As a fun, frugal, family activity, we recently decided to start a weekly family game night with our kids, ages 7 and 8. There was just one problem… A lot of “family board games” are really boring for the adults! Some of the old classics also took too long to hold everyone’s attention or involved too much reading for the kids. After a lot of trial and error, we found some that the whole family can all really enjoy! [Read more…]
You’ve probably heard by now about Pokémon Go and how the new game is sweeping the nation. If you haven’t heard about it, have you noticed large numbers of people wandering around your town looking at their phones? Or gathering in parks or on sidewalks? That’s probably what they’re doing! Once you realize what’s happening, it’s pretty funny to watch! [Read more…]
Now that most kids in the U.S. are getting out of school for the summer, many families are looking for fun activities to keep the kids busy. It’s a great bonus when those activities also help to keep their minds engaged, get them outdoors, and cost very little. Our family has been enjoying an activity that fits all of those criteria. Letterboxing! [Read more…]
Especially when my kids were preschool age, I often needed somewhere to take the kids and get a change of scenery. The same four walls start to feel like they’re closing in on you after a while. Fresh air and some fun distractions can be just the solution to family boredom. In our city, there is no shortage of places that offer attractive family memberships: the city pool, recreation centers, art museum, science museum, and the zoo.
Family memberships can be a lot of fun, but they can also be quite expensive, often well over $100/year each. Luckily, there are a variety of ways that you can save money on these memberships. Here are some ideas: [Read more…]