Part of holiday stress comes from the pressure to overspend. If you want to stress-less so you can enjoy this holiday season more, follow the advice of Beth Engleman, founder of MommyOnAShoestring.com: “You can figure out ways to show your gratitude to the people you care about and celebrate the holidays… but you don’t have to go crazy when it comes to money.” Annie talks with Beth about how to balance your kids’ expectations during the gift-giving season with your love, parenting values, and the reality of your budget.
About Beth Engleman (aka @MomOnAShoe)
Beth Engleman is a former elementary school teacher who has designed books and games for numerous companies, including Leapfrog Games and Disney. She is the co-founder of MommyOnAShoestring.com and her column “Mommy on a Shoestring,” appears in over 30 local papers around the Chicago area as well as on the Chicago Sun-Times / Pioneer Press website. In 2010, Beth was one of 15 women chosen around the country to be a “mom correspondent” for iVillage, where she continues to report on stories that affect her and her community. Learn more at MommyOnAShoestring.com
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