Quotable Quotes for Sustainable Serenity 9.23.12

Maybe you are like me, and when you were 10, you routinely read your parents’ copy of Reader’s Digest.  My favorite page was “Quotable Quotes.”  Perhaps this is where I got my inspiration to start a chapbook of quotes and words of wisdom to help guide me to best overcome the adversity of life with grace and determination.  Continue reading “Quotable Quotes for Sustainable Serenity 9.23.12”

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Quotable Quotes for Sustainable Serenity 9.16.12

Maybe you are like me, and when you were 10, you routinely read your parents’ copy of Reader’s Digest.  My favorite page was “Quotable Quotes.”  Perhaps this is where I got my inspiration to start a chapbook of quotes and words of wisdom to help guide me to best overcome the adversity of life with grace and determination.  Continue reading “Quotable Quotes for Sustainable Serenity 9.16.12”

Quotable Quotes for Sustainable Serenity 9.9.12

Maybe you are like me, and when you were 10, you routinely read your parents’ copy of Reader’s Digest.  My favorite page was “Quotable Quotes.”  Perhaps this is where I got my inspiration to start a chapbook of quotes and words of wisdom to help guide me to best overcome the adversity of life with grace and determination.

Here’s a quick one today:

May you be truly rich-

~Aimee, TFF

Frugal Parenting: More On The Frustrating Subject of Chores

It may sound counterintuitive, but even if you are consistent with inconsistent methods of giving out allowances for chores, somehow kids get the right messages when it comes to money and teamwork.

Make a Wish event at Beardsley Zoo 2012
My daughter volunteered at a Make-a-Wish event in 2012. She aced the job, handling dozens of families at a time at her popular table. She even told me to go do something else because she had it covered! And, she was as calm and controlled as a cucumber.

Reading Aimee’s post, I wished I had adopted the chore wheel early on. Continue reading “Frugal Parenting: More On The Frustrating Subject of Chores”

Redefining Success: How Living in a Town of Entitled Families Fuels My Desire to Give My Kids a Better Work Ethic

Teaching kids life and work skills isn’t easy in this age of the enabling parent. I’m reading one new and excellent book, “Cleaning House:  A Mom’s Twelve-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement,” because I refuse to raise helpless and entitled kids.  Continue reading “Redefining Success: How Living in a Town of Entitled Families Fuels My Desire to Give My Kids a Better Work Ethic”