I spent a lot of time worrying about “not being enough” for my children (and everyone else) while they were young. But when I asked my 18-year-old what she actually remembered from her years of childhood, it turns out she didn’t even NOTICE all the things I was worried about. Come listen to the conversation and take a deep breath! It all works out. 🙂
Music from Creations by Michael R. Hicks
Audio Editing by April Perry
Victoria Higham says
Wow – I loved listening to this! Proof that our kids enjoy spending time with their family and friends and not money.
Sarah Badat Richardson says
Hi. Would you please share what was/is the kids’s birthday budget. I love the idea but wonder what is realistic. I really like the idea of my daughter learning to budget for her birthday. She’ll be 9 in January. Thank you.
Hey Sarah! I hesitated to share our exact budget in the podcast because everyone obviously needs to tailor this to their own needs and budget, but for us, $100 has worked. For a birthday party, that covers a cake, some food, decorations, etc. Or the child can just have cash to spend on whatever kind of present they want–Legos, dolls, clothes, etc. Occasionally, the budget will go over a bit if we do a dinner or something like that attached to an event, but typically our children stay within the budget, and it’s something we can plan on for the year. Hope that helps!