Thursday, February 01, 2007

Thumbs Up Thursday - Mommy, Inc.

Today's "thumbs up" goes to Shannon at the Mommy, Inc. blog. She a "mompreneur" with twin girls who just turned 1 this past week (Happy Birthday Girls). Shannon shares what she calls 'survival tips' for other moms who work at home and try to balance it all, including frugal ideas, make-ahead meals, business promotion ideas and success secrets from other moms. Here's something that she posted on Monday for the Thrifty Mom:

* Thrifty Mom: Child's Play
What's the best way to save money on children? Well, some people will simply tell you not to have them. But guess what? Raising kids doesn't have to be expensive. Just take the kid's-eye view of the challenge and use you imagination instead of always reaching for your wallet. During the month of January, I'm sharing secrets to save while enjoying your children.

Ways to have fun with kids, while on a budget
1) The library has more than books. Don't forget about all the videos and books on tape. Plus some libraries even have free passes to museums!
2) Grab an empty appliance box and let the kids decorate their own play house, club house or secret fort. (We actually did this 2 summers ago for the little Livvie - I put the older kids to work painting and decorating a huge box. We put it in her room and she got a TON of mileage out of it!)
3) When they're stuck inside, how about bringing the outdoors in and having a Teddy Bear Picnic n their bedroom?
4) Need some clothes for dress up? Now you can finally get rid of all those ugly bridesmaid dresses. (Kids don't care they're too big.) Think also about old uniforms, costume jewelry and hats.

Every day Shannon has something pertinent to a mom's life...make sure you check her out!

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Thanks so much for highlighting me!