The 10 Tools I Use to Help Keep Us Organized During the School Year

Half the battle of staying organized and focused during the school year is to set yourself up for success by making sure you have the right tools and information readily available when you need them.

Tools to keep your family organized during the school year

Here are the key items I keep on hand during the school year to help keep us organized and on track.

  1. Central supply station with plenty of school supplies to get us through the year.  Items I keep in our station are: Sharpened pencils, Pens, Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils, Highlighters, Rulers, Scissors, Calculators, Lap desks (so that they can choose a comfortable place to do their homework), Paper clips, Stapler, Rubber bands, Pencil Sharpener, 3-Hole Punch,Variety of Paper (notepads, notebooks, plain white paper, loose leaf notebook paper), One or two extra binders with dividers, Folders, Backup Supply of Printer Ink
  2. Loose change and small stash of $1 bills for lunches, field trips, or class expenses
  3. Copies of kids’ schedules and locker combinations
  4. Copy of the school calendar
  5. School phone directory – Our PTO issues a new one every year.  It has the names, addresses, phone numbers, and emails of every family in our school as well as the contact information of all the staff members
  6. Family calendar – This is what keeps us sane.  I keep ours hanging on our refrigerator and have taught the kids to add commitments they have to the calendar and to look at it before making plans.
  7. Message/Reminder System – Whether this is just a dry erase message board in your kitchen or a simple notepad, I like to have a way of letting the kids write down requests or reminders for me so that I don’t have to carry them around in my mind.  So when they come home and tell me they need gym shorts, all I say is “write it down”.  It is off my mind and ready for me to follow up on later on when I have the time.
  8. Chore Chart – Updated almost every day during the school year with family commitments and responsibilities
  9. Permission notepads – Our PTO provides a permission slip notepad for use every year and I just keep a pad handy so that I can quickly send a note to the teachers letting them know if I will be picking the kids up early or if they are going home with a friend.
  10. Schoolwork and Paper Organizer – Kids bring home a lot of paper.  I use a combination of a family organizer and this counter top organizer to keep track of it all.

What tools do you use to keep your family organized during the school year?

Creative Clothes Shopping for Back to School

It’s that time of year again – the kids are going to be heading back to school, and they need new outfits. Many times, it’s because they’ve outgrown last year’s clothes. Other reasons include changing fashion trends and tastes. Regardless of the reasons, your kids are going to need new clothes before heading back to school.

Creative Clothes Shopping for Back to School

Are there any other options besides the traditional retail shops?  Is there a way to go about this creatively?  The answer is yes. Here are some creative options for back-to-school clothes shopping.

Take Stock

Do your kids come to you complaining that they have “nothing to wear”? It’s pretty doubtful that they really have nothing; it just seems like nothing. It seems kids can be so dramatic!  Take some time to assess your kids’ wardrobes and really discern what they have. Chances are, you’re going to find some decent clothes that fit that can be worn again. They might even be clothes that have been so long forgotten that they will seem new again! A closet can get full of clothes that don’t fit right and the good pieces get lost in the mix.

Break out the Needle and Thread

If you can sew, now is the time to get your sewing machine out. (And if you can’t sew, maybe now is a good time to learn!) You can recycle old clothes artfully with some well-places stitches. For example, let hems out or cut and hem worn-out pants to make shorts. If you can do some needlework, you can get creative and cover stains and small holes on clothes that otherwise fit fine. I am not a crafty person by an means, and I honestly would prefer to have a friend do this for me in trade for something that I am good at!

Give Old Outfits a New Look

While you are going through the bureaus and closets of your kids, try to mix and match and put together new outfits. You can create a whole new look by mixing and matching, especially if your child has items in similar or neutral colors. Now, with boys – this can be a little tough, but girls love this stuff!  Time spent with mom trying on outfits seems like a fun afternoon activity.

Shop for Used Clothes

Watch for consignment sales in your area, and since it’s the end of summer, keep an eye out for yard sales. It’s amazing what you can find at these second-hand options, sometimes even name-brand clothes that kids really like. While you’re shopping creatively for used clothes, don’t forget the internet. Yard sales are moving online these days, so take advantage of the local and larger groups selling used items online. Craigslist and ebay are great sources for bundles of clothing too.  I’ve been really successful getting 4 pair of jeans all the same size from another mom whose child has outgrown them.

