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Budget-Friendly, Big Family Travel

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 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

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

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 […]

Fall Travel Ideas That Won’t Break the Budget

Fall travel doesn’t need to be expensive or extensive. Check out these fun ideas for getting away with the family on a budget. This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. Visit San […]

Help Your Family Eat Less Sugar & Feel Healthier

Want to improve your family’s diet? Consider providing naturally-sweetened and unsweetened treats to help your family eat less sugar. One of the things that the FishKids love about a visit to Trader Joe’s is the chance to hunt for the stuffed animal and earn a treat. In case you didn’t know, each location has its own little […]

Make Fall Movie Nights Fun for the Whole Family

Fall movie nights are a great opportunity to spend time together as a family and enjoy some good family films. Consider these three easy tricks to make it fun for all! This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for […]

Road Trip Packing List

Ready to hit the highway? Be sure that you’ve packed the basics for kid comfort with this road trip packing list. While school may be back in session, you don’t need to kiss travel goodbye. Plan for weekend road trips! By strategically planning a few fun getaways during the school year, you can get some precious R&R, […]