The Best Time to Teach Your Kids Good Financial Habits: Now

Only 14 states require teens to take personal finance courses in high school, according to the Council for Economic Education. It falls upon parents to teach children good financial habits before they reach the age of budgeting dilemmas, credit card offers and student loan snafus.

Research has shown that kids develop lifelong financial habits by modeling their parents’ example. Also, experts say taking conscious steps to be a good financial role model is the best way to equip your children for a fiscally sound future.… Read more ...

Six Ways to Become a Mompreneur

The role of the stay-at-home mom is important. Giving full-time care to children is a lessening trend in the U.S. A Gallup poll reports that while 24 percent of U.S. adult women are working mothers, only 14 percent can stay at home with their children.

Multitasking mother with her daughterDespite this noble task, many stay-at-home moms are looking to do more with their time. Gallup also found that mothers who stay at home are more likely to be depressed than mothers who go to work. A mom’s motivation for … Read more ...

The First Indian Miss America, racism and the bigot next door

When Nina Davuluri was crowned Miss America, there was a nasty backlash online. People didn’t like that she was the first woman of Indian descent to win the crown. They told her: It’s America, not India and called her a terrorist, made references to al-Qaeda and whined about it being inappropriate because it was close to 9/11.

My good friend Ruby is a gracious mom of two boys and a wife to a sweet man. They are also Sikhs and she wrote a telling post Read more ...

Guest Blogger Talks Kim Kardashian & The Fairytale Marriage Myth

*Guest blogger The Defiant Housewife talks about Kimmy K and the belief of a fairytale marriage.

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OK. I’ll admit it. I watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians. And Khloe and Lamar. And Kourtney and Khloe take Miami. And I can’t forget about Kourtney and Kim Take New York. I know that half the world finds this family annoying as hell. I just find them entertaining.

They are hilarious and I love their clothes. I also think Kris Jenner is a f$&*#@% marketing … Read more ...

A Soggy Basement Brings A Flood of Memories Good, Bad and Embarrassing

*Guestblogger Jess is a quick-witted, stay-at-home mother-writer-friend who periodically discusses the various lenses of her life on She’sWrite. Here’s her story:

I’m going to embarrass myself.

In case you hadn’t heard, it rained the other day in Chicagoland. Our sump pump failed when the power went out and that was that.

Box after cardboard box full of photo albums and old papers were soaked. I had the enviable honor of pulling out each individual photo and laying it out to dry. Good memories, bad memories, … Read more ...