Cloth diapers for Newborns

June 302011

It’s always a dilemma which one to choose when you are a mom of  a newborn. Many moms are scared of leaks and blow-outs. Thanks to Amy from Alphamom I learnt a lot today about cloth diapers.

So if you’re interested in cloth diapers and you need advice on how to use them you should check this out >>

newborn

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4th of July crafts for kids

June 292011

4th of July is at our doorstep and it’s time to get ready for the big day. My favorite mom blogger wrote a great post about making confetti popper rockets. They look really cool and it is easy to make them. Even kids can make them.

popperockets

You will need the following supplies:

Paper towel or toilet paper tubes cut to rocket-like lengths
colored paper (we chose patriotic colors and used everything from origami paper to scrapbook paper), make sure you have at least one sheet of something stiffer, like card stock too
tissue paper (we used red)
stickers and marker pens (feel free to get crazy here) to decorate with
confetti (homemade or store-bought
bakers twine or string
tape
glue (any kind that works on paper will do)
beads (these will not show so it doesn’t matter what they look like)
ribbons for streamers
  • Paper towel or toilet paper tubes cut to rocket-like lengths
  • colored paper (we chose patriotic colors and used everything from origami paper to scrapbook paper), make sure you have at least one sheet of something stiffer, like card stock too
  • tissue paper (we used red)
  • stickers and marker pens (feel free to get crazy here) to decorate with
  • confetti (homemade or store-bought
  • bakers twine or string
  • tape
  • glue (any kind that works on paper will do)
  • beads (these will not show so it doesn’t matter what they look like)
  • ribbons for streamers

You’ll need tools too:

  • a stapler
  • scissors
  • a craft or needlework needle
  • fun craft punches for confetti (if you make your own)
  • hole puncher

Check out the step-by step guide here >> (thanks Alphamom, the pictures are so beautiful)

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Uses for baby wipes

June 282011

My favorite site came up with great ideas again – thank you Parenthecks :)

You can use baby wipes in different ways, they are really handy, check it out how you can use them in your everyday life:

  • you can clean your car’s dashboard
  • if you are in a restaurant and your baby needs a highchair you can clan that too
  • you can also clean fingerprints and crayon marks off the wall
  • kids can help you to wipe down kitchen board after lunch etc.
  • baby wipes can also help you to remove smudges from mirrors
  • you can remove makeup with them
  • they also help you to remove deodorant stains from dark clothes
  • you can clean shopping cart handles with them

If you want to read more ideas from real parents you find them here >>

cleaning

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Saving money with coupons and vouchers – videojug video

June 222011

Videojug is a great thing. My best friend introduced me to it. You can learn all sort of things on it – from alternative education to finding bargains. I think it’s pretty useful.

Of course they have video about saving money with coupons and vouchers. Check it out here

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How to make coupon organizing system

June 212011

When you have many coupons, you have to start organizing them too. My favorite site – Tipnut – came up with these great tips how to organize coupons.

You can use:

  • envelopes or
  • expanding file or wallet or
  • index file box.

You can sort them:

  1. by expiry date
  2. by products
  3. alphabetically.

There’s a step-by-step guide on the Tipnut site how to make coupon organizing system >>

coupon organizing binder

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36 Free Baby patterns and projects

June 202011

Tipnut helps moms with free baby patterns and projects. You can download them from the website, they are really useful.

You learn to make changing pad clutch, baby burp clothes, crib sheet and many more. Check them out here >>

baby clothes

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How to feed your family healthy meals

June 152011

I’ve always loved how to videos. You can learn so much from them, i.e the following video will tell you how to feed your family healthy meals on a tight budget. Enjoy!

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Frugal kitchen tips for frugal moms

June 142011

One of my favorite sites is Tipsnut because they always come up with great frugal ideas. I just love them. I found these great frugal kitchen tips. Let me share a couple of them with you:

  • Try bulk cooking and you can save serious money on food. The site also teaches you how to cook once a month – it’s really useful.
  • Don’t buy expensive cereals but make your own breakfast instead – find out how to cook oatmeal.
  • Use powdered milk instead of fresh when you bake – it’s much cheaper.
  • Never throw out bread because you can always make great croutons, bread crumbs etc.

Learn more frugal kitchen tips >>

frugal kitchen tips

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Turn a crib side rail into a magazine rack

June 132011

Frugal moms and dads can always come up with great ideas. This crib side rail is one of favorites. Just have a look at this:

frugal design ideas

It’s amazing what you can do with an unused crib rail. :) I just love it.

If you want more frugal design ideas check them out here

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Video – Frugal mom helps family get out of debt

June 92011

This video may be 2 years old but there are many things that we ca learn from this frugal mom. Check out this great video:

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