About Shoestring Parenting

As my dad used to constantly remind me when I was younger, money doesn’t grow on trees. A lesson that has become even more crystal clear now that I have kids of my own!

Raising children is expensive. Almost every parent I know has had to get a little creative from time to time when it comes to covering their monthly expenses. I created Shoestring Parenting to offer some of the great budgeting and saving advice I’ve found helpful throughout my years of parenting and to create a space for other parents to share what has worked for them.

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How Traveling Affordably With Young Children Can Be a Breeze

Most of us eagerly look forward to planning a trip or holiday every so often to an exciting destination, especially if the year has been particularly challenging or just downright monotonous. But, if you’re planning on traveling with young kids, just the thought of it can make even the calmest parent feel a little anxious […]

Easy Back-to-School Shopping on a Budget

Back-to-school shopping is often a source of stress for parents. With annual changes to the necessary supplies for each classroom, it can be expensive and time-consuming to make sure your child has everything they need to get through the year. Not only that, but budget cuts can also affect a teacher’s lesson plan, so you […]

Supporting Your Child’s Sports Talents Without Spending a Fortune

The cost for youth athletics varies significantly by sport, but the average spent is $693 per year, according to the Aspen Institute. If you’re raising a hockey player, you’ll pay a lot more, often an average of $2,583. The median household income for 2020 was $67,521, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But no matter […]