Michael on June 16th, 2008
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A couple of weeks ago I took my two daughters to Babies R Us to have their pictures taken. If you’ve got kids, you know what’s coming next: an experience. And then some. The three year old smiles on demand but is unable to sit still for even the fraction of a second required for a digital camera to get her unblurry image. My newborn smiles frequently enough but became suddenly and passionately enamored by her own hands which she desperately wanted to see if she could get all the way down her throat.

And our goal, of course, was to get them–at the same time,–to both smile and not move or eat any body parts.

Done! (after nearly three hours and a few breaks (the store was slow)). As I went around the store for lap # 3 with my three year old, I recalled that I had been interviewed by American Baby magazine about financial strategies for new parents and the newly expecting. Turns out the article was published in the newly arrived June issue.

If you’ve ever been faced with the monetary dilemma of “Now what?” after the kids arrive (or think you might get to that point one day), this article could help bring a smile back to your face.

It won’t remove the drool from your shoulder though.

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