• Uncategorized

    Valentine’s Day Treasure Hunt

    Valentine’s Day is one of those fun holidays to celebrate with your kids.  There isn’t too much pressure to buy a bunch of gifts or do anything elaborate.   Every year I have a Valentine’s Day treasure hunt with my kids. I usually buy them a cute little bag or box and put some goodies in there. It is nothing too fancy or expensive, just a few things to put a smile on their face.  Target has some cute things in their dollar spot like pencils, a marker set, card game slime or stickers.   I usually add some Valentine’s Candy too of course!   One year I included a little…

  • Holidays

    Valentines Day Collection Boxes

      Valentines Day is just around the corner!  If your little one is having a Valentine’s Day celebration at school- they will need some way to collect all their Valentines from their friends. It seems like we still have Christmas decorations lying around, but here we are!  It’s the middle of January already and my kids have Valentine’s day on the brain.  Every year we try to come up with a unique Valentine’s Day box to bring to school, but sometimes we need a little help. There are a bunch of amazing and unique ways to make a collection box with you child.  Have fun with it and get your…

  • Family Traditions

    8 Tips for Making the Perfect Family Bucket List

      Making memories with your kids is the best part of being a parent!   Bucket lists are so much fun and it can be as formal or informal as you like.   There are so many reasons to write a family bucket list.  Doing things together and making memories with your kids is so important as your kids grow older.  Sharing dreams and goals can really help unite siblings and give parents insight into their kids personalities.   I personally love writing Seasonal Bucket Lists with my family.  It helps me organize ideas that my family would like to do together and puts them all in one place for me…

  • Frugal Life,  Uncategorized

    How to Cut out Cable and Save Money!

      Disclaimer: This is in no way sponsored by any company or service. This is just what worked for our family when we needed to look for ways to save money. When we first decided to cut out cable in our house- you would’ve thought we were moving our kids into a cave!   Nooooo, not the DVR!! In our house, cutting out cable came out of necessity. Too many monthly bills and not enough to warrant spending hundreds on a cable bill. Since cutting out cable two years ago – we have not looked back.  Even though we live in an urban area, the options for internet and cable are…

  • Family Traditions,  Holidays,  Uncategorized

    16 Family New Year’s Traditions

    Quick Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links.  If you buy something through these links, you won’t pay anything more, but I do receive a small commission.  Thank you for helping me support my family and business!    New Years Eve comes so quick after the holidays!  Creating fun family traditions is so important for our families. Sometimes it’s hard to plan something super elaborate because money is tight after the holidays. The days of partying till the middle of night are long gone! Maybe your house isn’t party ready, you have to work night shift (or day shift) the next day or maybe you just prefer to spend a…

  • Family Traditions,  Holidays

    10 Holiday Traditions for Couples

    The holidays are such an amazing time of year!  Yes- they are also a lot of work too (especially for moms!)  Most parents focus on the kids and traditions for the family.  Holiday traditions with your partner can sometimes fall by the wayside.  I know in my family and many families we know, both (or one) parent work so much leading up to the holidays to help with finances.  We deserve some fun too! Plus with the holidays just around the corner, there is always so much to do.  If you have children- they are usually the main focus of the season.  Making memories with your kids is so important. …

  • Motherhood

    Unplugging as a Busy Mom

    My 7 year old: “Mom….”(talks for 5 minutes about something related to school) Me: Uh huh yeah. My 7 year old:  “Mom!! You aren’t even listening! You are just like Dad – always on your phone! Ouch. That one hurt.  As a mom, I’m constantly on my phone.  Sometimes its for a good reason, checking the weather before going to the park, responding to a text message from a family member or looking up the school PTA reminders. Other times,  I am just straight out wasting time. Checking Instagram for the 100th time, going on Pinterest looking for things to do with my kids (as I ignore them), looking up people…

  • Holidays,  MA Fun

    Holiday Fun in Eastern Massachusetts

    Massachusetts is so beautiful this time of year.  There are so many places to have some holiday fun in Eastern Massachusetts!  Plenty of these places are free or low cost (unless you have my kids with you – who are always hungry!)  Whether you are in town visiting family or just looking for some fun stuff to do, check out the list below. Most of these places are about an hour drive from Boston.  As always check out their website for more info including hours and dates they are open.. Many cities and town have their own local tree/square lighting – Be sure to check out your city’s local website for more events…

  • Frugal Life

    How to use what you have when food (and money) is running low.

      Did you ever look at the calendar and realize payday is still 7 days away and you are out of everything?? Or worse, you’re not sure when that next paycheck is coming??  Lately, the holidays have been zapping up what (little) extra money is around.      There are pantry challenges all over the internet testing people to use what they have instead of buying more. For some people (like me) it’s out of necessity more than a fun challenge.      I have been there (and currently live there). With 5 in my family and living on one income, it takes some creativity to get by with what we have. Sometimes…

  • Family Traditions,  Holidays

    16 Ways to Make Christmas Magical for Kids

      It’s finally here! After waiting all year – the magic of Christmas is upon us. The sound of Christmas music everywhere, the frosty weather and yummy goodies. There are so many fun ways to gets excited for the big day!  Having children makes Christmas so much more fun and there are a bunch of ways to make Christmas magical for them. Whether your kids are getting older or you have a new little addition to your family- it is important to make Christmas a magical experience for your kids.  Don’t feel obligated to do ALL of these things! Who needs more stress added to their life? Pick something that you…

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