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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