3 Free Things to Do Anywhere You Travel

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You don’t have to spend a lot of money on entertainment when you travel. Consider these three things to do anywhere you travel. As I’ve researched our trips to England and France these last few months, I’ve been pleasantly surprised to find out that children are often absolutely FREE at select museums and attractions. Be […]

A Busy Book for Kids on the Road

A Busy Book for Kids on the Road - Hitting the road? Need some fun, but quiet activity for little hands? Make a busy book.

Hitting the road? Need some fun, but quiet activity for little hands? Make a busy book. A busy book is a bit old school. At least in the age of iPods, iPads, and other handheld entertainment devices. However, I still love it when my kids engage in non-digital, screen-free play. A busy book can provide […]

Use Pinterest for Planning Family Travel

Use Pinterest for Planning Family Travel

Creating a dedicated board on Pinterest can help you plan your trip and share your research with family and fellow travelers. As I’ve been researching our big trip, I’ve spent a lot of time online. A lot of time. I can’t tell you how many hotel reviews I’ve scoured, how many kid travel posts I’ve […]

How to Pay for Traveling with Kids

How to Pay for Travel with Kids: Want to take a trip with your kids? Consider these tricks for saving up and funding that vacation, debt-free.

Want to take a trip with your kids? Consider these tricks for saving up and funding that vacation, debt-free. Back in our credit-card toting, debt-defying days, we took a few vacations. We flew to Minnesota to visit family. We drove to New Mexico for a conference once. We spent a weekend in Saint Louis just […]

Travel with Kids {An Introduction}

Travel with Kids {an Introduction} -  Want to show your kids the world? You can travel, learn, and explore together without completely losing it. We

 Want to show your kids the world? You can travel, learn, and explore together without completely losing it. We’ll show you how! When I was a child, the extent of my travels encompassed whatever happened to lie on the interstate between southern California and southeastern Minnesota. Ever stood at the feet of the Jolly Green Giant? […]

We’re Really Debt Free!

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Paying off your debts is hard, but it’s good. Get the monkey off your back. Money is complicated, isn’t it? It can provide for lots of good things, but it can also cause a lot of headaches and disappointments. When you make mistakes with money, they can haunt you for years. We know that first […]

Anna & Elsa Costume Tutorials (FREE Design Template)

DIY Anna and Elsa Costumes from Frozen | LifeasMOM.com

Is someone in your home pining to “let it go” for costume parties this fall? Are you hoping to make an Anna costume but are stumped by the design? You asked for a template, we answered. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small […]

Save Up to Buy New Things

Save Up to Buy New Things - Want something? Save up for it. It

Want something? Save up for it. It’s an old tradition that still has value. In our old credit-spending days, I was hesitant to spend my own money. I worried that something would happen, something urgent, and we’d need our money for that. But, for some reason, I had no qualms about spending someone else’s money. That’s […]