Nadya Suleman didn't want 14 kids or Octomom stigma, justifies porn work to avoid welfare

Nadya Suleman, better known as "octomom" wants out of both that stigma and being mom to 14 kids. The single welfare mom of 14 with IVF octuplets and former porn star told People that she never wanted such a large family. Suleman sought media attention to escape the negative attention she got as Octomom. She's giving more interviews to justify why she did pornography. Essentially she says it was either that or rely more on public assistance to feed her brood.  Nadya Suleman didn't want 14 kids or Octomom stigma, justifies porn work to avoid welfare

Kate Gosselin proudly milks sextuplets reality show cash cow, gets free stuff, tummy tuck

Kate Gosselin pretty much owes her sextuplets for everything. The former reality TV mom of 'Jon & Kate Plus 8' proudly admits to milking the sextuplets cash cow. Gosselin recalls happily accepting handouts for her kids including food, clothes, a car, home and even a tummy tuck. Wait till you get a load of the haul divorcee Kate got courtesy of her reality show--you'll have no trouble understanding why Gosselin panicked when the 'Kate Plus 8' gravy train ended. You may or may not have trouble accepting that she deserved charity or how she could so eagerly grab it.     Kate Gosselin proudly milks sextuplets reality show cash cow, gets free stuff, tummy tuck

DIY kids party activities: Cheap, easy homemade birthday parties for children

 As a mom to four kids, ages 28 to 18, I've planned a plethora of kids' party activities. I'm also a teacher and I've hosted numerous classroom events. I've had some great successes and colossal fails. From those experiences, I've compiled a list of tips for parents on party planning for children. Being a frugalista, these party planning hints focus on cheap, homemade party activities.  DIY kids party activities: Cheap, easy homemade birthday parties for children

Mothers Day gifts, homemade crafts using recycled valentines | Examiner.com

Little Miss took her neatly-labeled valentines to school and arrived home with reciprocal Valentine cards from friends. So now, what to do with these prized missives? Clean freaks will toss when she isn't looking. Sentimental (ahem, packrat) parents will urge saving. Artsy (messy) moms won't know what happens to valentines because they will filter into general room litter. None of these is very satisfying considering cost, work and love put into valentines. Here are five cheap, homemade crafts using recycled and repurposed children's valentines. Perfect to use as gift crafts for Easter, Teacher Appreciation Month, Mother's Day, Father's Day or Grandparent birthday gift.  Mothers Day gifts, homemade crafts using recycled valentines | Examiner.com

Free printable graduation cards, annoucements, open house invitations

 High school graduation is expensive. Companies like Jostens monopolize the graduation market and inflate costs. So beat them at their own game. Use free printable graduation announcements, invitations, open house invitations and thank-you notes. Friends and family, here are free printable graduation cards. Print religious and humorous cards, money holders, clipart, graduation open house party decorations and supplies. Free printable graduation cards, annoucements, open house invitations | Examiner.com

Creative birthday party invitations, bridal shower announcements for DIY parties

Planning a party? Then you'll need party invitations or announcements. Now you could settle for boring old paper invitations. Or you could use a really creative way to announce the party. Here are Unique DIY party invitations to announce get-togethers, baby or bridal shower, birthday parties, holiday events, graduation open houses or any other gig you're hosting.  Creative birthday party invitations, bridal shower announcements for DIY parties

Free printable scale model trains, model railroad accessories, building models | Examiner.com

Model railroad building is a popular hobby. Back in the day, many men were given scale model train sets as kids and continue to enjoy them as adults. So here's news for model trains geeks--free printable scale model railroad paper building models, miniatures and accessories. With your printer, card stock paper and an exacto knife, you can create a diorama for your scale model train sets.   Free printable scale model trains, model railroad accessories, building models | Examiner.com

Shopping apps, coupon apps, comparison shopping apps to save money

Was one of your New Year's resolutions to save money? Good for you! So how is that going in February? Here are shopping apps to save money and keep you on track. Use these coupon apps and comparison shopping apps to snag the lowest price on items. Some shopping apps even pay you money to shop!   Shopping apps to save money on back to school shopping, earn rewards shopping | Examiner.com

Snow day kids crafts, homemade games from recycled stuff, power outage friendly | Examiner.com

 An epic nor'easter winter storm is thrashing the eastern seaboard. This is one angry blizzard, so snowy and blustery they gave it a name: Winter Storm Juno, said the Daily Beast Jan. 26. Winter storms take out electricity, close school, ground travel. Being stuck with snowbound kids in a power outage is no fun. So here are kids' craft projects and games made with recycled stuff--no special tools or supplies, trips to the store nor electricity needed! Keep children productively occupied during this Snowmageddon.  Snow day kids crafts, homemade games from recycled stuff, power outage friendly | Examiner.com

New Year's resolutions: Cheap or free family fitness workouts save money | Examiner.com

Parents, were your New Year's resolutions to exercise, spend time with kids, and/or save money? Want to hit all three of those New Year's resolutions all year long? Here are free or cheap family fitness workouts for parents. This guide saves money, exercises kids and helps you spend more time with them.

Don't talk the New Year's resolutions talk, walk the family fitness walk. Really--make family walks happen, don't just talk about doing things together. Sure, group exercises are hard to coordinate. Parents may work different schedules. Then there are the kiddos' sports and school activities. And housework, yada yada. Exercise is the last thing you probably want to think about so. use these low-maintenance family fitness workouts to save money.   New Year's resolutions: Cheap or free family fitness workouts save money | Examiner.com

Low salt diet holiday recipes to use up leftover ham, smoked meat leftovers | Examiner.com

It's Dec. 28 and everyone is more than a little tired of ham. Small problem, however--you bought a 15 pound and there is quite a bit left. With the New Year sneaking up, you're resolving to lose weight from Christmas indulgence. Here are dual purpose diet holiday recipes and low salt foods to use up leftover ham and Christmas smoked meat leftovers in light, delicious ways. These diet holiday recipes are great for sweeter honey baked ham leftovers use up (that kind of ham is harder to repurpose).   Low salt diet holiday recipes to use up leftover ham, smoked meat leftovers | Examiner.com

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