Financing child-rearing is complicated and messy, just like the rest of parenthood. But there are plenty of ways your costs could be lower than the average.
The worst thing about all this is not that NBC reporter Katy Tur apparently has no idea about basic American expenses and their tradeoffs.
Sharing your fresh bread with friends and family—this thing you made especially for them and for you to enjoy together—is about as gratifyingly communal as it gets.
Here’s what I learned from my mom, the garage sale queen. She knows how to find beauty in things that others no longer want.
As long as we continue to stigmatize household labor such as cleaning and child care, we stigmatize those to whom it falls by unavoidable extension.
It’s not that I believe plungers are more important than people, but I do think keeping a clean house best serves the mortals—big and small—that I love.
Just a quarter of today’s parents regularly assign chores to their kids. That means their kids are missing out.
It’s time to bring home economics back to schools and colleges.
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