strategic family management

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    Planning

    How To Plan Your Month In One Hour Or Less

    Our busy family stays on the move, and that makes it vitally important to have a system for keeping everyone organized. I am always seeking ways to stay on task and get more done in less time without stressing out. It’s one of the four components to Strategic Family Management. And from basketball games to dance performances, …

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    Planning

    Grab & Go Breakfast Items You Can Make At Home

    Mornings are a bit crazy in my home. While Harold and Alexandra are early risers, Olivia and I are not the most functional when we awake. And even though Alexandra gets up bright eyed and bushy tailed, staging a battle between her Captain America and Wonder Woman action figures is more interesting than getting dressed and …

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    Budgeting

    5 Money Management Tools Every Family Needs

    It’s a commonly accepted notion that the two largest causes of stress in relationships are communication and money. In my non-scientific estimation, I believe the issues arise from communication (or the lack of it) ABOUT money (or the lack of it). According to an Ameriprise Financial study, nearly one-third of all couples clash over finances …

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    Home Life

    A Master Plan or The Master’s Plan?

    “Close your eyes. Have no fear. The monster is gone, it’s on the run and your daddy’s near. Before you cross the street take my hand. Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful boy.” from Beautiful Boy by John Lennon John Lennon penned these words in …