Friday, February 22, 2013

How Moms Save Money and Teach Little Ones in the Process



How well do you budget?  No need to go pro with extreme couponing, just arm yourself with these helpful tips to help you save a little to either put back or go toward other things on your wish list!


 
1.        Focus on Saving at the Store.  Coupon clipping has increased by 28% in the past four years!  You can spend as little or as much time, but every little bit counts when paying attention to store ads and coupon clipping.  Focus on what you need for the short-term.
2.       Cut Back on Extras.  Every item you grab from the shelf or consider buying, ask yourself if you really need it.  If you wait a day to purchase it, chances are you will decide to just hold off.
3.       Teach Good Spending Habits.  Just knowing your little ones are watching you should help you spend wiser.  Give your child(ren) a few dollars periodically, let them spend it however they wish, and encourage them to budge wisely and even donate a little of their money to a charity or cause!
4.       Give the Gift of Cash.  Whether you let your child(ren) spend all or part of it, it helps them to learn how to spend wisely while they buy what they want.  If only spending part of it, let the unspent portion go into the piggy bank. So they can watch their savings grow, further understanding the value in budgeting and planning for the future.

As always, be sure to stop by our website and view our specials or call us to see if we have more discounts to offer.  We can help you save on your favorite stroller, and shipping is FREE!


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

What’s new: 2013 UPPAbaby Vista



Have you seen the new colors for the 2013 UPPAbaby Vista strollers?  Jade/Ella & Indigo/Taylor are the new colors. They replaced the previous colors Carlin/Green and Cole/Slate. Though the new colors are similar to the previous ones, they have more of a deep tone... more muted or not as bright.  Check them out on our website and let us know what you think of the new colors for this year!

Did you know we are currently running new year specials on our website?  That’s right!  Visit us at www.TrendyBabyStrollers.com or call us at 800-557-6199 to discover even more deals.  Thanks for staying trendy!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Trendy Baby Strollers: The Value of Giving This Holiday Season



Tis the season for little ones everywhere filling up their wish lists and pointing out everything they would like to receive for the holidays.  But do they understand the joy and valuable lessons of giving?  It doesn’t always cost much to give back and the experience will create memories that last a lifetime and help them grow to be generous, thoughtful, and kind throughout life.  Now is a great time of year to teach children the value of giving as opposed to receiving and to be thankful for all they do have when they have the opportunity to get a glimpse of those who may be less fortunate.  Here are a just few ways to spread joy with your little ones this holiday season:

Donate unused items:  Clothes, coats, toys, household items, and more may be just taking up space in your home and could be donated to others in need of them.  What a great and FREE way to help those who may be less fortunate or going through a rough patch in life.  This teaches children to appreciate what they do have and to think of others when they no longer want or need items now and in the future.

Monetary donations:  Charitable organizations are everywhere and are always in need of funds to support their cause.  Do you have a favorite charity?  Do you know of a charity that someone you love has benefited from?  You can become a regular supporter of a charity and show your children just how your generous donation is being used.  Donating to special causes allows your child to feel like they’ve helped contribute to the special cause, learn more about the cause, and feel inclined to help others throughout life if they are able.

Food donations:  Did you know over 49 million Americans live in food insecure households?  This can be especially difficult for families during the holidays, so donating nonperishable food items to your local food bank or other similar organizations is a great and inexpensive way to give back.  Allowing your children help deliver the goods will warm their little hearts.

Volunteering:  Whether it be at a local kitchen, nursing home, or hospital volunteers are always appreciated and in demand.  It doesn’t cost a dime, just a moment of your time.  And the experience is oh so rewarding!

Happy Holidays!
-Your friends at Trendy Baby Strollers

Monday, November 19, 2012

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Specials from Trendy Baby Strollers

Phil & Ted's Explorer strollers:  $200 off
Phil & Ted's Promenade stroller:  $100 off
Phil & Ted's Verve stroller:  $100 off
Quinny Moodd strollers:  $125 off
Mountain Buggy +1 One stroller:  $75 off
Mountain Buggy Duet stroller:  $75 off

Visit www.TrendyBabyStrollers.com or call 800-557-6199!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Let The Kids Lend a Hand This Holiday Season!



Can you believe the holidays are this close already?!  There is so much to be done like cooking, decorating, shopping, events, gatherings, and more.  The most precious part is watching the children enjoy the holidays and making memories with them.  Here are a few ways you can let them help and allow them to feel like an important part of each holiday gathering and tradition.  Who knows, maybe you will create a new family tradition!

Decorating:
·         Let them help choose where outdoor d├ęcor should be placed.
·         Let them help decorate indoors such as the Christmas tree.
·         Make a holiday “craft day” so they can create new decorations!
Cooking:
·         Have them help set out ingredients needed for special holiday dishes.
·         Let them help decorate or put finishing touches on goodies.
·         Let your little chef choose what to prepare!
Shopping/Gifts:
·         Let them go along and help choose gifts for a few of those on your list.
·         Allow them to help you find items when you’re in the store.
·         Make your own gift wrap and/or let them help wrap/package gifts.
Events/Gatherings:
·         Have the child(ren) present artwork, talents, or plays until the food is ready to be served.
·         Let them play host/hostess for the gathering!
·         Allow them to help set the table or decorate with their own touch.








Monday, October 8, 2012

10 Things to do With the Kids This Fall



Trees are displaying a palette of colors, leaves are falling, and we begin to crave the sweet and spicy smells of pumpkin and apple cider.  Fall is here and though we miss the hot summer fun moments that seemed to pass us by so quickly this year, there is plenty to do during the fall season.  Here are 10 things to do with the little ones and guess what… they’re FREE!
1.  Get your family Christmas picture taken.  Now is a beautiful time for an outdoor photo!
2.  Try a new craft like a “Giving Thanks” tree.  Just collect branches from the yard, pot them, and hang tags with things you are thankful for onto the branches!
3.  Watch the birds, especially geese, fly south.  It’s fun for the kids to watch and hear.
4.  Make a scarecrow!  You can even make one a particular character or member of the family  J
5.  Take a flashlight walk.  It’s getting dark earlier, so grab a flashlight for a fun walk!  Maybe you can shine your light on some animals that come out after dark.
6.  Visit a pumpkin patch.  Some will have activities for the kids to participate in.
7.  Make Thanksgiving cards for the kids (and yourself) to send to special people in your lives that you appreciate.
8.  Oh the weather outside is… WINDY!  So fly a kite!
9.  Pick up pine cones.  You’ll tackle a chore and find great pieces for crafts and decorations!
10.  Camp in.  That’s right, it’s a bit cold to camp outside, so camp inside!