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.
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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