A really strange, but fun kid activity

  I love fall, and one of my favorite fall smells is walnuts! It always brings back so many childhood memories.  My cousins and I use to play all sorts of silly games involving walnuts at […]

Teaching kids about money

I’ve posted before about how my husband and I only buy our kids toys at Christmas or on their birthday.  The rest of the year, they have to use their own money if they want […]

Totally free homeschool curriculum for ages 1-5

Have you heard of ABC Jesus Loves Me?  They offer totally free bible-based homeschool lessons!  They have separate curriculums for ages 1-5, but they are easy to combine if you are working with more than one […]

Traveling with kids- 3 tips you probably haven’t seen!

We live in Virginia and my husband’s family is in Indiana.  We vacation in North Carolina and West Virginia and like to visit friends in New York. THIS MEANS WE TAKE A LOT OF LOOOOOONG […]

Updated List of Summer Activities!

One of my family’s FAVORITE summer events is this weekend! Be sure the check out the Ray Gordon Jumbo fly-in!  If your kids (or you) love airplanes you have to go!  The event is free […]

Fun family activity- Painting Rocks!

Have you seen the new trend of painting and hiding rocks?  According to The Kindness Rocks Project‘s website, the trend was created to “spread inspiration and a moment of kindness for unsuspecting recipients through random […]

We paid cash for a weekend vacation 

We’ve been planning a family weekend vacation for a long time.  We’ve had enough cash saved for several months but have been waiting for a free weekend and when my husband would have a chance to […]

How to build an awesome blanket fort!

One of my many hidden talents is that I can build some pretty awesome blanket forts.  It comes from YEARS of fort building and learning some pretty important things NOT to do!  My kids frequently […]

Big list of Free and Cheap summer activities! 

As you know, I’m all about FREE or really cheap stuff! My summer calendar is getting pretty full and I thought I’d share some events with you!This is a work in progress, but I wanted […]

FREE and discounted Luray Caverns Tickets!

Local friends! Have you signed your kids up for the summer reading program through Massanutten Regional Library?? If not, go do it now! If so, you already know this Friday kids get in free to […]