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Easy Ways to Teach Kids About Money

Easy Ways to Teach Kids About Money

One of the greatest joys I have had as a parent is watching my kids grow up to be financially responsible. If you’d like ideas for easy ways to teach kids about money, I have a wonderful resource to share with you.  T. Rowe Price has developed a free 30-day calendar of family activities designed to [...]

Express Musicality at Home with Your Kids for West Music’s “Kids of Summer” video contest!

Express Musicality at Home with Your Kids for West Music’s “Kids of Summer” video contest!

Looking for something fun and creative to do with your kids this summer? Get out your video cameras and start recording! West Music Company is hosting a Kids of Summer video contest to promote musicality in kids, ages 3 to 13, over summer break. On a day that’s too rainy or muggy, take a quick [...]

Camping:  The Perfect Frugal Vacation

Camping: The Perfect Frugal Vacation

Why do I love camping so much? It is the perfect frugal vacation – it is a great way my family can have a fun vacation without breaking the bank.  While theme parks and destination vacations are a lot of fun (who doesn’t love to be pampered), in this economy they aren’t always an option. [...]

104 Ways for Kids to Beat the "I'm Bored" Summer Blues

104 Ways for Kids to Beat the “I’m Bored” Summer Blues

Now that school is out and summer is in full swing, the words moms dread more than any others – “I’m bored,” are being said by kids everywhere. About 5 years ago I put together this “I’m Bored” list for my children, printed out copies, and hung it on the refrigerator.  When my kids told [...]

The Five W's of Affordable Travel: Tips and Advice for Finding the Best Deals

The Five W’s of Affordable Travel: Tips and Advice for Finding the Best Deals

Nothing combats day-to-day stress quite like a relaxing vacation. That being said, scouring the internet for travel providers, booking sites and vacation package deals can be an exasperating ordeal – especially with little or no guidance. After all, personal situations will vary, and there is no sure-fire way to find the best deals out there. [...]

Frugal Family Vacation Ideas

Frugal Family Vacation Ideas

Family Fun Doesn’t Have to Cost a Ton!   Frugal Family Vacation Ideas Whether you are taking a vacation or just having fun over the weekend there are many ways this can be done without costing a fortune. I speak from experience because I am a single parent without very much extra cash to work [...]

10 Tips To Stop Wasting Money on Curriculum

10 Tips To Stop Wasting Money on Curriculum

Tired of wasting money on curriculum? Read these 10 budget friendly tips to start saving today!   Are you a home educating parent, or hoping to be one? If so, you already know the standard formula for selecting curriculum. It goes something like this:   Nervous Parent + Bazillions of Options x Teensie Weensie Budget [...]

Camping Recipes For Your Next Camping Trip Part II

Camping Recipes For Your Next Camping Trip Part II

    Grilled Cinnamon Pineapple: one of many great camping recipes! Everyone loves good camping recipes! It has been a while since the last camping recipes were posted . Here is another collection of scrumptious camping recipes that I have gathered. Many are kid friendly too! Pigs in Blankets on a Stick INGREDIENTS: Package of hotdogs [...]

50 Classic Children's Literature Books

50 Classic Children’s Literature Books

Nothing is more relaxing than curling up in front of the fire with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate.  If you are looking for a great book to read with your children, here is a list of 50 classic children’s literature books the whole family will love!   If you are looking [...]

Gear Up for Camping with Kids:  Live Chat & Awesome Giveaway!

Gear Up for Camping with Kids: Live Chat & Awesome Giveaway!

m4s0n501 Join us Feb. 2 at 9:00 est for our Gear Up for Camping with Kids live chat.  To join the chat, just visit KOA’s Around the Campfire Community!  See you there! .

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