With the school year starting up again, I started thinking about something I’m very passionate about: some families are just too busy. A few years ago, before my blog really took off, I wrote a three part series on creating a kid’s schedule that...This is a continuation to my Saturday post, which was a continuation to my Thursday post! So you may want to scroll down and read those first. But here’s the basic problem I’m looking at: do we as parents sign our children up for too many activities, and...A fundamental premise of Economics is that everything has an opportunity cost. If I buy a chocolate bar, I’m not buying a pop with that money. So the opportunity cost of the chocolate bar is whatever I could have bought–a can of pop, 20 jujubes, two...My 12-year-old daughter has recently started intense figure skating lessons. She’s never taken lessons before, but she’s entered at quite a high level because she’s been practising on her own for quite a while and is actually quite good. But she...I have a daughter who is very talented at figure skating. She pretty much taught herself, watching YouTube videos of famous skaters and then practising during our homeschool skate times. We’ve been trying to put her in lessons, but the clubs near us are always...