Celebrate Mother’s Day Without the ‘Mother’ of All Charge Card Bills

Did you ever notice how the cost of brunch doubles at every restaurant on Mother’s Day? And then the cost of flowers suddenly triples? The spas are all twice as expensive and oh, yeah, if you didn’t book all these things a month ago you can forget about it anyway! Why not kick off Mother’sContinue reading “Celebrate Mother’s Day Without the ‘Mother’ of All Charge Card Bills”

Spring Into the Season With a Kids’ Book Review

What better way to pass a rainy spring day than by reading some of these unique seasonal books? Find them at your local library or as always, enjoy them via the read aloud versions on You Tube that I have provided. 1 Big Salad by: Juana Medina was counting excitement from one to ten with theseContinue reading “Spring Into the Season With a Kids’ Book Review”

Economical Earth Day Events

Happy Earth Day everyone! Here’s some fun ways for you and your family to conserve both the environment and the funds in your wallet. Head on over to Brookfield Zoo today for their Earth Day Party for the Planet. This is a great option for those of you who are already Zoo members since admissionContinue reading “Economical Earth Day Events”

Savy Spring Celebrations

Spring has definitely sprung here in the Midwest (though Mother Nature thought it would be funny if it snowed on my daffodils this morning). Check out a few budget friendly ideas for getting the family back out in the fresh air and enjoying all the green things outside without parting with too much of theContinue reading “Savy Spring Celebrations”

Egg-onomical Easter Craft Ideas

Looking for some themed crafts and activities that won’t break your bank account like a toddler handling an Easter Egg? Check out these simple ideas geared towards preschool to first graders. Fluffy Paper Plate Lamb: I bet you already have a paper plate, cotton balls, glue, scissors, and black construction paper sitting around your house.Continue reading “Egg-onomical Easter Craft Ideas”

An Egg-cellent New Kids’ Easter Book Review

Hop into spring with these fun Easter themed kids’ books. As always, enjoy them for free at your local library or use the links to the free read alouds on You Tube. Piggy Bunny by Rachel vail.  Little piggy Liam has only one dream- to be the Easter Bunny.  But everyone knows piglets cannot beContinue reading “An Egg-cellent New Kids’ Easter Book Review”

Enjoy an Egg-cellent Kids’ Easter Workout

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Don’t be an April Fool with This Kids’ Book Review

It’s crazy to think that April 1st is only days away! Celebrate the day to pull pranks on your loved ones with these charming, themed kids’ books. As always, you can enjoy the free read aloud versions of them on You Tube with the links I have provided. April Fool, Phyllis! by: Susanna Leonard HillContinue reading “Don’t be an April Fool with This Kids’ Book Review”

Easter Bunny Bargains and Economical Egg Hunts

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Spring Break Savings

With the winter wind whistling through the Midwest this morning it’s hard to believe that the kids will be off on spring break shortly. Despite the unseasonably cool weather, here’s some ideas for keeping them warm and entertained without all the assets in your wallet getting ‘frozen’ in the process. Indoor Options: Toddler time openContinue reading “Spring Break Savings”