MENU

Sanity Savers for Holiday Family Travel

girl-in-snow

Holiday family travel can be tiring, but it’s worth it when you make memories with your kids and spend time as a family. Here’s how to stay sane through it all. This post may contain affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks […]

Time to Pop Some Corn (Recipe: Junk Food Popcorn)

junk-food-popcorn-caramel-corn-life-as-mom

Popcorn is a great snack to enjoy with your family. It’s relatively inexpensive, easy to make, and tastes great. Consider all the ways you can dress up your popcorn, including this recipe for Junk Food Popcorn. Popcorn has long been one of my favorite snacks to feed the kids. With a reliable air popper at my side, it’s […]

Budget Birthday Ideas to Celebrate Well

knights birthday party budget

Want to celebrate birthdays in a spectacular way without spending a lot of money? Check out these Budget Birthday Ideas. When my first born was just a wee tot, I went all out for his birthdays. At the time I wasn’t sure I could have more children, so why not? And even once I had three […]

How to Save Money on Road Trips

save-money-on-road-trips

Driving instead of flying is a great way to save money on travel costs. There are even more ways to save money on road trips. Depending on how many are in your party, it’s usually cheaper to drive than fly. I know this because my parents packed up the van every year for most of my childhood […]

Budget-Friendly, Big Family Travel

heated pool

Does the size of your family seem to limit your adventures away from home? Here are some of our strategies to make big family travel happen. Years ago I had big dreams of jetsetting around the world. I had been a French major and lived a year in France. That year I traveled to Austria, […]

Practically Free Family Night Ideas to Try with Your Kids

family-nights-free-printable

Family Night Ideas don’t have to be complex, expensive, or involve crazy stunts. Our kids mostly want to spend time with us that doesn’t involve laundry or dishes. This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Summer […]

Read Great Travel Books

Not for parents Paris

Planning a trip? Be sure to check out some great travel books before you go — and make sure the kids get a chance to read along with you. I am a book person. I always have preferred reading as my main form of learning, so it comes as no surprise that I read to […]

9 Fun Fall Activities for Families

Fall Collage

Christmas will be here before you know it. Enjoy some fun fall activities with your kids before autumn slips into winter! Fall is probably my favorite season of the year. Well, it used to be, back when the weather knew how to obey. This week the temps are still in the 80’s, BUT this morning […]