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Back-to-school Budgeting

This coming week Madison is going back to school woo-hoo! I can’t wait! It’s not that I don’t love hanging out with my daughter, having lazy days and busy days taking on new adventure during the summer. I’m just ready to get back to the routine of school. Now that it’s back to school I start to feel the pressure of buying all of this cool back-to-school gear. Cool expensive crayons, pencils, backpack etc., etc. Not only to buy the best of the best school supplies but also new outfits, geez. What do I do to not get in over my head with back-to-school gear?

First thing I do is talk with Madison about getting ready for back to school, and how being organized is the most important thing. So we go through all her pencils crayons and notebooks so she knows what she has already. Now, when we going shopping, she already knows that she has 100 crayons and pencils doesn’t need any more. I do the same for the clothes as well. We don’t go out buy a bunch of new clothes. I have a great appreciation clothes that are handed down by family and friends and now we have been shopping at the second-hand store, not just for Madison but for myself too. I feel like this has given her appreciation for what she does have and makes her realize it’s not always about wanting more. 


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