Hot Summertime Family Fun Ideas

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School’s out for summer! The kids are home and before we know it, we’re going to start hearing that age-old anthem to summer, “We’re bored.” We’re here to help you ward it off with a master list of frugal but fun family ideas to keep the clan entertained and out of trouble!

Let’s Go Camping: This Weekend is the Great American Backyard Campout

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The kids have been off school for a while now, just long enough to say, “we’re bored!” If left to their own devices, they’d be playing devices (video games, tv, ipads) all day. It’s time to make them go outside to play and make up some non-digital fun! Great American Backyard Campout! The National Wildlife Foundation is… 

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11 Reasons that Prove Dads are Awesome

Father's Day: 11 Reasons Dads are Awesome

Dads are awesome, and Father’s Day is the ultimate time to celebrate this fact. While I’m sure you can spit out fact after fact that shows how great dads are, here are 11 more! Although some of them might not relate to your dad specifically, know that there are dads out there who are appreciated for what they do for their children. So as you get ready to spoil your dad with a new tie (but come on, you can do better) praise your dad with all the reasons that highlight his amazingness!

Busy Mom’s Budget Friendly Meal Planning Secrets

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Simplify family dinners! Check out these meal planning websites that offer inexpensive weekly menu plans, grocery lists, and preparation instructions for yummy healthy, quick dinners. I’ve rounded up some great menu planning resources for you and included their free sample menus, giving you dozens and dozens of free recipes to try in today’s post! Yum!

10 Budget Friendly Fall Activities for Kids and Families

Fall family activities

The fall is vivid a reminder to live in the moment and enjoy the now. That deep clear blue sky against the beautiful deep greens, golds and reds of nature change daily. Before long it will be too cold to play outside.

It’s time to soak up the last warm days lingering from summer, and make hay while the sun still shines. Let’s create some fun budget friendly memories that will carry us well into the holiday season.