Smart Mama, Smart Money: Raising Happy, Healthy Kids Without Breaking the Bank

Smart Mama, Smart Money: Raising Happy, Healthy Kids Without Breaking the Bank

by Rosalyn Hoffman
     
 

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Lifestyle guru and author of Bitches on a Budget Rosalyn Hoffman knows it's more important to spend time with kids than spend money on them. In Smart Mama, Smart Money, she offers intelligent, witty advice to help modern moms budget. From healthy foods and must-have toys to age- appropriate clothing, electronic gadgets, school and party supplies, and

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Lifestyle guru and author of Bitches on a Budget Rosalyn Hoffman knows it's more important to spend time with kids than spend money on them. In Smart Mama, Smart Money, she offers intelligent, witty advice to help modern moms budget. From healthy foods and must-have toys to age- appropriate clothing, electronic gadgets, school and party supplies, and fun-filled family vacations, moms learn how to make savvy financial decisions to provide children with a nurturing upbringing- without sacrificing the fun!

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Publishers Weekly
Starred Review.

Jack-of-all-trades Hoffman (Bitches on a Budget) compiles the tips and tricks she's learned in her careers as marketer, mother, and writer to produce an all-in-one guide to frugal parenting. Written to other mothers in tone, but not gender-specific in content, this valuable tome offers suggestions on how to survive the giant-plastic-stuff phase of infancy (buy a used stroller, but a new crib) and paying for college, though the bulk of her advice is focused on the many years between. With two of kids out of college and on their own, she confidently dispenses advice on topics ranging from clothing choices to sex-ed, but manages to do so in a chatty, friendly voice that is never overbearing. Food is a large part of any family's budget, and Hoffman discusses MyPlate, organics, and "smart shopping" with equal ease. She also provides a brief overview of financial management basics including budgeting, insurance, and credit cards, and her advice about helping kids distinguish "wants" from "needs" is astute and practical. In addition to everyday tips, Hoffman also offers tried-and-true insights into developing strong relationships with one's children-in the end, "a smart mom never loses sight of what her kids really need: unconditional love, safe boundaries, and room to play." Informative, entertaining, and applicable, this is a must-read for "smart mamas" and papas.
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"This valuable tome. . .dispenses advice on topics ranging from clothing choices to sex-ed, but manages to do so in a chatty, friendly voice that is never overbearing. Informative, entertaining, and applicable, this is a must-read for 'smart mamas' and papas." — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451235596
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/06/2012
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,434,573
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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