Small Business Ideas for Single Moms

(This is article was first published on Examiner.com, September 27, 2009. I hope you find it useful, and maybe find a career you would like to try. ~ Shannon) September is Small Business Month. What better way to celebrate this than by considering what small business you, as a single mom, would like to run. Is their something that you have always wanted to do? … Continue reading Small Business Ideas for Single Moms

Daycare Fun: 4 Outdoor Summer Activities by Shannon L Buck

(Previous published to Y! Contributor Network. Save money by picking up equipment and other items at yard sales, in thrift stores, or on clearance.) Daycare Fun: 4 Outdoor Summer Activities Summer is full of activities to be enjoyed by anyone who wants to participate, but they are not always accessible to the daycare provider and the children that she takes care of. The provider may … Continue reading Daycare Fun: 4 Outdoor Summer Activities by Shannon L Buck

4 Patriotic Daycare Crafts by Shannon L. Buck

(Keeping children happy and entertained is good business. Stay frugal by using scraps from previous projects, allowing parents to donate things, and shopping yard sales and thrift stores. Previously published to Y! Contributor Network.) 4 Patriotic Daycare Crafts Daycare centers and homes are often more busy during the summer months, catering to extra children. Providers are always looking for crafts to do with the children, … Continue reading 4 Patriotic Daycare Crafts by Shannon L. Buck

How to Gather Craft Materials for Your Daycare by Shannon L. Buck

(Previously published on Y! Contributor Network. Be frugal, friends.) How to Gather Craft Materials for Your Daycare It is not always feasible to purchase all the craft materials that a daycare provider will need to keep on hand, especially when the economy is not as good as it should be. You may find yourself wondering how you will acquire all the items that you will … Continue reading How to Gather Craft Materials for Your Daycare by Shannon L. Buck

4 Outdoor Spring Activities for Daycare Children by Shannon L. Buck

(Originally published on Y! Contributor Network. Frugal ideas for your day care. Reuse. Repurpose.) 4 Outdoor Spring Activities for Daycare Children Children enjoy being outside more and more during the spring. This is good for them and should be encouraged when possible. There are activities that you can share with your daycare children at this time of year, that you will all enjoy. Group activities … Continue reading 4 Outdoor Spring Activities for Daycare Children by Shannon L. Buck

4 Spring Crafts for Daycare Children by Shannon L. Buck

(Originally published to Y! Contributor Network. Save money by asking families for donations, picking items up on clearance, at yard sales, or at thrift stores, and by repurposing old items you may have at home.) 4 Spring Crafts for Daycare Children Simple crafts provide children with the opportunity to successfully create decorations and gifts. These ideas will provide your daycare children with the opportunity to … Continue reading 4 Spring Crafts for Daycare Children by Shannon L. Buck

Top 10 Reasons to Hang out at Your Local Park by Shannon L. Buck

(Previously published on Y! Contributor Network. The park is a place where you can hang out for free, or frugally depending on why you are there.) Top 10 Reasons to Hang out at Your Local Park Nice weather means that more people are outside. They are looking for things to do that will not cost a lot of money, but that will be enjoyable. Hanging … Continue reading Top 10 Reasons to Hang out at Your Local Park by Shannon L. Buck

How to Succeed as a Child Care Provider by Shannon L. Buck

(This article was originally published through Y! Contributor Network on April 16th, 2011. I thought it might be useful to some of you.) How to Succeed as a Child Care Provider There are numerous reasons why a childcare provider may fail, but there are a few reasons that top the list. Usually, these issues can be worked out while the business remains intact. Whenever possible, … Continue reading How to Succeed as a Child Care Provider by Shannon L. Buck

Business Idea: Trash to Treasure

If you are living frugally out of necessity, you may be open to a business Idea. I have seen wonderful creations made from people’s cast-offs. Tables and benches that have been redone, candlesticks made from shortened bedposts and other items, and little girl dresses made from old pillow cases. There are a plethora of things that can can be made from “trash”, if someone wants … Continue reading Business Idea: Trash to Treasure