Watch for Sales

Of course, watching for sales keeps your clothing bill lower; but if you watch for sales creatively, you can combine these events with some of the above options to create a whole new wardrobe for the school year. Try using coupons whenever you can and know when an item is priced at the rock bottom price.

Shop Online

I’ve always been a big fan of Old Navy.  One big reason was that I could order a ton of clothing in different sizes and styles, have it delivered to my home and then have everyone try them on.  This beats dragging my kids out to trek through stores finding the right styles.  Whatever does not fit or is not liked is easily returned when I am out on my own!  Plus when you order online you can use sites like Ebates and get cash back too, so you are saving even more.

Susan Heid loves inspiring Christian moms to make small changes managing their home and family life giving them more time, order and less stress! As a Certified Parent Coach and Family Manager Coach she enjoys sharing her expertise with moms through workshops, teleseminars, public speaking, and individual and group coaching.  She is a proud mom, step-mom and foster mom to 3, married to her very own prince charming, loves coffee, cloudy days, and does think the “bluest skies you’ve ever seen are in Seattle.”  Her FREE 5 part mini series: “The Opening Act” is helping moms worldwide become the calm mom they want to be!

8 Signs You May Be Living Life without Intention

Last week in How to Live Your Life with More Intention, I talked about how we can learn to give our lives and children’s lives more direction.  It has a lot to do about starting with a vision and giving ourselves permission.  It’s about knowing exactly where you are going, what you want, and having a plan to get you there.

signs your family needs more direction in life

And if asked, many parents would probably say that they are living lives with intention.  But are you really?  A life lived with intention is more than having goals for sending your kids to college or plans and money for retirement.  It’s about making the most of your life so that you are fulfilled.  It’s just as much about the quality of your life (the How’s & Why’s) as it is about the actions (the What’s).  Here are eight signs that you and your family may need more direction.

  1. You have trouble making decisions – Indecisiveness is the first and strongest sign you need more direction in your life.   Most people are indecisive because they are either worried about repercussions, risks, or missing out on something better. Or alternatively they have no idea what they want in life, so they choose not to participate by not making any decisions at all.
  2. You always feel scattered – Feeling scattered can be a sign that you need help getting organized, but it can also be a sign that you lack direction in your life.  Families or parents who are scattered, hop from one experience, job, or activity to another without much thought as to how these experiences move them toward their vision and goals.  It is a little like the “flavor of the day” approach to life that will eventually leave you and your kids exhausted.
  3. You feel like you have little control – Parents who always feel like they have little control or say over their lives are most definitely living life without intention.  Although the choices may not always be ideal, as parents we have a lot of control over the choices we make for ourselves and children.  Families who are living with intention make life happen rather than let life happen to them.
  4. Your life is centered around the kids – This is probably a big pill for many parents to swallow, but if your entire life is centered around your children then you aren’t living life with intention.  Parents need to have interests, hopes, and dreams of their own as well as for their marriage because as the saying goes “you can’t draw water from an empty well.”  Getting clear on your own direction first, is one of the most important things you can do for your kids.
  5. You have no motivation or drive – Lack of direction could be the reason you have no motivation.  It is really hard to get motivated about something if you don’t know where you are going or what success looks like.  Take time to define your ideal life and you will see your motivation improve dramatically.
  6. You are bored or restless – If you are struggling at finding pleasure or happiness in your life this may be a sign that you need more direction.  Take time to find out what things in life bring you and your family pleasure, and then work to find ways of fitting in time to actually do or experience them.
  7. You don’t think bigger than your current reality – Life is so much more than day to day routines of changing diapers, attending long boring meetings, or watching our favorite TV shows.  If all you can see in your life is how you manage these day to day routines and don’t see the bigger meaning or picture in life then you aren’t living life with intention.  Remember, life is so much bigger than any of us can imagine.
  8. You are indifferent to everything – If you find yourself or family being indifferent to everything this means you have checked out of life.  Parents and children who live lives with intention allow themselves to get excited at their successes and feel disappointment at their losses.  If you aren’t feeling anything then you aren’t living life with intention.

Remember, living a life with intention is about living a life filled with vibrancy, purpose, and meaning.  It’s about knowing who you are as a family and as an individual and working really hard to live the life you want and need.  It is so much more than how you manage the daily grind.

