The "Three Jar" Approach to Allowances

The "Three Jar" Approach to Allowances

by Carrie Southworth

“Mommy, how do I make money? You know, to buy stuff.”

Once again, stumped by my 5-year-old daughter, Savannah.

Up until this point, I tried to run our household in a very specific way — my husband compares it to a hippy commune. “We’re all citizens of the house,” I would tell my children. We all had jobs as citizens; we all had to pitch in.

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Making Nightmares - A Creative Way to Help Young Kids with Nightmares

Making Nightmares - A Creative Way to Help Young Kids with Nightmares

by Carrie Southworth, co-founder

As a parent, I often think I can help my child better than anyone else.  But recently I was reminded that great ideas can come from anyone who loves and cherishes your child.

You see, my 4 year-old daughter Savannah had been having trouble with nightmares.  Nothing too extreme.  Just the occasional middle of the night wake-up, cry-fest.  We would go in, help comfort her, and she'd go back to sleep.

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Twigtale Cover Stories

Twigtale Cover Stories

by Twigtale

One of the perks that comes with publishing personalized books is seeing the wonderful book covers families create. Look, we're just going to say it - each one tells a story. A meaningful, wonderful story. We are honored that you chose to tell it in our books. Our founder Carrie Southworth is thrilled to present two delightful covers from Colleen and Briege.

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In the Toy Aisle of Target

In the Toy Aisle of Target

by Carrie Southworth, co-founder

“Mommy I NEED that Dora the Explorer bubble wand!”

Of course you do. Of course you need that bubble wand RIGHT. NOW.

It takes all my restraint not to launch into a lecture on privilege right there in the toy aisle of Target. A lecture on how lucky my 5-year-old daughter is and how there’s children starving in Africa, who don’t need bubble wands. They need food and healthcare and shelter.

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The Twigtale Twelve - Carrie Southworth

The Twigtale Twelve - Carrie Southworth

by Twigtale

Carrie Southworth is Twigtale's founder and a dedicated mother to her two young daughters. She is also a former model turned successful actress, recipient of an economics degree, and one of the funniest woman we know (please see her answer to #9). And she didn't even pay us to say that! I mean, she is paying us, but you get it. We continue the launch of our favorite new feature with her answers to The Twigtale Twelve.

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Carrie Southworth on This Week in Startups!

Carrie Southworth on This Week in Startups!

by Sara Garrity, MSW

Our Founder Carrie Southworth was interviewed by Jason Calacanis on his This Week in Startups podcast yesterday. If you couldn't watch the live broadcast, a recording is posted below! 

You don't want to miss this dialogue. Here are some gems from from the interview: 

-     Jason is a "high extrovert" and loves doing this podcast. We like his story. 

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To Carrie Southworth Johnson on Mother’s Day 2015

To Carrie Southworth Johnson on Mother’s Day 2015

by Coddy Johnson

Dear Carrie,

One day many years from now, when we are old and gray, and when our daughters have grown, and when we are grandparents or even great-parents, and when the years remaining in our lives can be counted on one or two hands, we will sit together, just like this, on a Sunday morning.

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