Memories: Fall Tradition

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This series on how to make the most out of the time you have with your children is brought to you by Amee at Madame Deals and Sharon at Mom on Dealz. One of my most favorite things about Fall is picking pumpkins. We are lucky enough to live in an area that has a TON of free Fall festivals we get to attend with the kids. These festivals always have pumpkin patches and we love watching Will pick our family pumpkin. He takes the "job" very seriously! Afterwards we take the pumpkins home and the ...

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Memories: Baking memories

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This series on how to make the most out of the time you have with your children is brought to you by Amee at Madame Deals and Sharon at Mom on Dealz. The tradition in our house is everyone makes your birthday cake. I ice the cake and the children decorate it anyway they want. We come up with an idea and then we plan a shopping trip. We buy the items. Then we turn on some music and we bake the cake. The fun comes with the eating the batter and then the icing and basically lauhing because our ...

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Memories: Making dinner together

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    Life is so busy. We have jobs and bills and responsibilities. We have homework to help with and laundry to do. We have lists a mile long. I crumbled mine up and decided I need to make memories with my kids. I mean when my children say you work all the time I knew I needed to make a change. I had to put away my laptop and take out my creativity. I think it is easy to forget that you can do something special with a limited amount of time and money. I decided I was going to answer ...

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Easter Eggs: What's in yours

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I don't want to just fill a bunch of eggs with candy and let the kids have at it. Sure, I do some candy treats, but we're big into the hunting of the eggs in this family and I try to think "outside the box" for fillers. Since Easter's just around the corner, I thought I'd share a few of my suggestions to fill plastic eggs that are not candy! Here are This Mama's suggestions to put into eggs: 1. Stickers 2. Tatoos 3. Bouncy Balls 4. Bandaids (what kid doesn't love character bandaids?) 5. Mini ...

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Indoor Kids' Activities for Surviving Winter

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The theme this week for Money Saving Monday at Inexpensively is Surviving Winter. If you are on the East coast you have probably had your fill of snow! Virginia has had the most snow in recorded history this year- and there is more winter to come.  So how do you survive winter? With two energized boys I am always looking for great ideas to keep them entertained. Our mom's group came up with some fabulous and frugal ideas this week! Let your kids take a bath in the middle of the day! Put ...

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