 

How I Use Remember the Milk to Keep Track of My Tasks

For the last couple of months, I have been learning and using Remember the Milk (RTM) to keep track of my tasks.

to do lis

Up until then, I relied entirely on a non-electronic approach to keep track of tasks for home.  I was (and still am) using Microsoft Outlook and Evernote for my work related tasks.  I opted for a non-electronic method of keeping track of my tasks because it was the most accessible and visible.  But I really wanted to try something electronic, so that I could more easily add items to the list when I was away from home.  I also wanted to see if there was a way of integrating the tasks into Microsoft Outlook, so that all my tasks (work and home) would be in one place.

Why I chose Remember the Milk

There are a lot of choices in electronic task management systems.  But I chose RTM primarily because of the ability it offered me to sync with Outlook (this is a premium feature), the availability of an iPhone app, and the fact that it was not overly complicated or time consuming to use.  One of my number one rules in choosing or creating any organizing or productivity systems, is that it has to be robust enough to do what I need it to do, but not so complicated that it takes a lot of time to manage and maintain.  I found this in RTM.

How I have it organized

RTM lets you create lists so that you can sort and organize your tasks by category.  I have three lists I use, Home, Work, and Church.  So anytime I add a task, I assign it to one of these three categories.  I purposely limit the number of lists so that I can keep it simple and less cluttered.

How I have Remember the Milk Set Up

RTM also offers a tag function that I have been playing around with, but to be honest I have never really gotten into the habit of using tags on any system.  I have four tags set up, @computer, @errands, @home, @phone.  These tags are based on David Allen’s Getting Things Done system in which he advocates that you assign each task a context in which it gets done.  So for example, if I was out and about in the car and had some free time, I could quickly look at my @errands list and get something done.  But like I said, I very rarely use this method of sorting my tasks.  My brain is naturally wired to think in terms of buckets rather than context.

How RTM integrates with Outlook

The primary reason I chose RTM was because it offered via its Pro version ($25 per year cost) the ability to sync with Outlook.  And I have been incredibly impressed with how well it does this.  I have used other systems in the past which claim to sync with Outlook, but they never did it very well.  The lists and tags you set up in RTM sync with the Category feature in Outlook.  And when I began playing around with the tag feature, RTM automatically created corresponding categories in Outlook for me when it synced.  Once I saw how well this feature worked, I was hooked.

RTM is a great task management system that I highly recommend you give a try.  It is robust enough to manage your tasks without being overly complicated to use.  It is available on the Droid, iPhone, iPad, and Blackberry.

How to be More Intentional About Your Life

Have you ever given much thought about being more intentional in how you and your family live your lives?  Or how you can change from reacting to life to leading your life? Do you wish your family and life had more direction?

How to live a life with direction and intention

When I was young and just graduating from business school my goal was one thing.  Find a well-paying job in finance.  That was it.  I didn’t really give it any more thought than that.  I was very fortunate to receive a job offer with a large company offering great pay and a wealth of career opportunities.  I took the job and for many years through hard work and determination received many opportunities to learn and grow professionally.  I took each opportunity given to me and really didn’t give my career or life much more thought beyond the next opportunity.  My view of the world was that I work to live with the hopes that my work would be rewarding.  This approach worked well for many years.  I was rewarded with amazing career opportunities, promotions, and pay raises.  But eventually, I began to feel out of sorts, unsettled, and always as if I was reacting to life.  I needed more.  I needed my life to be less of the WHAT and more of the HOW and WHY.  I felt this incredible need to be more intentional about my choices and decisions.  I needed to feel like I was in charge of my life.  I needed my life to have more meaning and direction.

Living life with intention is about living life with determination and design.  It’s about setting the direction for your life rather than letting the world set the direction for you.   When you live a life with intention you focus just as much on the HOW’s and WHY’s as you do the WHAT’s.

Here are some ways you can make sure you and your family are living lives with intention.

Take time to define your vision

Take time to define WHAT you want your family life and personal life to look like and be.  What are the specific things you want for yourselves and for each other?  Your family vision is the mental image in your mind of your ideal life for yourself AND your family.  It includes the things you want to do together, places you want to live, and specific ideas of how you will relate to one another.  A family vision also includes specific ideas about what each person wants for their life.  It includes career, marriage, and personal aspirations for mom and dad, as well as personal aspirations for each child.

