Parenting who is right

Parenting today is very spirited topic for parents. There are many new fads when it comes to parenting. Many people have thoughts on how you should parent. Parenting is becoming a competitive world to others. Who is right or wrong? Is there a magic book on it? There are many books on this subject. People […]

Getting a Pet instead of having a Kid

The more people I meet are deciding to get a pet instead of having kids. There has been published articles on this subject also. There are many reasons that this could be happening. Some company surveys show it is because the cost of having a kid and raising a kid. I think back when I […]

Christmas Traditions or Just Gifts

What family traditions do you have at your house? If you have kids what Christmas traditions will they talk about with their kids someday? Do your kids only care about Christmas gifts or do they look forward to Christmas traditions and family time? When I was single for years to being a divorced dad for […]

Boys Lessons from Others

The boys were not as excited the other day as we were when talking with two kids about their life paths. Logan turned 17 last week and Seth turns 13 this Sunday. They are growing up way too fast. Mrs. RE and myself have been working with the boys for years on things we feel […]

Can’t Retire Yet – Who’s fault is it

Have you been out shopping and saw someone that should be enjoying their retirement years and still working? Do you then wonder what happened and why are they working? We saw that yesterday and wondered what happened. Everyone can have excuses or things happen to them in life from Divorce, Job loss, Medical issues or […]

Kids College Debt Ideas

Do you have kids that live at home or have grandkids then this may help give you ideas on helping this with their financial future. College costs can really be expensive if you don’t have full ride scholarships. Difference between being debt free after college or having lots of debt could be driving a moped […]

Teenager Driving Costs

Each state has different costs and rules in general for getting your drivers license as a teenager. When I grew up in Iowa we could get a driver permit at the age of 14. Then we took Drivers Ed class in High School and then once we turned age 16 we could go down and […]

Our Kids Motivation Update

School is back in for the year and we have had a fun ride for the last four weeks so far. I know schools’ back home may not be starting till this week in some towns. Our boys are now in 7th grade and 11th grade. Both are facing new challenges this year that will […]

Girls Visit 2018

—- The last two weeks have gone bye so fast. It was great to have Mom and the girls come visit us from Minnesota. It will be hard to see them leave in a couple of days. We have had a busy two weeks and tried to show the girls some exciting parts of Arizona […]