Melissa's Author Profile and Articles

MelissaMelissa is a freelance writer and blogs at Mom's Plans, where she shares her family's journey to get out of debt, live a fulfilling life on less, and enjoy healthy, allergy friendly foods. She is a mom to three kids, ages 8, 4, and 2.

Articles by Melissa

abcmouse classroom An Online Preschool Program Review

Even if you have no interest in homeschooling your child, as a parent, you’re still your child’s first teacher.  Toddlers and preschoolers intuitively pick up a great deal from their environment, which is why experienced parents […]

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SmarterBucks – Helping You Pay Down Your Student Loans More Quickly

Editor’s note: as we’ve reviewed various debt reduction strategies, implored you to consider using the cash envelope system to gain control over your spending, and having been writing numerous other posts to help readers pay off […]

How to Get Your Family On Board When Paying Off Debt

You may be the “nerd” in your family, as Dave Ramsey says, who enjoys creating a budget, monitoring the flow of money and maybe even creating a visual guide to your debt repayment.  Sound familiar? Perhaps […]

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5 Frugal Christmas Ideas for Children

Christmas Ideas for Children Advertising executives want us to believe that the only way we can make our children’s Christmas a meaningful one is if we buy them everything on their Christmas list.  Have you seen […]

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6 Ways to Involve Your Children in Giving This Holiday Season

Children are born with giving hearts, and if they are taught at a young age that giving should be a part of their lives, they do so naturally and compassionately. I have seen this with my […]

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