Frugal Mom’s Guide To Traveling With Kids

Traveling With Kids - Advice from moms who've been there, done that and lived to tell about it

Traveling with kids is, in a word, challenging.

In more words, it can make you want to stick a red-hot poker in your eye. But not all the time. Sometimes they fall asleep.

But seriously, it does take work to keep things from spinning out of control, or before you know it, you’re driving with the windows down praying for an exit while your little boy pees (or tries to) in a soda bottle. Let’s say that happened to a friend.

So here are some of my tips, gathered painfully over eight years of nine + hour road trips between the south and midwest with two little cranky humans. And some tips from 12 other moms who’ve been there, done that and lived to tell about it.. possibly over a glass of wine.. or to our therapists.. or over wine with our therapists. (more…)

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Daily Goodie Box Review

Who likes free? Me! So I was thrilled when Daily Goodie Box offered me their latest box full of free samples so I could share it with you. (All opinions are authentic and my own.) You can check out my previous Daily Goodie Box Review here.

I know you like free too, and if you like instant gratification, also like me.. you can click this link right now to find out how to get one of these great boxes full of free, full-size samples. And keep reading for details on how it works and what’s inside. (more…)

Educational Subscription Boxes

Educational Subscription Boxes

I’ve been intrigued with educational subscription boxes for a while. The concept is genius. A box comes right to your door filled with books and tools to teach kids about science, geography, nature, different languages and cultures.

So I enlisted five fellow mom bloggers to offer their reviews on eight of the most popular boxes. You can compare them here to find one that might be perfect for your child and budget. (more…)

Free Summer Activities For Kids

It’s almost summer! Can you believe an entire school year has almost gone by already?

I can’t believe my kids will soon be second and third graders! And I don’t want them to be vegetables all summer, letting their growing little brains turn to mush. So I try to pack the summer with fun activities. Some for fun and some they can learn from.

In this post, you’ll find lots of free options! (more…)

6 Summer Must-Haves

In some respects, as far as the weather goes anyway, it pretty much feels like summer year-round here in Southwest Florida. So we use summer essentials all the time. But if you live somewhere that actually has seasons (whatever that’s like?) you’re probably about to stock up on summer essentials.

Here are a few of my affordable must-haves for the beach, park, sports field and everywhere in between. (more…)

7 Teacher Gifts With Printable Gift Tags

Lego frame and gift bag with gift tag that reads " Teachers are the building blocks for bright futures" - 7 Teacher Gifts With Printable Gift Tags

Teachers are the unsung heroes of life. They put up with our kids all day, love and nurture them and teach them to become smart, responsible and kind humans. That’s exhausting with just my two kids, I can’t imagine multiplying that by ten or twenty.

So Teacher Appreciation Week, the end of the school year, the beginning of the school year, holidays… heck, anytime is a good chance to tell them how much it all means to us. Here are a few super affordable gifts that you can give teachers to say thanks.

All the supplies are easy to find and most are from dollar or craft stores. And you can download and print the tags right here.

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Blogger Recognition Award

I really don’t love writing about myself. I don’t mind it so much when I’m writing about crafting or cooking or fitness. But just me? Who cares about that?

But when I was recently recognized by two of my fellow awesome mom bloggers with the Blogger Recognition Award, it pushed me out of my shell a bit. So here goes.. (more…)

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