Synopses & Reviews
Rock Your Routine and Be the Happiest Mommy on the Block
Moms will concur--routines and creative ideas help your day and save your sanity. And once you've established a routine that works, the inclination is to stick with it until the kids are off to college. But sometimes the rigidity of a 'tight ship' doesn't allow much time for good-old fashioned, spur-of-the-moment fun. Well, hang on to your itinerary because here comes Eat, Nap, Play!
Written by moms for moms, this timely guide centers on back-to-basics philosophies: spend quality time with your kids and spend less money. But this is not a guilt trip--it's a fun-filled adventure. Jam-packed with clever, cost-effective, low-maintenance, often nostalgic ideas you can easily slip into your existing routine, Eat, Nap, Play shows you how to turn everyday mayhem into precious moments to build memories, foster growth, strengthen bonds, and just have fun.
- Simple trips to the mall or grocery store transform into treasure troves of adventure
- Beat boredom in unique and unexpected ways while in the car or on the go
- Find out how to plan the perfect, age-appropriate parties for less
- Get the most out of the latest technology and discover a ton of useful websites along the way
- Plus, unearth cash-free ways for kids to learn, socialize, and grow into independent and resilient people
Parents spend over $200,000 before a child's 18th birthday. In Money-Free Monday to Sunday, moms will get the spending under control by spending and find new ways to entertain their kids without losing their minds or emptying their wallets!
Stuck at home with bored kids and a nonexistent entertainment budget? House covered with a sea of toys that nobody wants to play with? Looking for ways to raise resilient kids without throwing away your hard-earned cash? Eat, Nap, Play
is a timely guide that will help smart moms maximize the time they spend with their children without breaking the bank.
From everyday routines to family time and celebrations, this super-saver helps moms raise kids who can learn, grow and have plenty of fun for free. Jam-packed with tips for inspiring children to learn how to save, read the fine print, spend less and create their own fun. This boredom-busting book includes loads of mommy-and-me activities, low-cost gift giving, fun on the run, travel tips, kitchen fun, creative couponing, swapping and the hottest trends in spending less.
Everyday routines, family time and celebrations--this super-saver, boredom-busting book helps moms raise kids who can learn, grow, and have fun without breaking the bank.
About the Author
A woman of impressive literary and media accomplishments, Robyn Spizman
is one of the leading how-to and inspirational voices in the gift-giving world. As a New York Times
gift guide from a to z featuring a galaxy of gifts. Robyn has written dozens of books and reports weekly on consumer topics, gifts and giving. She has shared solid how-to tips for moms and creative gift-giving advice for almost three decades on many of America's leading talk shows, including repeated appearances on NBC's Today Show
, MSNBC, CNN, Home Matters
, The Discovery Channel, CNN Headline News
, CNNfn, Talk Back Live
, Good Day New York
, New York One
, CNBC and numerous ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox affiliates across the U.S.
Robyn has also been heard extensively on radio, from National Public Radio to The Michael Jackson Show. She has been featured in print media including: including The New York Times, USA Today, USA Weekend, Woman's Day, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Delta Sky Magazine, Dr. Laura's Perspective, Cosmo Girl, Parents Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Entrepreneur, Southern Living and Parade Magazine among others.
Robyn has been a featured guest reporter on topics including the hottest gifts, products and toys in the country. As a consumer advocate, she appeared on Atlanta NBC Affiliate WXIA-TV for almost 30 years with her popular Been There Bought That segment. Robyn is a trendsetter in showcasing products of value. Since 2005, Robyn has hosted the hit show The Giftionary with Cindy &
A dedicated volunteer, Spizman serves on the advisory council of The Make-A-Wish Foundation, as shopping ambassador for Camp Twink Lakes and the foundation advisory council of EwomenNetwork, the largest online community of professional women, and was named one of the leading women in business by Business to Business Sign up for Robyn's twitter at &
Evelyn Sacks is a born communicator who parlayed an early ability to write and speak clearly into a successful 35-year career. The ghost writer of four works of nonfiction, she is an accomplished lifestyle and business writer who has worked for leading companies including Kimberly-Clark, Coca-Cola and Pfizer. Whether she is writing on wellness, assisting a celebrity with an autobiographical memoir or crafting a speech for a Fortune 500 CEO, the goal is clean, convincing communication. She and Robyn Spizman have collaborated on a number of projects and enjoy sharing one another's gifts and talents.