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”

Thrifty (as in Free) Thanksgiving Kids’ Workouts

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Dia De Los Muertos Deals

Pretty much everyone in North America is familiar with Halloween, but up until recently not too many folks had heard of Dia De Los Muertos. I almost prefer the latter because contrary to its close proximity to Halloween, Dia De Los Muertos has nothing to do with scary spirits haunting you from the grave. It’sContinue reading “Dia De Los Muertos Deals”

Hauntingly Easy Half Price Halloween Crafts

You can spend a fortune on holiday art kids for your kids at a major craft store. You can spend slightly less on those same holiday art kits at the Dollar Tree. Or, chances are, you have everything you need for some adorable Halloween craft projects haunting your cupboards already. Here are some ideas thatContinue reading “Hauntingly Easy Half Price Halloween Crafts”

Pumpkin Carving Tips for Kids 101

Do your jack-o-lanterns always turn out so bad that you feel like you need a copy of the Idiots Guide to Pumpkin Carving? This Halloween you don’t have to be a ‘Pumpkin Master’ or invest in an expensive plethora of fancy carving tools to turn out some ‘good gourds’. Here’s some simple tips and ideasContinue reading “Pumpkin Carving Tips for Kids 101”

Pennywise Pumpkin Crafts

If you’re not a fan of that’ pumpkin guts’ smell, then why not ‘carve out’ some of these Jack-o-lantern inspired crafts that won’t leave your wallet as hollowed out as a gutted gourd! Mason Jar Jack-o-lanterns: I have tons of old Mason jars laying around, but if you don’t, you can find them for dirtContinue reading “Pennywise Pumpkin Crafts”

Howling for a Halloween Kids Book Review

Just in case you didn’t get enough Halloween reading fun with these titles last year: https://the-thrifty-mom.com/2022/10/05/kids-halloween-book-review-2/ (Last year’s Kid’s Halloween book review) My kids and I found a few more ‘bone-chillingly’ good reads for a ‘not too scary’ themed story time. You can ‘literally’ ‘check them out’ at your local library or watch them beingContinue reading “Howling for a Halloween Kids Book Review”

Embark On Some ‘Bargain Boo’s’

I originally published this post last October, but I’m pleased to announce that many of these activities are returning again this year so don’t forget to check them out! https://www.stcparks.org/halloweenfun/ (2022 Gallery of Ghoulish homes info) https://book.peek.com/s/21992230-244f-4104-9043-dee349847151/03opX (2022 sign up for Mummy Fun run) The bewitching month of October is nearly upon us! Leaving usContinue reading “Embark On Some ‘Bargain Boo’s’”

Kids Halloween Book Review

I originally published this post last Halloween, but without the links to the free read alouds. So here is the re-released, updated version of last year’s Kids Halloween book review. If you cannot find these wonderful and unique titles at your local library, then please enjoy listening to the free read aloud versions on YouContinue reading “Kids Halloween Book Review”