Taking care of a family is hard enough, but managing the finances can seem next to impossible. Not only do you want to give them everything you can, but you also want to do it all without breaking the bank. Here are 10 ways to create and manage a budget that you can stick to that provides your family with what they need. 1. Track Your Spending Habits. There are several … [Read more...] about 10 Tips To Manage Your Household Budget
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Boy oh boy. Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella, a tech veteran but new to the big Microsoft job since February, really goofed last week at an Arizona tech conference for women. Maria Klawe, a software engineer, former Princeton department head, and member of Microsoft’s board of directors, asked him about the problem of women getting paid less than men in technology … [Read more...] about Women, Money, and Why Asking for More Is Always a Good Idea
After having my second baby just a few weeks ago, I've now decided that my name officially sucks. How did this happen? I loooooooooved my name. I still love my name. But it just doesn't have the same magic anymore.Reality has hit me after one wedding and two babies in the last three years: My name doesn't match the people that are most important to me... and that makes me … [Read more...] about My Maiden Name Identity Crisis
Getting rid of things in your home can be a difficult task; it seems like we can always find reasons to hold on to items that we no longer need or use. But what happens when we just can't bring ourselves to throw things away? We may imagine that we will need these items someday - but what would life look like without ownership of these objects? Within all of us there is a … [Read more...] about The Art of Throwing Things Away
In the United States, only 1 in 100 dads take more than four weeks off from work following a baby's birth. For comparison, about 50% of employed new mothers take the same time off to care for a new baby. In fact, working moms step out of work for an average of 10 weeks to care for a newborn. There are, of course, many reasons more moms take family leave vs. dads. For … [Read more...] about Why Aren’t More American Dads Taking Paternity Leave?