Hug Them While You Can: Soon They Will Be Teens

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Scholarshare. Colton had his first guitar recital last weekend. I awoke the morning of the recital to him slamming the refrigerator door at around 5:15 a.m. He had played his song, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star over and over in the weeks leading up to his big day […]

Win $2500 Towards a ScholarShare College Fund

Win $2500 Towards a ScholarShare College Fund

Sponsored by ScholarShare I’ve talked recently about setting up a college fund for your kids. I have one already in college and one heading there next year. (insert sobbing) As they grow so does the price of college and trust me when I tell you, you do not want to arrive at their freshman year […]

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Teacher Gift Idea: Bracelets that Educate

The end of the year is right around the corner and I have the prefect teacher gift idea for you. Buy a bracelet for your kid’s teacher and educate kids by paying teacher’s salaries in Kenya. How cool is that idea? Most Massai families can only afford to send one child to school. And? That […]


Prepaid Debit Cards for Teens

I have been talking about this great product for years. The Spend Smart Card by Bill My Parents. I seriously wish I could put one in every single teenagers hand across this great country. If I did? You would thank me. With flowers and cards and maybe even a day at the spa. The lessons […]

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Bill My Parents Asks: What are your goals?

Year after year as a family we make our resolutions and year after year we break them. It occurred to me this year that the problem is 12 months. To quote Prince, “That’s a mighty long time.” Life changes. You realize your goals were unrealistic. Truly, who can not drink wine during the week for […]


The Perfect Stocking Stuffer: SpendSmart Card

  Those of you who read my site know that I am a BIG FAN of the SpendSmart (previously called Bill My Parents). We have been using it for over a year and it has been fabulous. If you don’t believe me, you can ask my teenagers. Five reasons why you too should fill your […]


Teens Giving to Troops #Teens2Troops

After meeting the amazing husband of @semperfimomma my boys were inspired to give back this holiday season to the troops. They weren’t sure how to do it and then after hearing from Laura that many of the Marines on her husband’s ship wouldn’t be receiving care packages this holiday season for various reasons, they knew […]