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Why we gave our kids debit cards

Why we gave our kids debit cards {Heather's Handmade Life}

We started giving our kids allowance when they were four and six: $4 per week for our four-year-old daughter, and $6 per week for our six-year-old son. One dollar per year of age, we figured, was pretty reasonable.*** ***It eventually (quietly) got downgraded to… Continue Reading “Why we gave our kids debit cards”

Bright and organized bedroom

I’m always amazed by how much you can change a room in just a couple of hours — no painting walls or replacing linens required. When my friend Lisa asked us to take a look at the bedroom of her eight-year-old daughter, Katie, I… Continue Reading “Bright and organized bedroom”

Rocked by the report card

Rocked by the report card: I finally opened one that mortified me! {Heather's Handmade Life}

Four years into being an elementary school parent, it finally happened: I opened a report card that mortified me. Our son’s report card was packed with WDs (Well Developed) and glowing comments about how he’s “confident” and “compassionate” and “knows what he has to… Continue Reading “Rocked by the report card”

Christmas pom-pom garlands

Christmas pom-pom garland {Heather's Handmade Life}

Let’s get this out of the way up front: I dislike Christmas decor. I mean, it’s fine in other people’s houses. I know plenty of people who love decorating for the holidays and their homes look wonderful. But in my house? Ugh. It always… Continue Reading “Christmas pom-pom garlands”

Notice me Senpai?! My 8-year-old’s secret admirer

"Notice me, Senpai!" My 8-year-old's secret admirer sent him the weirdest note! {Heather's Handmade Life}

Well, that was unexpected! My eight-year-old son just came home with what may be the most … unusual … secret admirer note? In case you’re not used to kiddie-writing, it says … Dear Dexter, Hi. I really like you. Like not as a friend. Like… Continue Reading “Notice me Senpai?! My 8-year-old’s secret admirer”