Tag Archive: WFMW

Free Books from Amazon

As homeschoolers we have part of our budget set aside for purchasing books, but over the past 2 years that budget has decreased dramatically while the number of books we’ve purchased has risen. How is this possible? We are able to get nearly all of our books for free from Amazon.com by using Swagbucks. Swagbucks…

Personalized Table Cloth: Kids Can Make This

Bella's hand print tablecloth

Four years ago the children and I created a fall themed table cloth incorporating the hand prints of everyone in our family.  Every year we get it out,  marvel at how much they have grown and enjoy remembering the fun time we had making it. Since we’ve added 2 children to our family since 2006…

Marshmallow Gun Tutorial

marhsmallow gun shooter

These marshmallow guns are fun, inexpensive and simple gifts to make.  They are ideal gifts  for kids and husbands of all ages.  Rather than spending big money on Nerf guns, just get yourself over to the hardware store, shell out a few bucks and spend a quiet evening making several of these fun marshmallow shooters….

Filling up Hungry Bellies

Our children have wonderful appetites, they are always hungry.  One way that I have learned to deal with the hunger without killing our food budget is to have inexpensive snacks available to them during the day. Until recently this has generally been carrots and apples.  Recently I began cooking beans for the children to snack…

Breastfeeding: How to Drink Enough Water

My best tip for maintaining an adequate milk supply when you’re breastfeeding (other than to be with and nurse the baby)  is to drink, drink, drink.    You’ve probably heard this before, but getting enough fluid intake is the difference between a content and happy baby and baby who is left fussing for more.  I…

Tips for the end of pregnancy

Since I have less than a week left in this pregnancy I figured this post was appropriate.  Please feel free to share your tips as well. It seems that the end of pregnancy is always a struggle for me.  I’ve been blessed in that I don’t have any of the common complications that many women…

Get Grease Stains Out of Laundry

This is a quick tip that I learned a few years ago and that has since saved a multitude of clothing from being ruined. You know those pesky grease or oil stains, those little places on your clothes that look like they are wet even when they’re dry?  Those pesky spots that  do not come…

Free Summer Movies for Kids

There are many advantages to having a large family however, the cost of theater admission is not one of them. Yet for the past 6 years, the children and I catch a few movies at the theater each summer for FREE, thanks to Regal Cinema’s Free Family Film Festival. Every summer Regal Cinemas offers free…

Babywearing Solution

homemade ergo 2

My apologies to those who were hoping for something really ingenious here and in my defense nearly all of my “Works for Me Wednesday” tips are actually helpful (like ways to keep kids rooms tidy or to display your children’s art) but when Matthew (10) showed me his version of an ERGO baby carrier I…

7 Ways to Enjoy Waiting with Kids

Join 4 Moms, 35 Kids tomorrow as we talk about going out with several young children. Spending time with your kids, isn’t that one of the things that it’s hard to get enough of?  One of the things that I enjoy doing with our children is waiting in waiting rooms.  I’ve always enjoyed this, ever…