Weekly listing of free or frugal fun family activities~weekend of September 12

free family fun

Every week I publish a list of free or low-cost activities for your family. At the very least, every activity has a discount code or coupon available. Keeping the kids busy and entertained is hard, doing it on a budget is even harder. So here you go, here is this week’s list. I usually start […]

{Friday Food} review of SodaStream Play and Popcorn, Indiana


Welcome to another Friday Food post. In the spirit of being more lighthearted and fun on Fridays, I’m bringing either fun food products or recipes to you each Friday. Today, I’m sharing with you two products I got to try recently–the SodaStream Play and Popcorn, Indiana. We don’t drink a lot of soda in our […]

ABC Family~13 Nights of Halloween TV Schedule

abc family 13 nights of halloween

For several years, my family and I have been enjoying the ABC Family 25 Days of Christmas schedule. Now, they’ve come up with the 13 Nights of Halloween and here is the schedule. Looks like a really great list of funny and scary Halloween shows and Halloween movies. If you cannot see it when it’s […]

alternatives to trick-or-treating (for kids with special needs)

trick or treating alternatives for all kids including special needs

Halloween is just around the corner and all kids will want to do a little trick-or-treating but maybe it’s not in the cards for your kiddos. My son is pretty strict about self-regulating his bedtime, so come 7:30 or 8:00, no matter what, he’s going to fall asleep. Two years ago I pulled a sleeping […]

fun, easy, multi-sensory Halloween activity~candy corn marshmallow pops

candy corn marshmallow pops

Holidays of any kind can be a love/hate thing, can’t they? For those of us moms who have kids who don’t care to partake in or even particularly enjoy typical holiday activities, it can be a downer. As my younger (NT) son reaches more and more milestones these past few months, I find myself repeating […]

{review} Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie~what’s up with that PG-13 rating?

tmnt movie

Last weekend, I was invited to an advanced screening of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, which opens August 8. This was for the 2014 movie…I never saw the other one! If you are new here….well, I said yes, ha ha! I have a now 5-year-old who first started getting into the TMNT when […]

40+ kids activities for Shark Week~snacks, crafts, printables, games and more!

shark week crafts snacks activities

It’s almost time for Shark Week 2014! Do you love Shark Week? We do! This year, the fun begins on TV on August 10, but you don’t have to wait until then to plan your shark week. I know many of the shows come on pretty late in the evening, so you may want to […]