DVDs and CDs from the library
Why not take family
time and visit your local library, which is a budget mom's
haven? Not only are you exposing you and your children to
an educational place, but also many libraries rent items beyond
the usual books that most people think of when considering
an excursion to library.
Many public libraries
carry everything from CDs to DVD movies, often including some
of the latest releases. And generally the children's DVD and
CD section is quite large and you can find everything from
the latest Disney movie to some DVD collections of your children's
favorites television shows.
For adults you
can change things out by borrowing a book on tape or CD instead
of the usual paperback novel. Books on tape can be time savers
because you can listen while you do other tasks such as household
chores or even while you drive the car pool.
Do check to see
what your public library's reserve policy is. If you are waiting
for a specific title to become available, some libraries will
hold its for you for several days so you can pick up your
convenience. The service is no charge, and it helps you plan
what you want to see when.