A Simple Sewing Project: Changing Uniform Pants Into Uniform Shorts

For the first time, my son’s school has approved a summer uniform of shorts.  Most parents and students welcomed the change because last spring was so hot, and the old school gets VERY hot inside. Of course, I didn’t want to spend the $24.50 per pair for new uniform shorts, especially when Bookworm has outgrown […]

Why Now Is The Best Time to List Your Kids’ Outgrown Clothes on eBay

Long time readers of this blog know that I love Gymboree clothes.  They are the only brand that fits my very petite middle child.  We tried low cost brands, and the clothes don’t fit her. However, I always buy  my kids’ Gymboree clothes during big sales and when I have a coupon.  (I bought my […]

Great Savings at Gymboree: My Daughter’s Entire Summer Wardrobe for $73.46

I took a break from cleaning yesterday to head out to Gymboree for their Big Red Balloon Sale when clothes are significantly discounted.  I love these sales because not only do you earn Gymbucks, but there is never a time to get Gymboree clothing cheaper. In the last year, I have tried to save money […]

Tips for Selling Your Kids Clothes and Toys on eBay and Craigslist

A big help to my flash savings challenge was selling my kids’ outgrown clothing, supplies, and toys on eBay and Craigslist. Several of you were inspired to have your own flash savings challenge and part of your strategy, too, was cleaning out stuff you no longer needed. To help you make the most money, here […]

How to Save Money on Halloween Costumes

Halloween is a little less than two months away, but right now is a perfect time for you and your child to decide on a costume and start searching it out.  If you start early, you will avoid the mad scramble that occurs in late October, and you may be able to save yourself some money […]

How to Use eBay to Save on Back to School Clothes

While many parents are eager for their children to go back to school, they may not be as eager to shell out the money required to buy their kids back-to-school clothes.  However, thanks to eBay, parents can dress their children in fashionable designer clothes at 40 to 70% off retail.  Here are seven tips to […]

Ways to Save When Back-to-School Shopping

After the long days of summer, many parents look forward to their children’s return to school.  Unfortunately, preparing for the return to school often includes a large financial outlay for back to school supplies and clothes.  However, there are several strategies you can employ to limit how much you have to spend. Back to School […]

Deals & Giveaways for Kids

Do you remember last fall when I did a review and giveaway for Sophia’s Tutu’s?  Well, between now and February 14th, when you “Like” Sophia’s Tutus on Facebook, you will be entered into a giveaway to win a tutu and headband.  You can choose the color and size, up to size 6x.  These tutu sets […]

How I Dress My Kids in Gymboree Clothes for Free or Nearly Free

I wrote the bulk of this post in March, 2009,as a guest post for Money Saving Mom days before I started my own blog.  In fact, I had so much fun writing this post, I decided to start Mom’s Plans a few days later.  I have updated the post and have decided to run it […]

Great Stock Up Items at Gymboree

I saw online that Gymboree was having their 60% off sale, so I got out my 20% off coupon from the February issue of Parents Magazine, and headed out with the girls.  There were some good sales, but most items were still too expensive for me.  I did find a cute shirt that was marked […]