Have a Holly Jolly Kids’ Christmas Book Review

Check out our top picks for kids’ Christmas books for 2022. As always, I have included the links for the free read alouds on You Tube just in case your library can’t get a hold of a copy for you to borrow. In A Bad Kitty Christmas by: Nick Bruel bad kitty learns an importantContinue reading “Have a Holly Jolly Kids’ Christmas Book Review”

Cheap Christmas Cheer

Here’s a re-blog from last year. Most of it is still quite applicable to this year except, alas, Mooseheart is no longer doing its famed holiday light drive. Are you looking forward to those two weeks off from school with dread in your heart? Are you wondering what on earth you are going to doContinue reading “Cheap Christmas Cheer”

Kids Christmas Book Review

In case you missed them, here’s the fabulously festive kids’ Christmas books we found last year at our local library. This year I’ve included links to the free read alouds of them on You Tube so everyone can enjoy them! Rudy’s Windy Christmas by: Helen Baugh and Ben Mantle was by far one of theContinue reading “Kids Christmas Book Review”

Low-Cost Lights

I don’t know about you, but in my mind it’s not Christmastime unless you’ve enjoyed the warm glow of some holiday lights over the rim of a nice mug of hot coco. Unfortunately, the cost of seeing holiday light displays has inflated, much like everything else these days. The good news is there’s still manyContinue reading “Low-Cost Lights”

Santa Visit Savings

Raise your hand if you’ve been suckered into spending way too much money on those holiday photo packages at the mall? Mine’s up. If yours is too, don’t feel bad LOTS of people fall for the Santa visit smoke and mirrors. What I have learned over the years is that there’s actually quite a fewContinue reading “Santa Visit Savings”

Value Vacation Care

I am blessed right now to be able to make ends meet with a ‘work on demand’ job that allows me maximum flexibility to basically still be considered a stay-at-home mom. But there was a time not so long ago when I held down a professional job working thirty hours a week in a veryContinue reading “Value Vacation Care”

Gobble Up Some Thanksgiving Crafts

There’s one day left till Thanksgiving. You’ve got this all you stay at home, work from home, took time off this week, homeschooling parents! And just in case you don’t got this….here’s some Thanksgiving themed craft project ideas to get you through! TP Tube and Paper Plate Turkey: This is the only project I canContinue reading “Gobble Up Some Thanksgiving Crafts”

Free Holiday Break Kids’ Activities

Sooooo….in our district there’s a full week off for Thanksgiving and roughly two and a half weeks off for winter break. That’s a loooooot of time to fill. If you’re in my neck of the woods here’s some totally free events being offered through the Park District, library, and village. Most events are drop in,Continue reading “Free Holiday Break Kids’ Activities”

Thrifty Thanksgiving Activities

Hard to believe it, but the week of Thanksgiving is almost upon us. That means time off from school, long car rides, long plane rides, and long (in your kids’ opinion) boring holiday dinners. What to do to keep your kids busy, you sane, and your wallet stuffed enough to take on all your blackContinue reading “Thrifty Thanksgiving Activities”

Thankful for a Kids’ Book Review

My inbox is full of ‘Black Friday’ deals and the TV is blaring Christmas ads at the top of its lungs as though there’s nothing between Halloween and consumerism…I mean Christmas but an Amazon cart full of cyber-Monday deals. Personally, I love Thanksgiving. It is a refreshingly simple holiday. Just get together with people youContinue reading “Thankful for a Kids’ Book Review”