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Author Archive | Jill Anderson

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We Couldn’t Afford to Pay for College. And it’s not the end of the world.

I remember thinking when our babies were born that college seemed far off. People told us we should start saving right away, especially after we had five babies in about six years. But there was always something else–paying for graduate school, buying our first home, braces, summer camp, the list goes on. And then, one […]

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A Case for Chores and Kids Doing Their Own Laundry

My husband and I have five daughters, and we have done chores 100 different ways in almost 20 years of parenting. Sticker charts, rotations, weekly chores, monthly chores, allowance, no allowance. But regardless of the method, our kids have learned that they are a working part of the family. We love each other, and we […]

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