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The Toddler Times, Issue #006 -- Back To School!
September 10, 2009
It's Back To School Time!
It's that time of year again. Back to School Time! My son is starting his third year of preschool and he was ready to return. It's that time of year for school supplies, backpacks and clothing! This month will be exciting news that I am going to share with you! I have the best tips for getting awesome clothing for your kids....CHEAP! So are you ready to have FUN?
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September 2009: Issue 005
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So put on your slippers and grab a cup of hot tea and enjoy reading this month's Toddler Times.
Tips on How I SAVE money buying clothing for my toddler....How would you like to find great toddler clothes AND save lots of money? Trust me I have found some easy ways to accomplish this. Children are expensive. Not that any of us would change having our kids. I however like to find ways to save money while buying my sons clothing. To save money doesn't mean having to do without. You will see that throughout this page. It is possible to dress your kids in nice name brand clothing.It has been amazing. Sometimes there is no money coming from my pockets at all. WOW!!! Try these tips out and start saving money today!! Even if financially you don't have to look for deals. You still should. There is so much more you can do with the extra money you will save from buying your toddler clothes and shoes.
Consignment shops, Goodwills and Garage Sales should become your best friends.
I know what some of you are thinking......... "I will not shop at second hand stores for my kid's clothes." Trust me, I used to think this way, but not anymore. There are people who'd rather throw away clothes or give them away instead of washing them or trying to remove the stains. I have bought $30.00 Timberland sandals for $2.00. at a Goodwill. Now granted they were dirty. But, with Shout and throwing them in the washing machine, they looked brand new. I find deals like this every week. Consignment shops are good. Garage sales are even better. All of these places have cheap toddler clothes. Now you will have to take the time and love to remove the dirt and stains from your items. Trust me, it's all worth it in the end.
** Special Sites you should visit: **
narts.org. This is a great site for locating thrift stores in your area!
Also check out shopgoodwill.com. It has online auctions and is amazing! You are able to shop at Goodwill without leaving home. WOW!
Buying on EBAY. Turn into an Ebay junkie.... It's okay.
WOW! Another place where you can find excellent deals on cheap toddler clothes. The extra plus about Ebay is that you don't even have to leave your home. You can buy on line and it will be shipped right to your house. I love Ebay.
I have a great Ebay Buying and Selling Guide that I wrote. So check it out today and SAVE money while shopping!
Clearance Racks at any department store.
Here is a nice trick. You can buy cheap toddler clothes ahead for the next season. Meaning, you can buy bigger sizes that will fit your child the next year. For example, when summer is starting to end they mark down all of the summer clothes. Buy like one or two sizes bigger and come Spring or next Summer the clothes will fit.
Go to Discounted Department Stores.
Gabriel Brothers and TJ Maxx are just two examples of my favorite stores. You can really find some excellent deals on cheap toddler clothes in these stores. You can find name brand clothes for less. I love them.
Be sure to check out next month when I share my secrets on how to turn your toddler's used clothing into a profit...:)
Inexpensive methods to Remove Stains From your Toddler's ClothingDoes your toddlers clothing get messy after a meal? Of course they usually do. When they play outside all the time, at the end of the day their clothes can be full of stains. As parents, we know how stubborn those stains can be to get out of their clothes. If you are anything like me, I am picky when it comes to my little guys clothes.
*Just a note*: These tips can also work on the Parents clothes too.
Blood stains from clothing.
Ink Pen stains from Toddlers Clothing.
Grass stains from clothing.
Ketchup stains from clothing.
Crayon stains from clothing.
Here are just a few of my tricks and tips to remove stains. It is important for me to keep my toddlers clothing nice. I hope that these techniques help you and your family too. By treating stains immediately you can guarantee that money will be saved in the long run. Clothing will last longer and look nice at all times. How great is that!!
Our September Recipe is......FAST Toddler Chicken Soup...YummyToddler recipes can be really Fun to make. I am a healthy mom who believes in passing these same beliefs on to my toddler. It is amazing how you can "disguise" many vegetables and make them into delicious meals! The internet is a powerful tool to finding some great things to make. So let's get started!!
Fast Chicken Soup
Bring broth to a boil with the 1/2 cup of chicken then add the pasta. Cook on medium heat until the pasta is done to your toddler's preference. YUMMY!! You can throw in a handful of frozen peas and/or carrots to provide some extra nutrition.
This is so easy and good! My son loves chicken soup and these toddler recipes make it healthy and so delicious :)
Our September Contest Is Here!Our September Contest is Here! Yeah....
Thanks parents for all of your potty training advice last month! I loved it and so did my readers. This month we want your HELP! We want to hear any parenting advice or tips that you may have to share! Come on Moms and Dads, share your knowledge. I want to hear all your advice, and so do my readers! There are other parents out here waiting for HELP so come on share your tips. Your story will be an actual page on my site for the world to read so start sending me this great advice. Everyone who submits will get a FREE E-bay Buying and Selling guide that I wrote. It is a $12.00 value. It is filled with some valuable money making secrets!! So Click here to start sharing your HELP and advice! Enjoy the rest of your September! Join us next month with more exciting Toddler Times News!
Join us next month when our October 2009 e-zine will feature:
It's Harvest Time! We Will Welcome Fall!
Take Care and I ask for Blessings to be poured over you and your family! Enjoy your Summer and see you next month....
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