Three Fun and Frugal Tips for Kids Birthday Parties

As anyone with younger kids knows, birthday parties seem to be a must. Your child (along with the whole class) is usually invited to many, many parties over the years-starting in preschool. And you may feel obligated to throw your kids a nice birthday party and invite the whole class back. Well, today I'm going … Continue reading Three Fun and Frugal Tips for Kids Birthday Parties

A Fun and Frugal $11 Weekend in Connecticut

When you're a family of five living on one income (mine) with aggressive mortgage payoff and college savings goals, having a frugal good time is a must. Does that mean we sit at home in the dark all weekend (to save on electricity, of course), reading free books from the library by candlelight? Of course … Continue reading A Fun and Frugal $11 Weekend in Connecticut

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

Planning a Fun and Frugal Family New Years Celebration for under $30

New years eve. It's the time when you go out to a bar, or a party, and drink too much-right? Well, not in our house. We stick to staying home and having a fun and frugal time together with our three boys (now 13, 9 and 1 1/2). The oldest boys look forward to New … Continue reading Planning a Fun and Frugal Family New Years Celebration for under $30

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