Memories: how to keep them

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. I love my kids and I love to record them. The problem is I am so challenged with technology. I have tons of  videos and old movies. I had no idea how to make them into to DVDs. I searched on the internet and I found the Sony VRDMC6 DVDirect Compact Size DVD Burner with AVCHD Recording. The reason why this device is so important to me is having … [Read more...]

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. My son is really "into" rockets right now and my husband has really embraced this hobby. They have put together several rockets and seeing them work together, bonding over this shared interest is extremely touching. Rocket building and launching is magical time for my 3 year old and provides memories that I know he will keep forever. My … [Read more...]

Memories: Charity

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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. I am really working on teaching my children to be charitable. I have started scanning the papers for events in my area to attend and support. The power of social media and with the internet is very easy to find events that speak to your interests. It is also a great way to get you to try new things or to challenge yourself to do things you … [Read more...]

Frugal Kid: Father’s Day Apron

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June 17th is Father's Day and there are so many crafts and card ideas out there. My husband really enjoys grilling during the spring and summer but always makes a mess on his shirts~hopefully this apron will help with the problem and provide a gift he will treasure! Father's Day Grilling Apron Materials: Apron Felt (various colors) Hot Glue Gun Fabric Paint *To save money, we used this coupon from AC Moore* Directions: 1. Decide on a theme for your apron~there are many funny … [Read more...]

Memories: Taking a car trip

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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.   Do you ever play memory games with your children? We play them in the car all the time. It is a great way to amuse them and increase their auditory memory. We play the alphabet game where you name items in ABC order. We make it harder by applying rules like you have to name animals. We also love to play the exhaust the alphabet game … [Read more...]

Frugal Kid: Donald Duck Antonynm Boats

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Each week I bring you a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. June 9th is Donald Duck's birthday so I decided to create a fun craft centered around this loved character!   Donald Duck Antonynm Boats Materials: Sponges Straws Scissors Printouts of Donald Duck's picture Directions: 1. Cut the sponges in half. 2. Cut the straws in half. 3. Poke holes in the middle of the sponges. 4. Find and print pictures of Donald Duck ( just do a google image search and … [Read more...]

Memories: Water Fun

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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. It's summer and to many of us that means water fun! At the end of the summer last year we bought a pool on clearance. My boys love playing around in water so I knew it would be a great investment. It's only 3 ft deep so both boys can stand and be fine, but it's deep enough to practice swimming and allow my youngest to get more comfortable in … [Read more...]

Frugal Kid: Donut Day Crafts

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June 1st is National Donut Day so I couldn't resist doing a craft around this yummy holiday! Don't forget about FREE donuts this day too!   National Donut Day-Math With Donuts Materials: Card Stock Glue Hole Puncher or Scissors Directions: 1. Using the donut template here, cut out donuts and icing from card stock (save the "holes"). 2. Using a hole puncher of your choice, create the "sprinkles". 3. Label the donut holes with numbers and have your child add that many … [Read more...]

Memories: Traditions

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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.    I love to create traditions. I have a wonderful friend that shared her tradition with me for Father's day. She would go to the store and buy two poster boards. She would cut out the letters A and D. Then she would take pictures of her children holding the letters each year for Father's day. We now do this every year and the kids really … [Read more...]

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.   My 3 year old recently mastered riding a bike by himself and is beyond proud. This has in turn made my 17 month old want to do the same thing. Obviously we just let him on the tricycle. It is so funny to watch him try because he can't even reach the pedals yet! Going on bike rides this Spring has already created so many cute and … [Read more...]