Showing posts from June, 2016

Debunking The Myth That Babies Are Expensive

The number one justification I hear from people about why they are waiting to have kids is that they can't afford it. Babies are no where near as expensive as you think they are. As long as you do it right. 

I have 2 kids and am pregnant with my third. The first 6 months of my kids' lives I guarantee I spent less than $50 a month on the baby. If that. My number one expense was diapers which I got on Amazon Mom. Their subscribe and save feature cannot be beat. I went through one box a month at about $28 a box - delivered to my door. 

Both my babies were breastfed, so there's another zero expense (aside from the massive amount of food I ate.) If you have to feed formula you are in a whole other financial ball park. That mess is EXPENSIVE! 

Babies were made to be breast fed and mommies were made to make milk. Most women quit breastfeeding because of stress and disappointment. The odds that your baby pops out and magically knows how to nurse are basically nonexistent. Its HARD an…

Don't Let Your Children Graze On A Leadline.

Discipline is an art form. I always tell people God allowed me to train horses for years just so I would know how to raise my children. Its exactly the same. Except I can't tie my child up and walk away if I get frustrated. But the consistency is the same. 

If you expect a certain behavior out of your child, you need to expect that behavior all the time. Not just when it convenient for you or when you've had enough.

A lot of people let horses graze while they are leading them around in a halter. Then they get to a horse show or in a hurry and have to keep jerking on the lead rope to keep the horse from grazing. 

So how do you teach a horse that its ok to graze sometimes and not others? You don't. If its not ok sometimes that means its never ok. 

Same thing goes for raising children. If you don't want your child to throw a ball in the house sometimes, then its never ok. Don't give them an old, broken laptop to do as they wish with it and then get mad when they step on y…