Frugal Road Trip with Kids – Plan Your Route

This is a series of articles on how to survive a road trip with four kids, including a toddler and a preschooler, from a frugal mom who has done it on the cheap many times. Chock full of 244 fantabulous tips for your long car trip!

Plan your route ahead of time. Use sites like Road Trip USA, National Geographic’s Drives of a Lifetime, Trails.com’s Scenic Byways, or America’s Byways. You can also use Google Maps or Mapquest and click on Avoid Highways.

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Frugal Road Trip with Kids – Tips from a Mama Pro

This is a series of articles on how to survive a road trip with four kids, including a toddler and a preschooler, from a frugal mom who has done it on the cheap many times. Chock full of 244 fantabulous tips for your long family car trip!

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The Early Bird Gets The Worm Game for Preschoolers

In this game your preschooler uses their fine motor skills to help a clothespin bird catch pipe cleaner worms. I found this idea on Babblin Brooke. I created this game for our Binder of Fun for a road trip. My … Continue reading

June 2013 Meal Plan Pinterest Board

Come check out our June Meal Plan Pinterest Board. Ideas and resources for menu planning in June, many seasonal summer and whole food recipes. Very simple ingredients, from scratch, frugal recipes. You can save so much money by planning your … Continue reading

Kid Art Friendly Thrifty Spring Mantel

I don’t have a mantel, but I do have a shelf, and some spring mantel envy. As soon as the weather warms up I get the spring cleaning itch, and part of that is prettying up the house. I see … Continue reading

8 Frugal Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids

Come check out our Valentine’s Day Pinterest Board. It is full of fun things to do with the kids, crafty valentines, and tasty treats. We love all holidays, including Valentine’s Day. Any excuse to craft and bake. After wasting tons … Continue reading

DIY Natural Orange Homemade Toddler Toothpaste Recipe

Here is a green alternative toothpaste recipe you can make at home. Please enjoy our 3 ingredient homemade toddler toothpaste recipe. My toddler hates minty toothpaste, so we skip the usual peppermint extract, but this is great for adults too. … Continue reading

A Crunchy Baby Registry: Other Stuff

A Crunchy Baby Registry – Other Stuff: things you NEED (or should make) before baby comes. An alternative baby supply list for frugal moms, hippies, poor people, and mothers of oopsies.

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A Crunchy Baby Registry: Travel

A Crunchy Baby Registry – Travel: things you NEED (or should make) before baby comes. An alternative baby supply list for frugal moms, hippies, poor people, and mothers of oopsies.

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A Crunchy Baby Registry: Bedding

A Crunchy Baby Registry – Bedding: things you NEED (or should make) before baby comes. An alternative baby supply list for frugal moms, hippies, poor people, and mothers of oopsies.

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