We know you don't have a lot of time to kick back and read whatever you like.
As a Mom, there's never enough time in the day. You're either soothing or carpooling or cooking or reminding them to please, for the love of god, put on some clothes.
But we also don't want the important things you need to know as a parent to get lost in the shuffle. We created LV Moms because we know how important it is to stay on top of your money, and to teach your kids good financial habits, too.
We hope to be your trusted source for advice on how to raise financially savvy children, how to start saving for college and how to best budget for groceries, clothes and fun family vacations that won't break the bank.
We also know that sometimes a single topic might not pique your interest on any given day.
That's why we decided to give you more options. In our new "Grab Bag" format, you'll find three stories to choose from.
Today, an experienced SAT tutor shares the secrets to making kids of any age better test-takers, we offer up the ultimate babysitting guide (including how to find a great sitter and how much to pay her). Finally, we dare you to resist the single best option for getting kids to save: Five adorable piggy banks—two of which won't cost you a penny because you can DIY them together! It's a perfect weekend project.
Like this format? Did you pick your wish in the stories below? Or is there a story you'd really like to read in LV Moms? We'd love to hear what you think. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Guide to Picking the Perfect Babysitter
It’s important to have a dependable sitter (and a few solid back-ups) on call. But safety and etiquette questions abound: What should you look for in a sitter for your infant—versus a toddler? How much do you pay for multiple kids—and should you tip?! For answers to all of the above, and much, much more, consult our ultimate guide to babysitting.
Secrets of a SAT Tutor: Make Your Child a Better Test-Taker
Whether your child is 5 or 15, there’s a good chance he has a long future of testing in front of him, and being a good test-taker sets a child up with lots of good things: good grades and good scores, acceptance at a good college—and, well, a great career. That's why we asked an expert for her insider tips on helping your kids ace their next exam. Hint: Pack lots of sharp No 2 pencils ... and this.
5 Piggy Banks We Love
Nothing conjures up images of childhood like an old-school piggy bank. And nothing is better at enticing kids to save their allowance. But we're not about to tell you to run out and spend a ton on a little piggy that’s meant to help you conserve money. That’s why we love these five cute cheap or DIY options … two options won’t cost you a cent.
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