Mom offers up a lighter side of parenting

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Anita's tips on how to spend time with your family while saving money:

  • Plan play dates outdoors and encourage everyone to bring their lunch for a fun picnic at a local park. It cuts back on the costs of hosting a play date at a kids gym or play center, not to mention that a little fresh air and play means you may get to relax when the kids tire out early from expending so much energy!

  • Look for savings on everyday items and brands that offer more for less. For example, if you're a mom of newborn or toddler, you change A LOT of diapers - like thousands. Opt for a diaper, like Luvs, that offers premium leakage protection for far less cost than pricier brands. When it comes to makeup, drugstore brands are a great alternative to more expensive department store items and install a water filter to your faucet instead of springing for expensive bottled water for you and the kids.

  • Can't afford to go to the museum every week? Go online and print out information about common plants, bugs and flowers then make learning fun by going on a nature walk at a local park (or even your own backyard). It's free and fun.

  • Plan family nights "in" and make cooking dinner a group activity: younger kids can help with food preparation, mixing, etc. while older kids can take responsibility for certain areas of the meal (e.g. side dishes, salad, dessert) for a family potluck. Afterwards, rent a movie or have a family "game night" instead of going to the theater or participating in another costly activity.

    Anita's projects include:

    Books:

  • Songs in the Key of Solomon
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  • If You Can't Lose it, Decorate it
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  • If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother
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  • The Purse-Driven Life
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  • A Purse-Driven Christmas
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    DVD's

  • It's Probably Just My Thyroid
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  • Total Momsense
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    Other:

  • Emmy Award Winning "Bananas" episode
  • "Keeping it Real" comedy video, winner of the 2004 ICVM Silver Crown Award
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    Anita's website: www.anitarenfroe.com

    About Anita Renfroe:
    Anita Renfroe is featured comedian on ABC's "Good Morning America" with 15 comedy segments scheduled this year. She's gone from "stay-at-home-mom" to "YouTube comedic Phe-mom-enon". With her unique brand of estrogen flavored musical comedy and blend of sass, edge and slightly offbeat takes on All Things Female, audiences at her comedy concert tours, viewers of Good Morning America appearances and the YouTube masses who enjoyed her William Tell version of everything a Mom says would say that Anita just tells it like it is. Some would say she just says what everyone else is thinking, but won't say out loud.

    Anita Renfroe's new DVD "It's Probably Just My Thyroid" makes people laugh with her off-the-wall insights and music, including her hilarious parody of Carrie Underwood's No. 1 smash hit "Before He Cheats" cleverly retitled "Before I Eat." Filmed in her hometown of Atlanta, GA before a sold out crowd, "It's Probably Just My Thyroid" came out in May. Anita Renfroe's brand new DVD "It's Probably Just My Thyroid" does just that - making people laugh with her off-the-wall insights and music, including her hilarious parody of Carrie Underwood's No. 1 smash hit "Before He Cheats" cleverly retitled "Before I Eat." Filmed in her hometown of Atlanta, GA before a sold out crowd, "It's Probably Just My Thyroid" releases April 29th, 2008.

    In 2007, Renfroe performed in front of more than 400,000 women during the Women of Faith's Amazing Freedom conferences. She will be a featured speaker during this year's Women of Faith 2008 Infinite Grace conferences hitting 29 cities across the U.S.

    Renfroe and her husband John live in Atlanta and have three children, Calvin, Austin and Elyse.

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