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6 Smart Mama Tips To Save More Than Your Sanity

Posted: 03/22/2012 9:41 am

From the moment your kids are born, the kiddie-perfecting-complex is urging you to spend, spend, spend. You're worried that without the right gadget, clothes, and lessons your little wonders will be behind the eight ball. Right? Relax. From cradle to college, we've shopped the world, made the meals, balanced the books, mastered the technology, and charted the courses to give you the goods on finding what your kids need without losing your shirt ... or your sanity.

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Don't get brainwashed into believing that all things related to having a baby in the house need to be made especially for a baby. This is a modern marketing phenomenon with one goal: to sell you products that will ultimately bust your budget. Just say no to most of the products designed for baby that are not safety related: you do not need a special changing table, diaper bag or hooded towel in order to accommodate the needs of an infant. Any flat safe surface will work to change a squirmy little bundle. Any big bag will hold all the excessive baby paraphernalia. And, any soft clean towel will dry up little precious.

Rosalyn Hoffman is the author of the brand-new book, "Smart Mama Smart Money: Raising Happy Healthy Kids Without the Bank," that Publisher's Weekly called the "must-read" guide to frugal parenting.

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