Thursday, February 19, 2009

Thursday Thrifty Tip: Invest in Your Kids

I apologize in advance for my lack of "real" writing depth this week. I didn't want to think I had forgotten you, my faithful readers. Honestly, I'm just in an adjustment mode. I am defining my role in the working world (part-time that is...) and continuing to be the best mom and wife I can be. I am being refined.

It is a new balance, but a good one. I was often told how "amazing" I was to be able to handle being a full-time "stay at home mommy" for four years. However, my hats are off to the ladies that work all day and then come home to get supper on the table, kids bathed, spend some quality time with the kids AND then get all the other regular household duties done on top of a 40+ work week. Whew! You totally "AMAZE" me.

Raising kids is one of the most difficult, but rewarding aspects of my life. I can't imagine my life WITHOUT them and truly...I don't remember what my life was like BEFORE them.'s Thursday Thrifty Tip is going to be a stretch, but invest in your kids lives.

By investing I'm not saying to start them on their own 401K when they are two months old. No. I mean...take the time to get to know them, "really" know them. Give your kids your attention, praise them, hug them, make special treats for them, kiss their boo-boo's, pray for their future, and love them unconditionally even when they make mistakes. Making your children's lives "rich" in experiences and love is the best investment on their future livelihood and yields great "return" on your heart. Our children has and will continue to be one of the Drew and I's biggest riches in our lifetime.

From inside the little blue bungalow,
Katie Jean

Reader's Note: For other great Thursday Thrifty Tips don't forget to read the following blogs: Tracy, Genny, Anisa and Crystal.
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Nancy Cook said...

Amen, KJ.

Traci said...

Keep trying to juggle. You'll get into the swing of it and it will get easier. Giving up the time with the kids will be the hardest thing. But like you said, the time you do spend with them is so much more important.
Hope we can get together soon.