Parenting Sucks: All I Want For the Holidays Is My Retirement Account Intact

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Dear Joanne, This year we have less money to spend on gifts this year for our kids and we don’t want to disappoint them. What can we do? Hallie Dear Hallie, What started out as little trinkets from the Three Wise Men has evolved into budget … [Read more...]

Parenting Sucks: How to Deal with Visitors after Having a Baby

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BY JOANNE KIMES Dear Joanne, I’m going to deliver my second child in a few weeks and I’m already worried about how to deal with the crowds of friends and family who want to see the new baby. When my first was born, I was overwhelmed and … [Read more...]

Parenting Sucks: Taming homework struggles

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BY JOANNE KIMES Dear Joanne, Now that school is back in full gear, we’re back to having homework struggles. Both of my kids are in elementary school and if it’s this bad now, I can only imagine what’s in store for me down the road as they get … [Read more...]

Parenting Sucks: Over Scheduling Our Children

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BY JOANNE KIMES Dear Joanne, Now that school’s back in full swing, it’s a madhouse at our house. Between school, after school lessons, sports, and dealing with homework, we can’t find time to even sit down together as a family for dinner. Any … [Read more...]