Making The Ordinary A Bit Extraordinary

Any parent knows the struggle. You want to do something fun together as a family, something everyone will enjoy. The kids are "bored" of the same old thing. The easy answer would be to just go spend a lot of money doing some kind of fun and new activity - a visit to an amusement … Continue reading Making The Ordinary A Bit Extraordinary

Nine Ideas for Fantastic Frugal Family Fourth Fun!

Happy Monday all! I hope everyone in the US is looking forward to a fun fourth of July tomorrow. One good thing about Fourth of July celebrations is that they don't have to be expensive. Sure, you could head out on a big trip or go down to the store and buy a ton of … Continue reading Nine Ideas for Fantastic Frugal Family Fourth Fun!

When Saving $10 On a Field Trip Turns Into A Disaster

About a month or so ago, my middle son came home with a field trip permission slip. They were headed off to the CT Science Center, at a cost of $15 per person (not including lunch/snacks/gifts). Since we're members of the science center, my son had a brilliant idea on how to save money-why not … Continue reading When Saving $10 On a Field Trip Turns Into A Disaster

Why Easter Is Not My Favorite Time Of Year – But I Still Make It Fun For the Kids

It's going to be Easter in just a few days! Easter is actually not the best time of year for me. Back five years ago after my husband almost died of septic shock,┬áhe was still away from home for Easter in the rehabilitation center, receiving 24/7 care. So on Easter morning, and for Easter lunch, … Continue reading Why Easter Is Not My Favorite Time Of Year – But I Still Make It Fun For the Kids