Everything’s Free! All the time! Come on Down! or My Love of the Library

When I was a kid, I can distinctly remember going to the library all the time. I was a voracious reader and would take out many, many books each time – finishing them very quickly. I can remember learning how to use the card catalog (the actual one, with cards, in a giant filing cabinet! … Continue reading Everything’s Free! All the time! Come on Down! or My Love of the Library

Giving Kids the Gift of College-For Free

The idea for this article started with a terrible college gifting option. Instead of people going for an expensive option to give the gift of college savings (for the holidays, birthdays, new baby, or other occasions) I wanted to pull together a consolidated list of college gifting options by state. The Expensive College Gifting Option … Continue reading Giving Kids the Gift of College-For Free

Four Frugal Christmas Family Fun Ideas

Looking for some fun ideas on frugal things you and your family can do together to get excited for Christmas? Look no further. As a busy working mom of three, I'm always on the lookout for things I can do in the evenings and weekends with my kids. After all, the older ones spend the entire … Continue reading Four Frugal Christmas Family Fun Ideas

Kids Making Their Own Board Game – A Lesson in Frugal Creativity

  My kids are very creative. Part of the reason is because we limit their screen time on weekdays to half an hour, and two hours on the weekends. So they’re forced to find something else to do to fill their time, and they often do interesting projects. For example, my oldest son makes 8-bit video … Continue reading Kids Making Their Own Board Game – A Lesson in Frugal Creativity

A Thoughtful Gift Your Kids Can Make – A Memory Book

I was reading this post on frugal gifts over at Frugalwoods the other day (check it out if you haven't already), and it reminded me of the best gift idea I think that I ever thought of. If you also have kids you may be struggling to think of what they can do for loved ones … Continue reading A Thoughtful Gift Your Kids Can Make – A Memory Book