Mommy on a Shoestring https://mommyonashoestring.com Free family activites & free crafts for kids Fri, 16 Jun 2017 01:23:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Summer Crafts: Egg Carton Wreath https://mommyonashoestring.com/summer-crafts-egg-carton-wreath/ https://mommyonashoestring.com/summer-crafts-egg-carton-wreath/#respond Fri, 16 Jun 2017 01:23:35 +0000 https://mommyonashoestring.com/?p=7961 Hi everyone! I’m excited to share this craft from our friends at Education.com   There are a lot of ways to make decorative wreaths. This one uses a flat base and recycles an egg carton to make flowers that pop. What material you use as the base isn’t as important for this craft. It’s making [...]

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Barology: A New Kind of Energy Bar https://mommyonashoestring.com/barology-new-kind-energy-bar/ https://mommyonashoestring.com/barology-new-kind-energy-bar/#respond Fri, 16 Jun 2017 01:06:11 +0000 https://mommyonashoestring.com/?p=7950 Hi everyone! it’s been a super long time since I last blogged and I apologize for the absence. But I’m Back…. And I’m here to talk about something that has been bugging me big time… being perimenopausal. I hate it. I feel bloated, tired and slightly crampy All.The.Time. My doctor says it’s normal all due [...]

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Have Fun, Save Money & Learn Math at @Mathnasium https://mommyonashoestring.com/fun-save-money-learn-math-mathnasium/ Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:16:13 +0000 https://mommyonashoestring.com/?p=7920 A few weeks ago, I hosted a luncheon at Mathnasium in Naperville for local moms and bloggers. Many of you know how much I love Mathnasium, and their commitment to helping kids learn to love and excel in math. Our luncheon was an overwhelming success. We met with several of Mathnasium’s amazing instructors and learned about [...]

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Making Math Make Sense @Mathnasium https://mommyonashoestring.com/making-math-make-sense-mathnasium/ Sun, 06 Nov 2016 22:52:12 +0000 https://mommyonashoestring.com/?p=7910 Somewhere between 5th Grade and Graduate School, I learned to hate math. It was most likely around 6th grade when we started to delve into the world of decimals, fractions and the proper order of operations. Up until that point, I loved math — loved learning my “times tables” and answering word problems that often [...]

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Simplify your Life with @EatPakd and Get a Week of FREE Meals https://mommyonashoestring.com/simplify-life-eatpakd/ Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:00:29 +0000 https://mommyonashoestring.com/?p=7882     Every once in a while you find something you that makes your life better, saves you time, money and energy while giving you peace of mind. And in the case of EatPakd it was something I never thought I needed, until it was delivered right to my front door. Introducing EatPakd… EatPakd delivers healthy, [...]

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#BTS2016 Show the Love with Teacher Peach @TeacherPeach123 https://mommyonashoestring.com/bts2016-show-love-teacher-peach/ Sat, 20 Aug 2016 15:40:20 +0000 https://mommyonashoestring.com/?p=7869     Finding the right gift for teachers is never easy in fact, pre-paid Visa cards have become my go-to gifts over the past few years. This year, is different. This year, my go-to gifts come courtesy of Teacher Peach!  I recently learned about Teacher Peach from my friend Tali who generously sent me a [...]

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Meatheads Nourishes the Minds, Body and #Cowmunity https://mommyonashoestring.com/meatheads-nourishes-minds-body-cowmunity/ Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:43:15 +0000 https://mommyonashoestring.com/?p=7853 Dateline: Glen Ellyn, IL.  On Thursday June 2, I along with some of my favorite Glen Ellyn/Naperville  area families gathered at Meatheads for a delicious lunch and learn event. On the menu were all the high-quality, fresh (never frozen) items that we come to expect (and adore) at Meatheads including their made to order burgers, [...]

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Meaningful #MothersDay Gifts https://mommyonashoestring.com/meaningful-mothersday-gifts/ Wed, 04 May 2016 01:22:03 +0000 https://mommyonashoestring.com/?p=7848   Hi Everyone! Just in time for Mother’s Day I have some fabulous gift ideas that are both creative and meaningful! To find out more check out my segment on First Business TV  with Angela Miles, but in the meantime, here’s the scoop on the products I showcased….   A Gift That Will Last Mom a [...]

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Support #WINGS2beBOLD CAMPAIGN https://mommyonashoestring.com/wings-bebold/ Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:24:23 +0000 https://mommyonashoestring.com/?p=7829 Help Wings continue to provide safe harbor women and children who are victims of domestic violence In honor of Mother’s Day, I am working with WINGS to help spread the word about their excellent work and support women who have made the bold steps to protect their children from the ravages of domestic abuse. Please join me… [...]

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Star Wars Family Fun Packet https://mommyonashoestring.com/star-wars-family-fun-packet/ Fri, 25 Dec 2015 04:18:44 +0000 https://mommyonashoestring.com/?p=7815   May the Force be with you this holiday season and throughout 2016! Here are some fun Star Wars themed activities courtesy of Disney! For more added fun download this FREE Star Wars themed family fun pack filled with  mazes, games, art projects and more. (Courtesy of Disney and Star Wars! )Star Wars Family Fun [...]

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