Beth Engelman

Beth Engelmen is the author of a monthly column for Pioneer Press Called “Mommy on a Shoestring.” The column is filled with activities, games and craft ideas parents can do with their kids on a shoestring budget. She has written multiple articles on the subject of having fun while on a budget for a number of high-profile websites such as,, and Ms. Engelman is the author of a number of children’s books published by Piggy Toes Press and Chronicle books including Finding Fairyland, The Good Knight Night, and Superhero Detectives. To find out more information about Beth Engelman, visit her Mommy on a Shoestring column at or view

Spring Break on a Shoestring

Spring Break is here, and this year your vacation consists of keeping your kids, happy, stimulated and entertained without breaking the bank. Here are a few inexpensive games, activities and recipes you can do with your kids. Be the Mommy […]