Sarah Deveau published her first book, Sink or Swim: Get Your Degree Without Drowning in Debt (Dundurn, 2003) after graduating from the University of Calgary’s Communications program. When she and her husband decided to have children, she searched for books about the impact having children would have on their finances.

Finding little, she decided to write the book she wished she had been able to buy at the bookstore. Or rather, write the book she wished she could have borrowed from the library! She began researching and writing, fitting in her work as she had three daughters in four years, finding time while the kids were napping or at preschool.

During those years Sarah also opened Cater Tot Consignment, a children’s consignment boutique in Airdrie, Alberta. This 1,200 square foot store has won numerous awards, including Calgary’s Child Magazine Parents Choice Awards three years running. Cater Tot has been featured in Today’s Parent Magazine, as well as dozens of local newspaper and magazine articles, and on many television programs.

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