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Category: Frugal Kids

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

To Mom with Love

To Mom with Love

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?

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!

p5rn7vb 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! [...]

Teach Your Child To Be More Organized

Teach Your Child To Be More Organized

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

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 [...]

Frugal Birthday Party Games

70 Frugal Birthday Party Games

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?

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 [...]

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