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Category: Frugal Kids

50 Classic Children's Literature Books

50 Classic Children’s Literature Books

February 4, 2013

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 [...]

To Mom with Love

To Mom with Love

November 10, 2011

I love homemade gifts.  More than anything.  And my all time favorites are ones that my kids have made for me.  My son surprised me this week with a gift he made me, and I love it so much I just have to share it with you.   Enjoy the video! What’s your favorite homemade [...]

Should Kids Get an Allowance?

Should Kids Get an Allowance?

August 29, 2011

Should kids get an allowance?  Some parents say yes, kids should get an allowance, and some say no.  I started thinking about this topic after writing an article for Social Moms, 8 Things Every Parent Should Teach Their Children About Money.  While each family has to make the best decision that works for them, in [...]

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 [...]

Teach Your Child To Be More Organized

Teach Your Child To Be More Organized

July 25, 2011

Organization skills are not just for adults. Children must also learn to be organized to get the best out of every opportunity that comes up. A child who is not organized misses many opportunities. You can help your child have a better childhood while imparting those vital lessons all children need as they grow into [...]

Be Smart about Free Online Games

Be Smart about Free Online Games

July 25, 2011

There are a lot of places on the web where you can spend a small fortune in monthly subscription fees for online learning games for your kids. Many kids’ game sites seem to have some sort of long-term subscription price tied to signing up. But if you look around a bit more carefully, you will [...]

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 [...]

Frugal Birthday Party Games

70 Frugal Birthday Party Games

March 2, 2011

70 Frugal Birthday Party Games is a collection of fun and easy games you can play at your child’s next birthday party! . Let the Games Begin! Back to Back Balloon Pop Arrange the children into teams of 2. Have each team stand back to back while an adult places a balloon between each of [...]

Is your family cell phone plan working for you?

Is your family cell phone plan working for you?

July 9, 2009

For some, the family cell phone plan is the greatest invention ever. Instead of managing four or five individual lines — and paying full price for each — family cell phone plans allow families to pool together and share a bucket of minutes. This saves the time of managing each account, and because of 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 [...]

Make a Marshmallow Gun

Make a Marshmallow Gun

December 16, 2008

Every home needs a marshmallow gun.  Well, that’s what the toy catalogs want us to think anyway.  It seems every catalog we received this year had some version of a marshmallow shooter. Toy catalogs are a hot property in our house of 5 boys.  My youngest, who is 5, has caught on to circling with [...]

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. [...]

Homemade Ornaments

Homemade Ornaments

December 6, 2008

I love homemade ornaments. There is something about decorating our tree with things my kids have made that makes the holidays so much more special and meaningful. And unpacking the homemade ornaments each year brings back fun memories – what a joy! Frugal Ornaments Here are some ideas of simple and frugal ornaments you can [...]

Free Potty Training Book

Free Potty Training Book

October 27, 2008

If you are a parent, you know potty training can be rough. Our “terrible twos” (and I mean that in the most loving way possible) seem to be on a constant quest to control their world. For them, going potty is one area they can control. There’s not a lot (short of bribing, begging, pleading, [...]