Sami Cone is a blogger (, author & media personality mentoring others to live their dream life on less and pursue their passions. Sami is the author of the best-selling “Raising Uncommon Kids”, is known as the “Frugal Mom” on Nashville’s top-rated talk show “Talk of the Town”, & created the nationally syndicated “Family Money Minute”. She is proud to call Nashville home with her husband, Rick, and their two children (a daughter & son) who are 19 months apart.

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Last First Day of Kindergarten

It also made me realize that I’d been so focused about helping my youngest count down to his first day of Kindergarten, that I’d failed to help prepare him for the year ahead of him. It’s kind of like focusing so much on your wedding day and forgetting to prepare for the years of marriage…

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Fall Family Activities

Fall Into Gratitude

Being from Chicago, I’ve always loved watching the seasons change. However, I did spend a large portion of my adult life living in the South: Mexico, the Bahamas, Georgia, and Florida. The latter is where I got married and gave birth to both of my children, but I never considered Florida home. In fact, I…

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There is not one cookie-cutter way to parent our children.

Different Children, Different Needs

This became very evident to us very early on in our parenting. When my daughter was barely able to speak, I noticed a pattern of (what I thought was) defiant behavior emerging. If I asked her to do something, she would, on a fairly consistent basis, repeat back or do the exact opposite of what…

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