Since 2009 I’ve conducted over 30 classes on frugal living and how to save money as well as other tips for families. If you’d like to host me, I’d love to come speak at your next meeting, function or get together, more details are below.
Current Speaking Class Schedule
February 17, 2014 TF South PTA – Savvy Shopping. Private class
February 24, 2014 Valparaiso MOPS- Savvy Shopping. Private Class
February 26, 2014 6.30pm Hodgkins Library – Meal Planning 101. FREE
March 27, 2014 Beecher Faith MOPS – Private class. Meal Planning 101
April 8, 2014 at 6 pm – Calumet City Public Library. Meal Planning 101. FREE
April 10 2014 Liberty MOPS – Private Class.
april 17, 2014. Suburban Bible MOMS group.
April 22 2014, 7pm. Blue Island Libary. 10 Ways to Save Without Coupons. Free
May 12 2014 at 6pm. Crestwood Library. Slow Cooker Suppers. Free.
August 4 2014 at 7pm. Woodridge Library. Back to School Lunch Ideas. Free.
August 5 at 7pm. Green Hills Library. Back to School Lunch Ideas. Free.
Past Speaking Engagements
April 22 2012 Downer’s Grove Library
2010 and 2011 Kollidge School PTA
January 9 2013 Crossroads MOPS
January 29 2013 Woodridge Library
April 23 2013 Melrose Park Library
September 30 6pm Crestwood Library – Savvy Shopping. FREE
October 21 7pm Crete Library – Savvy Shopping. FREE
November 9 2pm Blue Island Library – Savvy Shopping. FREE
November 12 7pm Green Hills Library – Savvy Shopping. FREE
November 19 7pm Cedar Lake Faith MOPS – Private Class – Meal Planning 101
November 21 Chicago Ridge Library – Meal Planning 101. FREE
As Founder and Author of mummydeals.org, Clair is an expert in saving money on your grocery bill, a speaker, newspaper columnist and blogger who has appeared on several television and radio shows including Windy City Live Chicago. She’s available in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana for speaking engagements and is booking for 2014.
You can view some of Clair’s videos as well as a small sample of a seminar she conducted here: http://www.youtube.com/user/mummydeals.
• Becoming a Savvy Shopper
• Meal Planning
• Freezing and Stockpiling
• Do Warehouse Stores Help You Save?
• Couponing and Why It’s Not Worth Clipping a 25 Cent One
• CVS, Walgreens and free toiletries.
• There’s Freebies All Around
• Learning the Lingo of a Savvy Shopper
• Living on Less so That You Can Save More and Give More
• Bible studies for Moms’ hearts.
7 Classes Offered:
Savvy Shopping: Coupons got you overwhelmed? Want to learn how to save money without spending hours doing it and cook healthy meals for your family? This class shows you the basics of living frugally, shopping wisely and what meals cost less. She has conducted over 30 classes on saving money.
Meal Planning 101: Ever get that 4pm “what’s for dinner feeling?” As a Mom and self-confessed ‘busy chef’ Clair teaches you how to meal plan to save money, great recipes to use and freezing tips.
Slow Cooker Suppers: Tips, tricks and meals for your slow cooker including free samples from a self-confessed Slow Cooking Queen. Clair blogs a new slow cooker recipe once a week under the category Slow Cooker Mondays.
Homemade Cleaners: A live demonstration of how to make several homemade cleaners including free samples for participants.
Handmade Gifts: Gift ideas for frugal gift giving with free samples.
Becoming a Woman Who Gives: When you’re a busy Mom it’s hard to think globally and not always financially practical but in this class Clair teaches you how. As a former missionary to Thailand and current blogger for Operation Christmas Child, Clair will give your group plenty of ideas on how to pay it forward on a budget.
Proverbs 31 Living: Reading Proverbs 31 is sometimes hard to understand in our every day, fast-paced lives. How does a 21st Century Mom wake up at dawn and do all that stuff? Clair gives tips and advice using Proverbs 31 that will help you feel more confident in being the best Mom God has called you to be.
“We had Clair speak at our Mom2Mom group about Meal Planning. I absolutely loved her! She was funny and very informative. Lot of practical advice that I was able to easily implement in my meal planning. Looking forward to having her again.” Kim Blohm – Coordinator Peace Community Church Mom2Mom in Frankfort, IL
“In the three years of being in MOPS, Clair provided the most useful information and was the best speaker to date! Clair not only taught me how to find amazing deals in stores, but she cracked me up along the way! Great information, great advice, and a stunning speaker.” Jessica LaLonde.
“Clair is funny and authentic, and her ideas are practical and easy enough for every “Mum” to use!” Jen Sikma -Coordinator, Faith MOPS in Cedar Lake, IN.
“The moms in our group had a really fantastic time learning new ways to save our families money as we start the new year! You did a wonderful job providing a great deal of information in a very clear and concise way so that everyone, even those who didn’t know where to find coupons, could understand. To date, we have seven moms who have started using ECB and nine others who are dabbling in Walgreens register rewards. It is a wonderful occurrence when a speaker can come and affect lives in a short amount of time.” Christina Woelfel, Coordinator, Parkview PM MOPS, Illinois.
“Clair spoke for our MOPS Group this fall. She is a wonderful speaker. The information she provides is valuable to everyone! She keeps your attention and keeps her presentation moving (while still answering questions). I would highly recommend Clair to speak!” Julie Witvoet, Coordinator, Bethel MOPS in Lansing IL.
“Clair shared so much useful information. The people who attended our program are anxious to try her ideas!” Linda Herrick Swisher, Public Information Coordinator – Hammond Public Library
“I recently attended Clair’s Savvy Shopping Class, and I learned so much. The class was definitely worth the money, and you will make it back in Free products in no time. Just this week, I got $25.84 worth of products for $2.27. Thank you Clair!” Wendy B, Burns Harbor, IN
“The class I went to was amazing. As a mother of 2 young girls, it has been my dream to stay at home with them and all these tips are helping us reach that goal. I always have been quite thrifty, but this taught me even better ways to save money! The whole Walgreens/CVS freebies had me stumped, but the way it was explained was super easy!” Beth Mills, Hammond, IN