We have a new member in the Money Habit household! And it’s making me want to share my favorite articles on money and raising children.
The Money Habit household is full of activity these days. As a planner-type, I had some checklists I wanted to get through before the kid arrived, and I was in full ‘Get It Done’ mode thinking we had an estimated X days before Babypocalypse.
My first lesson in parenthood is that kids don’t obey any of the beautiful laws of a spreadsheet or perfectly crafted financial plan.
This kid arrived early. The ‘Get It Done’ list is distinctly undone.
Our neatly arranged living room looks a hurricane tore through, leaving behind the wrappers of a dozen baby items that had to be torn out of their packaging the second we came home from the hospital in order to make it habitable for the kiddo.
We are, of course, equal parts delighted and sleep-deprived. And I wanted to share the news because:
1) All That Delight
2) I may be slower to respond to emails, messages, and the like just for the next few weeks.
I will still be posting regularly in the coming weeks, though it may drop to one post a week for a brief stint.
And bonus: the addition of the littlest Money Habit means you can also look forward to more content on financial planning for families with kids (life insurance and what kind? etc.), expenses with kids, and strategies for tax optimization, cost cutting, and investing for your children’s futures.