Make a plan

Being intentional about your life also requires a plan.  It isn’t enough to define or design it; you actually need to live it.  Make a realistic plan, set family goals, and take specific steps to actually help you live your vision.

Give yourselves permission

Once of the biggest obstacles families face in living out their vision is the inability to give themselves permission to make changes.   We let fear, worry, and all the yeah buts cloud our minds and thoughts to the point that we resort to living safe comfortable lives.  If you are sincere about living a life with intention you need to find ways of working through your fears, letting yourselves dream, and managing change.

Understand and get alignment on your core values

Living a life with intention also means you get crystal clear on your core values and you get alignment as a family.  What are the values and beliefs most important to you and your family?  In what manner are you going to live out your vision?  Writing a family mission statement or simply by discussing and choosing three or four words that define your standards and how you will interact with the world can help you do this.

Remember, living a life with intention is all about defining where you are going, making a plan to get there, and giving yourselves permission to make changes and take risks.

What specific things are you and your family doing to live your life with intention? 

6 Things I Have Learned About Sibling Rivalry

Sibling rivalry, every parent with more than one child deals with it.  It can be one of the most frustrating and worrisome thing for parents.

6 Things I have Learned about Sibling Rivalry

I have been parenting for 15 ½ years now, and 14 of those years have been parenting more than one child.  I have made a lot of mistakes in how I have dealt with the rivalry between my kids and I have made some good decisions as well.   Here are six things I have learned along the way.

Older siblings don’t like younger siblings copying them

Whether the motivation is out of competitiveness or admiration, younger siblings like to copy older siblings.  When the younger sibling is copying, the older sibling views it as having to share their image, identity, and own uniqueness.  Try and encourage the younger one to give the older one some space and help the older one to understand this is most likely out of admiration.

Be careful of how you label your kids

Every parenting expert in the world will tell you this, but it really is true.  We do it subconsciously and out of habit, so be aware of how you are labeling your kids both verbally and non-verbally.  It impacts them much more than we realize.

The quality of their relationship is more their responsibility than yours

This can be hard for parents to accept, but the kids really do need to figure out how to manage their own relationship.  When we give our kids the freedom to manage their own relationships it provides them with conflict and social skills, and also provides them an opportunity to bond with their siblings in their own personal way.

Give them space and freedom to be who they are

Their own identity and uniqueness is really important to them, so give them the space to express who they are in their own way.  Avoid enrolling them in the same activities because it is easier or only giving them hand-me-downs from their older sibling.  Look for opportunities for them to explore their interests in their own way and avoid letting the younger ones tag along.

Learn from your relationships

Use the relationship you had with your siblings to help you figure out how you want to foster the relationships between your kids.  What worked well with your siblings?  What do you wish you could have changed?  What was wrong with your relationship?  What things did your parents do that negatively or positively affected your relationship with your siblings?  This doesn’t mean you manage the relationship, but as the parent you have a lot of control over the tone, values, and atmosphere in your home, so use those to guide your kids and their relationship.

Accept that there will always be some degree of sibling rivalry

I used to think that it was possible to not have any sibling rivalry, but now that I am 15 years into this parenting thing, I realize there is always going to be some amount of rivalry.  The key is not to try and eliminate it, but learning how to manage it.  Focus on setting a tone of love and acceptance in your home while also giving each child the individual attention they need.  These things alone will help tremendously.

Our kids are unique individuals that really want to be seen and treated that way.  When we give them the freedom to be their unique selves while also giving them to skills to build relationships, sibling rivalry will be much easier to handle.

How do you manage sibling rivalry in your family?

How to Get Better at Planning Things in Advance

Learning to plan in advance is a skill that helps bring a sense of calm to busy families.  Setting aside time to plan events and think about events in advance minimizes mistakes, helps us slow down our pace, equips us to better handle last minute disruptions, and teaches our kids important life skills.

Learn How to Plan in Advance

For all of my life I have been a long term planner.  In part because that is how I am wired and in part because it gives me a sense of peace and calm to know I have a handle on things.  I don’t like the person I become when I am overwhelmed and stressed, so I make it a priority to stay on top of things.  This is why I start planning Christmas in October and the reason why I am already starting to think about the new school year in July even though my kids don’t go back to school until September.  Over the years I have come to learn that being a planner is just as much about thinking as it is about doing.  Here are four things you can do to help you get better at planning things in advance.

