First off, I want to wish a very Happy Easter weekend to you and your family.
The arrival of Easter, also coincides with the arrival of spring and warmer temperatures on the horizon. I know that we could all use some sunshine and warmth after a cold winter.
One of the biggest challenges that many families face (mine included) is how to balance the inherent benefits of putting our kids in sports or other activities against the high cost that these activities entail.
In our house, we have two boys who are actively involved in a number of sports including hockey, rep baseball, swimming, basketball & soccer.
Each of these sports requires a serious commitment of both time & money.
My wife and I both see the benefits of raising healthy & active children, but at times we struggle with where to draw the line.
Here is a great article that sheds some very much needed insight on how to keep from spending a fortune kids’ sports.
Be sure to pass it along to someone you know who shares this same dilemma.
How to keep from spending a fortune on kids’ sports
After much thought and consideration, my husband and I decided that it is finally time to get our kids started in a few sports and activities this year. Although I enrolled my children in their first sport willingly, I didn’t take this decision lightly. As we all know, getting children involved in sports and activities can be expensive in both time and money, and it can be a slippery slope that can escalate over time and last for years. Since my kids are still young, I want to take a thoughtful approach now — before things get out of hand. I want my kids to learn and grow. I want them to get involved and stay active. What I don’t want is to go broke doing it. Here are some tips on how to keep from spending a fortune:
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