February 2023 Newsletter

February 2023 Newsletter

Let’s Talk Shop is your 5-minute crash course for parenting school-aged children.

Every month we give you updates on what we’re doing to make Ketshop better. We also seek out interesting articles, research, and entertaining stories – summarized just for you.  

We are so glad you’re here… now Let’s Talk Shop!

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An inside look at Ketshop

How we’ve been using Ketshop in our family

A few days ago, we were at a grocery store with the children. Of course they wanted all the snacks and toys. So we opened up Ketshop and showed them their balance and progress towards their goals. 

“I’ll buy this toy for you, but it will come out of your Ketshop savings. What do you want to do?” After much consideration, they chose to buy slime (about $1.00 each) instead of the $24.99 stuffed animals they were originally begging for. 

We still pay our children for above-and-beyond tasks, such as vacuuming or shoveling the driveway. The allowance is intended to give our kids more financial empowerment, one set of sticky hands at a time. 



Our favorite parenting podcasts

Parenting podcast recommendations

Recently, I’ve been listening to a lot of parenting podcasts. Sometimes I’m trying to get new perspectives for Ketshop, but often I’m just trying to be the best parent I can. There are literally thousands of podcasts out there, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorites. Click the link below to read on the blog!


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The Best Podcasts for Kids

While you listen to parenting podcasts, these child-friendly stories will keep your kiddos entertained.

Why Chores and Allowance Shouldn’t Be Tied Together

Rather than encouraging our child to do something for its intrinsic value, we instead teach them to ask, “What’s in it for me?”

The Good News/Bad News of COVID: Our Kids and Money

The pandemic has made brought a lot of pain and difficulty for families worldwide. But there are some upsides, as well!


If you want us to feature a book, research, or have a recommendation for our newsletter content, we’d love to hear it, just send us an email!


Mari Collins Harris, Ketshop co-founder, paints faces at the 2023 Teddy Bear Picnic
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Mari Collins Harris
2023 Teddy Bear Picnic

Ketshop was a proud sponsor at the 2023 Teddy Bear Picnic, an annual fundraiser for Tahoe’s Connection for Families. We had a blast painting faces and meeting our youngest community members!

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