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Gina

I’m Gina, a mom of three in Northern Virginia who blogs about family finance and frugality. Since 2008, MoneywiseMoms has helped busy moms reduce spending, increase savings, and have frugal fun with their families.

Smart Tips for Working from Home with Kids

I started working from home when I had three kids under the age of 3, due to the cost of childcare. Now, with the pandemic and companies generally understanding what an advantage it is to work while raising a family, many parents are making this transition, too. When you’re working from home with kids, there …

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STEM Toys for Teens and Tweens

Shopping for older kids can be tricky, but most love doing something active–as with these STEM Toys. Move up from building blocks and basic Lego to robotic kits, circuitry boards, and coding. They all make great gifts! Learning should never feel like a chore. Thankfully, educational toys are getting better and better and can no doubt …

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How to Work From Home with Kids in the House

Are you trying to work from home with kids in the house? It can be overwhelming, but it’s not impossible! Here are some tips to help you work around your children so that they won’t interfere too much with your work. Moms are constantly faced with the challenge of balancing work and parenting. It can …

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Children’s Fantasy Books with Strong Heroines

Looking for a new book for your tween, or would you like to give a special gift? These Children’s Fantasy Books are tween-recommended. My 9-year-old twin daughters are voracious readers who happen to love fantasy books. They helped me pull this list together after several of my husband’s coworkers asked for recommendations of Children’s Fantasy …

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