Category: Marriage and Family

family dinner time - the most important thing to remember

The Most Important Thing to Remember About Family Dinner Time

Inside: The important thing to remember about family dinner time. Hint, it’s not what the experts tell you.

“A family who eats together, stays together.”

I read this quote on a blog explaining why family dinner time at the table is so important.

Great. Another reminder of yet another area in which I feel like … Read more

managing expectations on family vacation

Managing Family Expectations: 4 Things You Need to Know

Inside: Let go of control, manage your expectations and give yourself grace when you mess up. Stop expecting your family to be perfect.

Irritated, I reached for my daughter’s arm to hurry her along. The huge resort iguana captured her attention while I was rushing to get us to the pool.

I felt my arm … Read more

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Struggling with Marriage Money Problems? 3 Simple Solutions

Inside: Common marriage money problems and three tips to overcome them.

My shoulders ached with tension as I sat at the computer, reviewing our joint checking transactions. I bit my lip and squeezed my eyes shut to hold back frustrated tears.

Sighing with despair, I realized that we didn’t have an income problem. No. What … Read more

Save Money and Cut Costs on Family Vacation

How to Save Money on Family Travel

If there’s one thing I love, it’s getting out of town with my family. Something about getting away, even for a long weekend, just lifts my spirits. But vacation costs add up fast. Since I’m the money-manager of the family, I’m always looking for ways to save money on family travel.

Our family vacations can … Read more

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Times Got Tough Financially, So We Got Tougher as a Family

On February 15, 1986, Billy Ocean’s “When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going” peaked at number 6 on the Billboard charts. Appropriate, since that was around the time that Oklahoma was really feeling the effects of the oil boom bust. Times got tough financially. So therefore, we had to get tougher as a … Read more