Being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever done, but it has brought me so much joy! I want to encourage other moms on their journey, I'll share motherhood tricks, spotlight tips I've learned from friends, and I hope you will share your ideas. I will focus on secrets that help families stay balanced, healthy, frugal, creative, and closely knit. I will also share favorite fiction and nonfiction books that I have enjoyed. Many blessings to you on your mothering journey!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Gift Ideas that Don't Break Your Budget

Kelly Curtis justed posted a great article on Financial Discipline - Cost Saving Ideas for Christmas. Here are some of my favorite ideas from her post:
  • Support your child's hobby with the gift of basketball shoes, dance accessories, piano music or guitar tuner
  • Give the gift of activities together - “DQ trip with Dad” or “free movie rental” or concerts or museum field trips.
  • Create holiday traditions that don't revolve around gifts - play board games, make crafts, watch movies or play Bunko
You can read the full article at Kelly's monthly column at 5 Minutes for Mom. She also posts several times weekly on her on blog -

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Blogger Mrs. Mordecai said...

I love the idea of giving an activity. What a great way to spend time with parents one on one!

1:31 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

I like the activity idea too! Fun idea!

8:44 PM  

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