Beth's Sizzle Reel

Interested in learning more about Beth Engelman and Mommy on a Shoestring? Check out Beth's sizzle reel highlighting some of her favorite TV moments.
Sep 6, 2013 /

Crafting for Charity

While writing my post about my WGN-TV segment and places families can volunteer, I came across some information on CRAFTS your can do with your […]
Dec 7, 2017 /

Halloween Word Scramble!

Happy Halloween! To celebrate, our friends at are helping us scare up some fun with this Halloween word scramble! Just print it out and let your kids […]
Oct 25, 2017 /

Young Inventors Challenge and WGN TV

It's my favorite time of the year, mid-October. Pumpkin, halloween candy and lots of chatter about ChiTag and the Young Inventor Challenge.  Last year Olivia Wasilewski and […]
Oct 24, 2017 /

Summer Crafts: Egg Carton Wreath

Hi everyone! I'm excited to share this craft from our friends at   There are a lot of ways to make decorative wreaths. This one uses […]
Jun 15, 2017 /

Barology: A New Kind of Energy Bar

Hi everyone! it's been a super long time since I last blogged and I apologize for the absence. But I'm Back.... And I'm here to talk […]
Jun 15, 2017 /

Meaningful #MothersDay Gifts

  Hi Everyone! Just in time for Mother's Day I have some fabulous gift ideas that are both creative and meaningful! To find out more check […]
May 3, 2016 /


Help Wings continue to provide safe harbor women and children who are victims of domestic violenceIn honor of Mother's Day, I am working with WINGS […]
Apr 26, 2016 /

Star Wars Family Fun Packet

  May the Force be with you this holiday season and throughout 2016! Here are some fun Star Wars themed activities courtesy of Disney! For more added […]
Dec 24, 2015 /