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Find Savings on Your Next Family Trip

If you’re one of those families that enjoy getting away at times, do you emphasize saving money in the process? For many families on a tight budget, taking a family trip can be problematic on several fronts. First, there is the all-important issue of being able to pay for it without running up a credit card bill. Second, there is finding the time where each individual’s schedules meet up. This means making sure work and school schedules don’t interfere with wanting to get away. Last, there can be the matter of everyone coming to agreement on where to go in the first place. So that your next family trip is fun, think about where and when to go, along with of course how you will pay for it. Don’t Let Money Matters Dampen Your Trip In order for your next trip to steer clear of major money matters, keep these … read more

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Are Big Families Making A Comeback?

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In our grandparent’s generation, it was pretty standard for people to have lots of kids. It wasn’t uncommon for people to have over ten kids. But these days, if you told people you had that many children they would be shocked by it. Within just a few generations, the average amount of children has dropped rapidly, with two or three now being considered a reasonable number. One of the most likely reasons that we’ve seen this drop in the number of children that people are having is that people are more career focused. Women especially have more opportunities than they used to so they increasingly choosing to work instead of stay at home having endless amounts of children. However, in recent years, that’s started to change. There are plenty of celebrities out there that have larger families and reality tv shows about huge families are very popular. For the first … read more

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Four Mommy Tips to Keep Your Kids from Going Crazy During Your Next Camping Trip

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“But I don’t want to ride for that long! I’ll go nuts!” “Ugh, another road trip?” “Are we there yet?!” Not the sorts of things we want to hear from our kids when it comes time to hit the open road for vacation, right? That said, great outdoors vacations and road trips are awesome opportunities for families to bond and for your kids to get acclimated with nature. And given that RVs are more cost-effective than ever according to Outdoorsy, there’s perhaps no better time than now to consider becoming a long-term camping family. But even when you can bring along all the comforts of home in an RV, there’s no denying the potential headaches of long stretches on the road if your kids aren’t accustomed to such trips. Likewise, if you’ve never handled your munchkins after you’ve set up camp, you might find that they aren’t as prone to … read more

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Stop the Drift: How to Bring Your Family Unit Closer Together

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It’s very common for families to get the feeling that they are drifting further and further apart. As children get older and you all get taken over by things like busy work schedules, it’s easy to feel like you’re spreading your family time pretty thin. Bringing your family unit closer together in those kinds of circumstance can, therefore, be very difficult. However, it’s not impossible, and there is always more that can be done. If you’re struggling for ideas that would help your family unit to feel closer once more, don’t worry. There are lots of great ideas outlined below. Be sure to make the most of them once you’ve read about them and found out why they’re so important. Make Family Life Fun Again If family life is beginning to become strained and unpleasant for whatever reason, you need to find ways of making it fun again. If you … read more

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Free Time: How To Fill It With Thrifty Fun For You And The Family

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https://www.pexels.com/photo/adorable-adult-boys-brothers-341378/ As a mom, you often feel like you’re on the go all of the time, and that’s mostly because you are. But, at the same time, you also have a lot of free time to fill up. It may not seem like it, but with afternoons after school, weekends, family trips, days spent with your younger kids and even the rare time that you do get to yourself, it all adds up. And in this time, you need to work out what you can do for fun. When you think of it like that, you can often feel a financial burden is about to land in your lap, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Just because you’re faced with a lot of free time to fill, it doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of money. In fact, in reality, you can use your thrifty ways … read more

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