Live Comfortably (You Deserve It)

I want to spend just a little bit of time this morning with the concept of wealth. As it has been documented on many financial websites, the majority of America lives from paycheck to paycheck and has, for the most part, given up on the mindset of being debt-free. Along with the abandonment of this mindset goes the pursuit of financial freedom. Yet, there is a way that a person can live free of debt and be financially stable.  Continue reading

How people will behave

I made a trip to Lynchburg with one of the boys in my house last night to just hang out for a while and I left it completely up to him as to where we would go. Should be fun. Knowing the resident, I anticipated a restaurant and the mall. He did not disappoint. We ate at Golden Corral and then went to the mall to do a little shopping. His third choice for the night came as a bit of a surprise. Continue reading

Listen to what they are saying

It is so important to be actively engaged with your children. I get it. Sometimes you want your kids to shut up and give you some space to think. Sometimes we even justify this by talking about how hard of a day we have had or how badly your child needs to learn to entertain themselves. I tell myself these very same things all the time. Then, about an hour or so later, I remind myself of how bad this approach is for my children who need to have someone listen to them. Continue reading