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Category: Frugal Fun

Camping:  The Perfect Frugal Vacation

Camping: The Perfect Frugal Vacation

February 9, 2012

Why do I love camping so much?  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.   You can camp at a national [...]

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

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

February 2, 2012

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! .

Free Books from Amazon

Free Books from Amazon

December 14, 2011

My son received a Kindle last year for Christmas, and he absolutely loves it.  While I’d enjoy having one, I have found a couple of alternate (and FREE!) ways to read Kindle books.  Did you know you can download the Kindle software and read books on your computer? Kindle for your PC - Free download that [...]

Kid-Friendly Frugal Fun!

Kid-Friendly Frugal Fun!

August 15, 2011

Are you dreading trying to keep your kids cool and entertained and yourself sane in the midst of the summer heat this year?  Without breaking the bank just trying to keep your family cool, ditch the house and try some of these ideas that are kid-approved for fun and dollar-approved for the frugal mom! Play [...]

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

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

June 15, 2011

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 [...]

Camping:  The Great Staycation

Camping: The Great Staycation

September 15, 2010

Are you looking for the perfect frugal vacation?  While vacations are fun for the whole family, they are not  fun for your bank account.  This past Labor Day weekend, our family took Friday off from work and enjoyed a 4-day weekend.  But instead of spending money on travel, hotel, and eating out, we took the [...]

Free Book:  72 Party Games for Children

Free Book: 72 Party Games for Children

June 19, 2009

When I think back to the birthday parties my kids have had over the years (and with 5 kids there have been plenty!), the part I’ve always enjoyed the most has been the games. There is no better way to fill your home with laughter and cheering than to get everyone involved in a game. [...]

Free & Discounted Summer Movies for Kids

Free & Discounted Summer Movies for Kids

June 18, 2009

Looking for something fun and frugal to do this summer? Get out of the heat and take the kids to the movies. Movie theaters all over the country are offering free, and discounted movies all summer long. Here are some of the larger chains and what they are offering. Regal Entertainment Group: Free Family Film [...]

Best Christmas Movies

Best Christmas Movies

December 10, 2008

Movie night is a fun and frugal thing to do with the whole family. Light a fire, pop some popcorn, cuddle up with a warm blanket and a cup of egg nog, and enjoy these favorite Christmas movies. My family subscribes to Netflix, which is an inexpensive way to be able to watch movies regularly. [...]

Frugal Date Night

Frugal Date Night

November 4, 2008

We all know how important for our marriages it is to have quality time together, alone, without the kiddos.  We may not have money to go to dinner and the movies every week, but living frugally shouldn’t stop us from having date nights.  What we need to do is get creative! On the Frugal Mom [...]

Frugal Halloween Games

Frugal Halloween Games

October 25, 2008

Autumn’s arrival brings many beloved things to our home – crisp air and cool nights, falling leaves, pumpkins, and apple cider. But the best thing that autumn brings are the games. Each year we get together with friends and play games outside with a bunch of kids. Here are some of our favorites that you [...]