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

Provide feedback for others

Today is the last sequence in the series on teaching our kids to consider others. A few days we took a detour (not a break) to talk about Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. I thought, since yesterday was CyberMonday, that I would tie it all together by encouraging you to provide feedback. There are … Continue reading Provide feedback for others

Why I participate in Small Business Saturday

I love my local True Value franchise. I'm not kidding. It's seriously the best store. They have a smaller selection than some of the the larger hardware stores but there is one major difference: all of the items they sell are high quality and the employees know about each of the items. In addition to being able to provide a quality sales … Continue reading Why I participate in Small Business Saturday

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