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,Β he 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