Welcome to another Round-up here at MomVesting. As always, you all added many quality posts to the blogosphere over this last week.

We at MomVesting are very grateful to have each of you as a part of our community. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. It's fun to map out our route to a wealthy future with each of you.

Here are some of your great posts from this week:

Money, Marketing, and Social Media

I don't know about everyone else, but I must say that I have definitely been keeping up with the news about the potential government shut down. Yet, in the midst of everything, there comes a point when we have to remember that life does go on. Over the last week, I spent some time reading your blogs, planting some roses, and just enjoying the beautiful days we have been having.

Before I plant, I always check radar to see what kind of weather to expect. While the forecasts are not always accurate, they do at least give me some idea what to plan for.

It’s been another great week here at MomVesting.  Perhaps it’s spring beginning to mingle into our senses, but the future is looking bright.  I hope everything has been going great for you, as well.

I really enjoyed reading everyone’s posts this week.  Again, thank you to our new commenters.  It’s always nice to know who’s reading, and what you’re blogging about as well. 

From toys teaching us how to invest to levees breaking, this last week of posts was just great!  Thank you to everyone for such an outstanding week.  It never ceases to amaze me how much I learn from each of you every week.

Kids, Toys, and Spring

With all the woes of the world right now, it’s important that we don’t forget to focus on the positives:  Spring is almost here!

Along with all the green grass that springing up around us, many of you may have noticed a couple new people to MomVesting community (commenters).  As a little welcome, I’m going to do my best to include all of our happy commenters in this week’s round-up. 

Financial planning, as you all know quite well, is a life-long process.  From the minute we decide to buy that very first pack of gum or save the money to go towards something bigger and shinier down the road, we embark on the financial planning journey.  Even if we don’t write down an official plan, we’re making choices that will influence our financial future.

There's nothing like snuggling up to the fire for a good read.  Not too long ago, that would have brought visions to my mind of an overly used paperback book, a large turtleneck, and a steaming cup of hot cocoa.  Thanks to my new toy, however, I now see a notebook, a pen, my iPad (the toy), and all of your blogs.

Now, if only the idea of reading brought visions of sitting outside in a luxurious garden.  I'd trade my iPad in for a sunburn right about now.  Surely Spring is in sight by now...  Let me go look out my window.  Nope.  Still just a bunch of ice and snow.

Another great week of posts, everyone!  I enjoyed reading them all.  Some of you made picking the posts to share this week very difficult, because everything you wrote was so good.  Of course, that's why I also link to your blogs, and not only one particular blog post. 

If you are unfamiliar with any of the blogs below, I highly suggest you check them out.  Have fun reading!

Can you believe it’s already Sunday? It still seems like last week Wednesday to me. At this rate, it won’t be long and we’ll be celebrating a new year already! Okay, so maybe I’m getting ahead of myself a little bit.

Over the course of this last week, I read many great blog posts:

In an ironically titled post, “Delayed Gratification:  What Kids and Marshmallows Teach Us About Wealth Creation,” Money Cactus shared how linked our ability to resist sweets might be without ability to resist splurging.  It’s nice to have you back online, Shaun!