Monday, April 12, 2010


Today I spent the day with this gal:

She's grown so much over the last year that a shopping trip was in order. Dad told her she had X amount of dollars to spend and that she couldn't go over it. So we headed out to her favorite stores...Children's Place, Old Navy and Kohl's. She found some great deals and came home with lots of summer clothes that FIT! She did a really great job weighing her purchases. Once she even found something that she really liked, but decided it was just too much for her to spend on it. I was so proud of her!

Teaching our kids about money is one of the most difficult things about parenting. I want them to understand that money doesn't grow on trees, that we are to be generous with what we do have, and that saving for a rainy day is essential in these tough times...and always. Such adult things to be teaching them, yet foundational in raising children to be adults with a clear head about finances.

Wow....who knew this parenting gig would be so tough! Thankfully God' word has plenty to say about money, saving, debt and other stewardship topics. He's got it covered!


Lacey said...

Everytime you put a picture of her up, I just can't imagine her being that old! Love you both!

Heart2Heart said...

It's hard to imagine just how fast our kids grow up literally right before our eyes and it's apparent that both you and your hubby are doing great jobs at instilling some amazing values in her life as well.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat