Monday Medley: A Change In Pace

I’ve been out of work for a couple of weeks now.  Thankfully, life is taking on a slower pace as this pregnancy continues to wear on me.  I did manage to complete one goal for maternity leave already by reading an actual book, for pleasure!  Wondering what else we’ve been up …

Frugal Ways To Be Healthier As a Family

Being healthy seems to be the focus of many as we get into the full swing of the New Year.  I’m already looking forward to regaining my shape once this last pregnancy is done!  As a parent, we’re always trying to make sure that our family is healthy . . . …

Things To Do With Kids In Bar Harbor, Maine

We had a great time on our recent family vacation to Bar Harbor, Maine.  One of the best parts about this destination is that you really don’t need to spend money on entertaining your kids.  The main expenses for our trip were renting a van, gas, and food.  We didn’t …

Free Ways To Entertain Kids This Summer

Welcome to July!  Summer is in full swing and you’re probably busy making plans to enjoy as many fun family activities as possible.  Our family skips out on things like costly vacations, expensive amusement parks, or all-inclusive summer camps, because of our current battle with debt.  However, there are plenty of …

The Most Practical Baby Gifts

The arrival of a new baby is always exciting. I have a friend who can’t wait to find out next week whether she’s having a boy or a girl.  I’ve written before that babies don’t really need all that much.  However, you may still want to give a gift to …

Why We’re Not Having A First Birthday Party

My youngest is about to turn one year old. I ran into a friend at daycare the other day, who asked about plans for his birthday party. She seemed genuinely confused when I told her that we are not having a party for him. Why in the world would we …

Free Fun For Kids: Home Depot Building Workshops

We are always on the lookout for free, fun activities for the kids.  They seem to have the most fun playing outside with sticks, dirt, water, and rocks – all free!  It’s still a bit chilly to be spending too much time outdoors.  I was really excited to find out that Home Depot …