Do You DREAM of Financial Freedom?

Welcome! Welcome! Late this summer, Mark and I will celebrate our 20th anniversary. I have spent the last several months reflecting on our time together. We have had a great marriage. We get along really well. Seriously. We have an occasional fight and there are a lot of things that we don’t agree on, but we really do get along, and yes, he drives me crazy, in all the good and bad ways. I drive him crazy, too. Continue reading

Managing Facebook with Teens

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Facebook. I have a love/hate relationship with this awesome piece of technology.

Almost four years ago, my husband changed careers, and that meant that we would be doing a little bit of moving around. The first move wasn’t too bad. My oldest was nearly thirteen and he adjusted pretty well. We had been homeschooling until that point and decided this was a good time, for many reasons, to put them in school.

However, a little over a year later we were asked to change locations. By this time my second had turned thirteen and my oldest was fourteen and a half. This move was horrible. They were not adjusting. They missed their friends. A social life is extremely important at their age, and they were devastated. So, we decided to let them open up Facebook accounts in order to keep in touch with the people they dearly missed. Continue reading