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ParentMap Magazine

March 2019

The money-minded March issue of ParentMap puts a focus on family financial wellness and planning and on embracing a spirit of “scrappiness” as a family virtue.

Planning for your family’s financial future can be a daunting task, and one too many of us avoid altogether if we can help it. Our expert-informed checklist encourages parents to get started with simple steps that will help them align their money management habits and reality with their family values.

Contemplating the Great Beyond may only be fun for the pathologically morbid among us, but if you have a child, then it is imperative that you gravely consider your own mortality. We offer our practical estate planning guide to help inform the who, what, why, when and how of drafting a will.

To expand on the topic of family legacy, we help parents answer that eternal kid query “Where did I come from?” with fun ways to explore family genealogy with children of all ages.

Oh, snap! Our Out + About feature on top tips for photographing kids in nature will inspire budding photo-pops and momtogs to get out with the kids for some pic-worthy family time peeping the spring cherry blossoms.

Seattle native son Joel Gamoran will tell you that being scrappy — and cooking scrappy — can make you happy! As national chef for kitchen retailer Sur La Table, this gregarious, plaid-wearing host of the television series “Scraps” and author of the new cookbook “Cooking Scrappy: 100 Recipes to Help You Stop Wasting Food, Save Money, and Love What You Eat” is at the forefront of the zero-waste, food-scrap cooking revolution.