Sidney’s Festive Film Review, Part Two

I was really excited to share this festive movie with Sid. Almost immediately, he made it clear that he wished I hadn’t.

Throwback Thursday: The Cost of Buying a Washer/Dryer from Sears Outlet When Six (then Seven) Months Pregnant

It’s very clear that this dryer will not be arriving within the next week, or maybe month, and certainly not without continued time and effort on my part.

The Cost of Discovering My Child Is Terrible at Soccer

I could give the highlights of her first season, but there aren’t that many.

A Year of Unpaid Maternity Leave

When I got pregnant I knew that I wanted to take a year off to stay home with the baby.

Doing Money Series: Preparing for Maternity Leave

I want to maximize my pay for as long as possible to give us as much of a cushion as I can to get by on reduced pay for the duration of my leave.

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.