Start thinking about events weeks before they actually happen rather than days

Being a planner means you start thinking about things and events WEEKS in advance not days.  When you do this everything is much less rushed and mistakes are less likely to happen because you have given yourself time to plan.  To make this easier for you, try to get into the habit of asking yourself these questions on a regular basis.

  • What’s going on this month and next that I need to start thinking about NOW?
  • How much time will I need to complete it?  How am I going to fit it into my calendar?  Whose help will I need?
  • What are the specific things that need to get done?  Start writing them down.
  • Picture in your mind how you want the event to look and feel.  What is it about past experiences that went well and what didn’t go so well?

Keep a radar list

A radar list is a list of things that you will need to get done, but don’t necessarily need done right now or don’t necessarily have a specific due date.  It can be a simple list or you can use a monthly planning calendar.  Things that might be on your radar list are things like planning your son’s birthday party, packing for a vacation, or getting ready for a holiday.  The list doesn’t have to be fancy, but it does have to be VISIBLE.

Review your calendar and radar list weekly

Build time every week into your family schedule to review your calendar for the following month and to review your radar list.  This will give you time to do any research needed, make a complete list of everything that needs done, and block off time on your calendar.

Stop rethinking everything

Save your lists and notes so that you don’t have to rethink everything when the same event happens again.  For example, there are basic things that need done every time you plan a birthday party (set date, decide theme, buy and send invitations, etc.), so make it easier on yourself by making and keeping a master list of the basics.  You can always add and personalize it with unique items later on.

Remember, successful long term planning is a combination of giving yourself time to THINK and DO.

What strategies do  you use to help you plan in advance?

Finding Balance Between Work and Home

Finding Balance Between Work and Life

As a working mom, I completely understand the frustration that so many ladies feel with balancing work and home. However, this dilemma is one that faces so many women and is not limited to working moms only.

Life in this day is so hectic that many of us are juggling work, home, children, church, charities, and other responsibilities. “Balance” seems to be a nice idea, but one that is evasive in the everyday moments of life.

What can we do to find balance between work and home?

Let Go of Control

I will readily admit that I tend to be a control freak. In fact, when my husband suggested that we hire a housekeeper, I pouted at him for two days. Why am I admitting that? Because perhaps you struggle with control as well and need to know that you are not alone. At some point, we must let go of the idea that we can do everything perfectly by ourselves at all times. I have been so much happier since learning that lesson… and I am still learning.

Make Your Mind and Feet Match

One of the best pieces of advice I ever read about balancing work and home was from Angie Harmon, a TV actress. She said another mom told her “to keep my heart where my feet are, so when I’m at work, my heart stays at work, and when I’m at home, my heart stays at home”. This is such great advice! When I am at work, I try to concentrate on my work and use my time there efficiently. When I am at home, I concentrate on my family so that work stress does not interfere with the precious time I have with my children. Worrying about work while at home only leaves me tired, stressed out, and steals my “family time”. What is the point in that?

Enjoy Your Life!

Life is too short to worry about dusty baseboards, the work debate over the new form to use, or how many miles another mom can run before 5 am. When we compare our lives to others, we give away our joy. When we get wrapped up in the inconsequential arguments at work, we lose efficiency and focus. Finally, we must come to the realization that our families are so much more important than whether or not our baseboards pass the white glove test. Treasure your time together and embrace contentment… every day.

Melanie writes at “Only A Breath” about life as a small-town, southern, girly-girl mommy of two rough and rowdy little boys. She is so thankful for a wonderful, hard-working husband who makes her laugh and is a wonderful daddy. She works full-time as an industrial software developer (“computer geek”) and offers practical tips and encouragement for moms who work outside the home. Her heart’s desire is to encourage others to celebrate life and cherish each breath of this journey.

Transforming a Playroom – Putting the FUN into Functional

Organize Kids' Playroom

I recently organized a client’s playroom and boy was it FUN! Yes, organizing can be fun. Maybe the sorting and purging aren’t exactly exciting, but the transformation process is definitely enjoyable and rewarding. As an organizer I help clients in every room of their homes. Usually the room I enjoy organizing most is the office… but, this playroom may have changed my mind!

