Beth Engelman

iVoice Beth is a woman on a mission!  Her passion? Helping families find fun and simple ways to spend quality time together without breaking the bank.  Her column “Mommy on a Shoestring,” appears in over 30 local papers around the Chicago area as well as on the Chicago Sun-Times / Pioneer Press website where you can also view her “Mommy on a Shoestring” video series. She is regular contributor to both “You and Me this Morning” on WCIU-TV in Chicago as well as WGN’s Midday News.  You can also hear Beth share her family fun ideas each month on “Let’s Chat,” a public affairs show that airs on Northern California’s Radio Disney station. 

Beth is a former kindergarten and first grade teacher and was nominated for the prestigious Kohl-McCormick Excellence in Education award.  She holds a master’s degree in Education and has written several interactive children books and games for Leap Frog Toys, Piggy Toes Press, Chronicle Books and Disney. For more information, visit

Beth is the Week 2 coach for the iVillage Back To School Community Challenge.

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