Weekly listing of free or frugal fun family activities~weekend of August 28


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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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{review} Disney Planes: Fire and Rescue (may contain spoilers!)

disney planes fire and rescue

On Monday I had the privilege of being able to attend a media preview for the new Disney movie Planes: Fire and Rescue. I had seen some commercials for it and was excited to attend. Since this was an evening movie and my older son had school on Tuesday, I opted to only take my […]

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6 ways to get your kids excited about being outdoors and conservation

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Many times before I have promoted the movie Play Again. If you haven’t seen it and you are a parent, it’s a must watch! It’s about the epidemic of our kids spending too much time indoors and never playing outside. Part of the phenomena is due to the culture of fear that we live in, […]

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spend some of the holiday week where it all began! #OldSchoolPhilly


This is such a fun week in Philadelphia! There is so much going on, and what better place to be than in Historic Philadelphia for July 4 week? Here are some of the great activities going on at the National Constitution Center and a few other venues. An All-American Celebration on Independence Mall!   Independence […]

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June and July events at the National Constitution Center

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I love this time of year in Philadelphia! This is where it all began and it’s so cool that I can see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell pretty much whenever I want. I love the new(ish) National Constitution Center and it’s a great addition to the Independence Mall and Old City area. If you’ve […]

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