I whispered to my husband, “Are we insane? A $115 doll? Shouldn’t she be behind glass? What if her hair gets matted?”
If everyone benefits from childcare, everyone pays for childcare. Period.
Maybe it sounds familiar because it seems self-evident.
Forget retirement. Are you saving for parenthood?
I had never felt as much like I really had money as I did when I began sharing it with my family.
A new study from Young Invincibles has some unexpected and surprising news about Millennial parents: 20 percent of Millennial parents live in poverty, and Millennial parents have the highest poverty rates of any parents in the past 25 years.
If employees manage to slow down without drawing attention to the fact that they’re doing so — being subtle; fudging a little bit here and there as necessary — they can remain in their company’s good graces.
“As mothers we would never want *our* value to be trivialized to a dollar amount.”
I never got to do an actual work day with my dad but I would have loved it if he let me, simply for the glimpse into the shadow world of what adults do for so many hours away from home.
Instead of tax code changes that could be here one year and gone the next, I myself would prefer structural and societal changes in the way we support parents.
I love the idea of giving kids “one dollar per year of age per week,” because I would have been able to do so much with that money.
This windfall, along with the fact that my fixed expenses are relatively low, will allow me to make this boring dream into a boring reality.
Money and sex are so often a source of shame to adults that we assume they are inappropriate subjects. They don’t have to be.
How much have expenditures cascaded since the days of box cake and paper hats? Olen writes that 7 out of 10 U.S. parents spend more than $300 on a birthday party, while 1 out of 7 spend more than $1,000.
Theoretically, it’s our parents who teach us about money, the technicalities of how to handle it, but also how we might feel about it as a concept and approach it through a moral lens. But what about when our parents die before they can teach us anything?