Dream a Big Dream (Frugal Friday)

Setting goals and dreaming big dreams can be just the right motivation to help you save money and accomplish great things. This is my bedside table. Most are books that I’ve read before. A few I’m still finishing off for the first time. Most of them are books that I’m revisiting. See a theme? In […]

Ask for that Discount (Frugal Friday)

Ask for a discount and you might be surprised at a lower price. Despite my inner desires to be a globe-trotter, we don’t really travel that much. We take a few big road trips each year, but flying isn’t something we do very often. In fact, I’ve been on six plane trips in the fifteen […]

Saving Money on Spring Break Eating (Frugal Friday)

Spring Break dining doesn’t need to be expensive. There are plenty of ways to eat well without breaking the bank. I didn’t really plan a Spring break. I was going to skip it actually. I know that random stuff can happen at any moment that could throw our schedule off, so I didn’t have a […]

Using the Internet to Book a Hotel and Save Money

With spring fever taking over us all, it’s nice to plan a little getaway when possible. Contributing writer, Amy, shares some tips for using the internet to make hotel reservations. Google what you are looking for in a hotel. For example, last summer I was planning a trip to the beach with my three kids […]

Ready for Spring Break?

Spring Break is upon us! I have fond memories of a few beach vacations when I was growing up. It’s fun to recreate some of those memories for our kids. If you’re looking for some things to do with the kids on their upcoming vacation, browse through the archives for some helpful hints. Before You […]

The Happiest Place on Earth

A few days ago we took our fam to Disneyland. It was our third visit to the Magic Kingdom since we’ve had children. In a way that is odd since I grew up going to Disneyland every year. We could. We lived 60 miles from the Matterhorn. On my first visit back after a decade+ […]

Travel During the Holidays

The following is written by Life as MOM contributor, Amy: Are you flying this week to celebrate Thanksgiving? Yes, the airports will be crowded, but don’t let that scare you. You can still have a great start to your trip! Here’s how: Allow extra time. Plan to leave for the airport much sooner than you would […]

Take Food With You (Frugal Friday)

Last week I mentioned how one of the best ways we saved money on our vacation was to bring our own food. Mammoth Lakes has only one grocery store. And during the busy season, there’s reportedly a very long line at said grocery store. I did a lot of shopping before we left. And since […]