Simplify your kid’s wardrobe

This might seem like a wierd post for December but, since I talked about simplifying gift giving - and more particularly the 'four gift rule' - it seemed an opportune time to talk about kids clothes. Children's clothes are crazy expensive. It's really easy to get sucked into the crazy holiday 'sales' and get carried … Continue reading Simplify your kid’s wardrobe

Simplify your gift-giving

There is something about this season that unleashes a hopeful expectancy... and not always in a healthy way. People - not just kids - want and expect more than most budgets can handle. Aside from the other ways in which people overdo and overcommit, overspending can really put a damper on the beginning of the … Continue reading Simplify your gift-giving

Why I don’t do Black Friday

Can you believe Thanksgiving is this week? This year has simply flown by! Today I'm going to take a little detour (not really a break, though) from the series on considering others to talk consumerism and how much I dislike everything about Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Black Friday promotes mind-blowing behavior. Let’s call it … Continue reading Why I don’t do Black Friday