Why did the client and I enjoy the outcome so much? I think it’s because a playroom is meant to be fun. You can be free to play with your favorite colors and implement creative storage! In this case I chose a variety of storage options based on the types of toys to be stored, and the age (and size) of the children who would be using the space.

When you are tackling your child’s playroom here are some things to consider:

Size of toys: The toy size will determine the type of storage you choose. I *love* cubes, but they won’t store everything. So think outside the box (literally). Here are a few alternatives that we used to add function:

  • IKEA Trofast wall storage for smaller craft items
  • IKEA rail & hanging cups for quick access to crayons, markers, and Color-Wonder pens
  • IKEA Kusinar box with lid to hold dress up clothes
  • Magazine holders for coloring books
  • Trofast floor storage with bins to hold items that either wouldn’t fit into cubes or simply were easier to access in shallow drawer/bins.

Size of kids: Make sure to take into account what you DO and DON’T want your kids accessing on their own… for example, we put the paints up high!  On the flip side, the client previously had the cube shelving units stacked together.

Stacked shelves kids can't reach

This prevented the kids from accessing many of their toys. So, I took them apart to make low cubes.

unstacked shelves kids can reach

We were especially happy with the previously tall “book” tower cubes turned on their sides to create low storage for the client’s toddler. This became a “just his size” play area!

Pictures or Words: If you have pre-readers you definitely want to use labels with pictures on them. I like to use both the picture and the word for association.

label storage bins with pictures and words for kids

I simply copied photos from the internet to correspond to the groups of toys, printed them out, and laminated them. To attach them to bins you can whole-punch them and use a pipe cleaner to hang. This way they won’t fall off, but can still be changed as your child’s collection of toys change.

So, was this effective?

kids playroom organized

The client and her kids thought so. She said “The kids love their playroom. Better yet they love putting stuff away.” And her daughter’s response to the transformation was “It is so easy to play in here!” Now you can see why I find playroom organization to be so much fun!

Good luck, think outside the box, and let me know how your playroom transformation goes!

Bobbie Friedman is a Professional Organizer, Home Management Consultant, and the owner of Simplified by Bobbie located in Pennsylvania.  She is dedicated to helping individuals and families simplify their lives!  Through personalized organizing services, hands-on help, and knowledgeable guidance she’ll help you establish effective ways to manage your schedule and home; turning CoMpLiCaTeD into Simplified.

Visit www.simplifiedbybobbie.com to learn more, view before & after photos, and read helpful organizing tips.  Contact Bobbie for your FREE phone consultation, and make your space & time work for you

Garden Crafts with Kids

garden crafts for kids

Get crafty in your garden this summer with these fun activities the whole family can enjoy.  You can watch the video on how to do these crafts at Mommy on a Shoestring.

Rock Plant Markers

You Need:

  • Rocks
  • Non-Toxic Acrylic Paint
  • Fruit and Veggie Clip Art (or kids’ drawings)
  • Mod Podge

Directions:

  1. Paint Rocks and allow time to dry.
  2. Use Mod Podge to glue clip art to rocks.
  3. Place in garden.

Decorative Garden Posts

You Need: 

  • Wooden posts (3-4’)
  • Wood plants (varying sizes)
  • Non-Toxic Acrylic Paint or Wood Stain
  • Weatherproof Wood Sealer
  • Hammer and Nails or Wood Glue

Directions:

  1. Paint wooden planks and allow time to dry.
  2. Use a pencil to write your “words” such as “peas, love and happiness.”
  3. Use a hammer and nails or wood glue to attach planks to post.
  4. If desired, seal with a weatherproof sealer.

Funky Container Gardening

You Need: 

  • Plants
  • Extra Soil and Filler (such as newspaper)
  • Funky Containers such as a T-Ball Helmet or Work Boots

Directions:

  1. Before you begin, make sure your container is waterproof!
  2. Use scissors or an electric screwdriver to place 1-2 drainage holes at the bottom of your container.
  3. Add soil, filler and plants.
  4. Care for plants as directed.

*AGLET ~ reuse old ballet tights or orphan socks in the garden

Did you know you can reuse old tights (or socks) in the garden?  Simply cut them into long strips to be used as ties for errant plants!

*Aglet = Tip of a Shoestring!

Jenna Riggs and Beth Engelman are the creative talents and owners of Mommy on a Shoestring, a website and weekly radio show chock full of ideas on how families can live creatively and large on a small budget.

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