Happy Monday and Happy Cinco de Mayo all!
I am honored to be guest posting today on Money Saving Mom® (one of my favorite budgeting, homemaking, & household economy blogs!)
In past guest posts I’ve contributed for Crystal’s awesome site, I have typically shared a budget-friendly recipe since cooking is kinda my “thing”… but today the post I wrote is not a food post. It is actually about how I spend my day as a stay-at-home mommy!
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I wrote about this topic because I get a surprising number of questions that are all variations of this one:
“What the heck do you do with Elsa during the day?”
This question is usually asked after someone finds out that A) We stick to such a low budget and B) We have chosen not to use movies or television as a part of her life just yet. (Yes, that’s right! Elsa doesn’t watch TV or movies! And neither do we, while she’s awake. Mind you, I am not against TV…in fact I love it! I simply don’t think it’s beneficial to young children… at least not beneficial enough to outweigh the significant down-sides. Because of this I also feel personally convicted to avoid/limit my own TV watching while she’s awake. There are so many better things I could be doing to engage and love on her during these precious, fleeting years.)
So those conversations with other mommies inspired this post on “Cost-Free and TV-Free Activities I Do with my Kids!” I hope it’s a blessing and and encouragement to you. Head on over to MSM to read the full post!
Also, I’d love for you to come back here and leave a comment telling me some favorite cost-free and TV-free activities for your family! I’d love to try them, as long as they aren’t too ambitious, haha. 😉
Lots of Love,
Carissa, Elsa, and Baby Ava
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