The Cost of Becoming a Soccer Mom

My 10-year-old is now in his second year on a competitive travel soccer team.

The Cost of Taking a Family Vacation Via Train

I was happy to pay extra for a sleeping car rather than try to figure out how to get kids to sleep in the coach section of the train.

The Cost of Giving Our Children a Musical Education

We had no idea how much it would cost to provide our own kids with music lessons and instruments, as well as the extra expenses that come with being part of an ensemble.

The Cost of Not Canceling Our Vacation

En route to the airport on an icy black January morning, our daughter threw up in her car seat. Uh oh. Then she puked a second time. Oh no.

The Time We Almost Became Travel Hackers

The answer to all my problems came to me during a 3 a.m. feeding: we would become travel hackers.

Squeezed: A Billfold Book Review

Thanks to all of you who recommended I read Alissa Quart’s new book.

When Parental Leave Policies Are Subsidized by Donated PTO

This isn’t exactly┬ánew, of course; people have been donating PTO to coworkers for years. But now that it’s trendy, coworkers might feel pressured to contribute their vacation days.

How to Do Theme Parks With Toddlers

Theme parks aren’t cheap, but there are ways to do them without spending a lot of cash.

My Family Clothing Budget: The Good, the Bad, and the Big

In our house there is a 12-year-old girl, a 16-year-old boy, my husband, and me.

Parents Are Taking On More Student Debt, Too

We don’t always consider the effect student debt has on a student’s parents.