Surveys

I don't know how many of you have tried earning money using survey sites but I'm giving it a shot.  A little extra cash earned for Christmas is the goal I'm setting for myself.  I have looked at a few survey sites and have signed up for three different ones so far.  They are Surveys on the Go (iphone app), Harris Poll Online and Survey Savvy. I think this will be a lot of fun as it's easy enough to fill out the surveys and although they may not be big bread winners every little bit counts.  I'll give you an update in a few weeks to let you know how I'm doing and information about any new sites I've tried. 

Get them to drink MILK!

When my daughter was two I would tell her plain milk was vanilla milk and she excitedly would drink her milk.  She is now six and getting her to drink plain milk is a challenge since she has now had chocolate and strawberry milk.  I have found a new way though to get her to drink her milk without adding the syrup or powder to it that contains a lot of sugar.  My newest solution is to add a splash of flavored coffee creamer to her milk.  She LOVES it!  They are low in fat, sodium, carbs etc and add the extra flavor.  What's also great is you can buy them for next to nothing if you use the coupons that are out these days.  A lot of stores double coupons that are less than a dollar so along with a sale price on these creamers they are super inexpensive.

Make Your Own Cd's

Children love music so why not make your own cd's for them. If they're old enough you can even choose the songs together. I'm in the process of putting together our favorite Christmas songs so we all can listen to them on car rides. We use Napster for downloading songs.