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Blog Round-Up: Week of May 5, 2014

Blog RoundUp: Week of May 5, 2014

Mother’s Day is this weekend, and I’m a big fan of a day that celebrates mothers. šŸ™‚ It was a journey that I almost missed and am so grateful I didn’t. Being a working Mom isn’t always easy but hearing Lauren and Taylor shout “Mommy” and the daily hugs and “I love you’s” make it worthwhile. This week I actually talked about my juggle as a working Mom over at Breadwinning Mama. To all Moms, especially my own, thank you for everything you do!

This week at The Heavy Purse, I took a closer look at fear and the role in plays in our money lives. On Monday, I asked How Do You View Money—Fearfully or Joyfully? Fear can be a good motivator, but we need to be careful that we don’t let it drive our decisions and actions either. To help combat this, I shared How to Regain Your Financial Confidence after Debt.

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A Few Good Reads

Here are my favorite posts from the past week. Enjoy!

I loved this post from Travis from Enemy of Debt where his Kid Showed More Financial Responsibility Than Him. It is both humbling and gratifying when our children surpass us and teach us a few money lessons.

Wendy from Girl Meets Debt reminded us that Small Indulgences Are Worth It, perhaps even more so when you’re getting out of debt. As important as cutting back and getting your spending under control is, you also still need to permit yourself a few small indulgences to keep your sanity.

Shannon from Financially Blonde related her son’s Poopy Incident at school with us and how we can create “poopy incidents” with our own finances. This is a fun post and offers great insight on how to respond when we find ourselves knee deep in ā€¦ well, you know.

Brent from VOSA had an excellent guest post at Budgets Are Sexy on How I Ran a Business out of a Shoebox and made $10,000. If you have a side hustle or want to be more entrepreneurial, Brent has some great tips for you.

Catherine over at Plunged in Debt shared with us a tragedy-in-making with her post, The Consequences of Not Giving Your Child Any Monetary Control. Standing on the outside, I bet you can see this parent’s well-intentioned mistake. The saddest part is they think they are giving their child a huge gift, but are they really?

Well, that’s a wrap for this week. I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!


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  1. Friday, May 9th, 2014
    Happy Mother's Day to you, Shannon! My wife and I will be visiting my Mom on Sunday. She'll be recovering from surgery (which is happening in just a few hours) so hopefully she enjoys the company. Hope you have a great weekend!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Friday, May 9th, 2014
      Thanks, DC! I hope everything going well for your Mom during her surgery. I am sure she will be glad to have you and Victoria visit her and help her recuperate. :) Have a great weekend too!
  2. Friday, May 9th, 2014
    Happy Mother's Day to you Shannon!! I hope your husband and girls spoil you like you deserve! Thank you so much for including my poopy post this week! As all of us moms know, it comes with the territory. :-)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Friday, May 9th, 2014
      And Happy Mother's Day to you too, Shannon! I can't wait to see what the girls and Chris have planned for me. :) And I certainly hope your son and husband spoil you too! And yes, poopy incidents definitely come with the territory!
  3. Friday, May 9th, 2014
    Hope you have a Happy Mother's Day Shannon! We're taking Nicole to the botanical gardens here in Omaha as they do a nice brunch and then she gets to look at all the things there. :) Have a great weekend Shannon!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Friday, May 9th, 2014
      Thanks, John! And Happy Mother's Day to Nicole! :) It sounds like you and the kids have a great day planned for her. I'm sure she will love it. You have a great weekend too!
  4. Girl Meets Debt
    Friday, May 9th, 2014
    J and I are driving 5 hours out of town to surprise his mom for Mother's Day. Happy Mother's Day to you my beautiful friend! :)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Friday, May 9th, 2014
      Oh, J's Mom is going to be thrilled! :) You have a wonderful weekend too, my beautiful friend!
  5. Friday, May 9th, 2014
    Happy Mother's Day to you! It's my wife's first one this year =)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Friday, May 9th, 2014
      Thanks, Andrew! And Happy 1st Mother's Day to you wife. :) I know you and baby LRC will make her day extra special.
  6. Friday, May 9th, 2014
    Happy Mother's Day Shannon!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Friday, May 9th, 2014
      Thanks, Stefanie! You have a great weekend too!
  7. Friday, May 9th, 2014
    I love Mother's Day....we should be appreciative of the Mom's in our life everyday, but taking a day to specifically recognize them rocks. Thanks for the shoutout!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Friday, May 9th, 2014
      Absolutely - we should appreciate Moms (and Dads too) every day! You're also very welcome for the shout-out too!
  8. Friday, May 9th, 2014
    Thanks friend! Happy Weekend!!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, May 11th, 2014
      You're welcome! Enjoy your new baby boy! :)
  9. Saturday, May 10th, 2014
    Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day Shannon!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, May 11th, 2014
      Thanks, Tonya!
  10. Saturday, May 10th, 2014
    Happy Mother's day Shannon. Thanks for all of the information you share. I hope you'll take Sunday off and just enjoy time with your family :-). I'll be spending it with my Baby boy and my hubby. I'm glad you didn't miss out on the joy's of motherhood. It sounds like you have very sweet children :-).

    All the best,
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, May 11th, 2014
      My daughters are indeed very sweet and I am so glad that I did miss out on them. :) Sounds like you have a wonderful planned and I hope they spoil you terribly on our special day. :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
  11. Monday, May 12th, 2014
    Thanks Shannon. I hope you had an amazing day!!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
      You're welcome, Catherine! Hope you had a great Mother's Day too!
  12. Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
    Thanks so much for including my post over at Budgest are $exy!
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