosmetics shopping is one of those things that somehow seems to constantly disappoint. All that money… Continue reading Frugal Friday: Drugstore Cosmetic Finds
Now that you've had a day to help out families at the border, let's talk about what to do to keep your own child from being separated from you. This is not fun to think about, but I'll tell you a few, easy things that can keep your kids safe and decrease your stress level.… Continue reading Dr. Annie Answers: A Child Separated, Part 2
Unless you've been living under a log, you've probably seen the heart-wrenching controversy about families being separated at the border. Over 2000 children have been taken from their families, from teenagers down to nursing babies. I don't know about you, but I can't help imagining being unexpectedly separated from my own little girls and it… Continue reading Dr. Annie Answers: A Child Separated, Part 1
Camping is one of those activities that our family has always enjoyed doing together. Being in nature, grounding ourselves, and slowing down for a weekend has been really effective in helping us reconnect and bond when daily life seems so busy. We camp with extended family as well, which, for us, has always been an… Continue reading Kristy, Au Naturale: Survival in the woods, aka tent camping with kids.
A few years ago, when I was moving from Florida to Maryland with my husband, while pregnant, AND switching jobs, I had a friend give me some great advice. “Take it one box at a time,” she told me. “But there is so much to do!!” I responded, exasperated at the growing To Do List… Continue reading Divorce and Money: Unpack One Box At a Time
As incredibly proud and crazy parents of three little ones, my husband and I have been surprised at how frequently we are asked about the transition from two to three children by families expecting or considering a third child. What’s it like going from two kids to three? How is the transition? Is it THAT… Continue reading At Home with Christiana: Thinking about that third baby?
This post is both confession and discussion. It's about learning to be a mommy and learning who my child is. It's embarrassing and important. When I was pregnant with baby #1, Hubby Pants and I decided we weren't going to find out the gender of the baby before birth. In my household growing up, gender… Continue reading Dr. Annie Answers: Little Personalities