Fun

Debt-Free Vacations

“95,555 & Counting.” That’s what I posted on my Facebook page today. It’s the mileage on my black Envoy. And today, I’m grateful for it. Not so 48 hours ago….

Ideas For Fun-Challenged Moms

Last summer, I had a mom come to me and ask, “How can I teach myself to have fun with my children?” Initially I was taken aback by her question,…

I Need to Lighten Up—Do You?

Have you found yourself short with others when they don’t come through as you expected? Or ticked because your husband lost his cell phone, wallet, favorite pen, or car keys—again? Or…

5 Fun Mom Ideas for Spring

It’s here… Spring Fever is upon us! As a result, the quiet park I have been walking in over the winter is suddenly crowded with children and their parents and…

Cousins Reading Club

“I’m bored!” The dreaded words our four children would cry out every summer several weeks after the close of another school year. I knew that unless there were plans and…

20 Ideas for Kids Waiting on Thanksgiving Dinner

Wondering how to keep them occupied while you’re whipping up Aunt Marge’s sweet potato casserole? Set up a small table in an adjacent room, grab a few minimal-mess supplies, and…

4 Tips To Help Not Overspend At Christmas

It’s already begun, hasn’t it? Garland and tinsel adorn the supermarkets, catalogs are stuffed in our mailboxes, and every commercial advertises a “much needed” toy. The pressure to spend, spend,…

“Game On!”

My fondest childhood memory is when mother set up the Monopoly game board on the dining room table to signal “Game On!” As a single parent, relaxing over the weekend…

Backyard Campout

Above me the sky was sprinkled with stars. They seemed more abundant and a little brighter than usual. My arms were wrapped around my 5-year-old, who leaned into me as…

The Countdown to Kindergarten

The countdown is on. I officially have a little less than 12 months until I walk my first-born into kindergarten, wave goodbye, and go home without her. In the last…

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