5 Ways to Tame the "Gimmies" at Christmas

I love this time of year for many reasons.  One of those is the chance to teach my children about more than just receiving gifts.  What a wonderful opportunity to put into action those character va...   more»
Go Graham Go!

Teaching the Importance of Giving Back

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post called “Confessions of a Giving Back Under-Achiever“. And in it, I talked about how I think my family does a fairly good job of “giving back” to the community when o...   more»
King of Spoiled

Teaching savings in action

How lucky are our kids to have infinite resources around them to help them learn to save money? I’ve been working with one of those resources, a free online program called Kidworth, which helps chi...   more»
Just Precious

Parents, raise your children to do better. Please.

My sister met with Tanner’s teacher, to discuss the bullying. This is what one is supposed to do, as a parent, to address bullying. One goes to the teacher, and one sits down with the teacher to di...   more»
Her Bad Mother

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What do you do to "tame the gimmies" during the holidays?

  • This is something I struggle with every year and hope to eventually have the courage to say, "No presents."  Until then, I'm making coupons. http://sperk77.blogspot.com/20...
  • I feel like we're still trying to figure that out...step 1, don't get them so much stuff! step 2, give to those in need and have them be a part of it.