Tag: kids

Kids, Save Money

How to afford school expenses

Are you struggling to afford all the school expenses related to your kids going back to school? Education expenses have skyrocketed in recent years with electronics such as iPads now becoming essential to your child’s education. When you add up school fees, uniforms, book packs, school shoes, school bags, labels, lunch boxes, electronics, school excursions, […]

Kids, Save Money

How to Encourage & Reward Your Child (without bribes or spending money!)

How do you reward and encourage your child without resorting to spending money or using bribes? Rewards need not be physical, expensive items for children. You can encourage and reward your child in simple, effective measures which make everyone happy wihtout spending any money. 1.) Instil In Your Children Self-Satisfaction If you set clear instructions […]

Entertainment, Kids

5 fun Easter activities

This week, The Thrifty Issue was featured on My Deal with a few other bloggers sharing some Easter fun. We suggested an Easter craft where you dye eggs, but here are some more ideas from us: 1.) Easter Egg Hunt My kids love Easter Egg Hunts. You can search to see if your local area […]

Gift ideas

DIY Flower Girl Gifts

With wedding season’s arrival, I thought it would be fun to share one of the craftier things I did for my wedding.  I didn’t DIY a whole lot, but one thing I really wanted to make was the flower girl’s gift.  It’s a bundle of flower petals from the big day that she can keep […]

Craft, Kids

DIY Prince Charming Costume

  Over the summer, I had a good friend give me a Cinderella princess dress from the Disney store for my daughter. It is absolutely gorgeous and glittery. She had ordered one for her granddaughter, and they accidentally sent her two. She called them, and they told her to keep it. I’m so grateful for the […]

Kids, Recipes

Easy Book Cake Tutorial

My son is a bookworm, a major bookworm. He devours books like they are air. We got him the Harry Potter series for Christmas and within 2 weeks this 6yr old had finished them all, with that in mind we thought it would be a good idea to let him literally eat books for his […]