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Family Entertainment Ideas that Cost Less or Nothing
Spending time together doing fun activities is crucial to every family. This allows the family members to develop strong bond with each other. But, during hard times, we tend to think that we could no longer have fun times with our family because we just don’t have enough cash. Take for instance, when one of the father or mother lose a job or when someone in the family is sick making the family spend more cash on health related matters such as medicines and check ups.
This is because our idea of fun these days usually involves MONEY – and usually a lot of it especially if you have a big family with more than two kids for example. But, here’s our great news. Spending some fun times with your family doesn’t have to cost you so much. There are plenty of ways you guys can bond with each other doing fun stuff without spending too much or without spending anything at all.
Here are our ideas for family entertainment that cost less or nothing….
1. Head on OUTDOORS – you can never go wrong in planning an outdoor activity with your kids. Kids just love to be outdoors. Outside the home, they can do anything they want and see the world without boundaries. Just like you, the outdoors have a stress-relieving effect in children of all ages. There are many activities you can do outside. You can head on to the park and bring your bicycle and enjoy a cycling session with your family together with other people in the park. You can have a walk in the park, play sports like volleyball or basketball. This is so much fun than spending time indoors playing computer games and being stuck on a computer or tv screen. Isn’t it? More importantly, it doesn’t cost you anything.
2. Board Games – card and board games are fun activities you can do together at home which can bring you a lot of fun. You can head on to a store and buy a board game for only $15 dollars and who knows it can bring your family a lot of fun times together. keep it in your cabinets and bring them out when the family members are board or tired of just doing plain things like using the internet or playing games on their XBOX.
3. Build a Snowman together – during winter, a fun activity that you all can do together without spending anything is to build a snowman together. This is perfect especially if you have kids.
4. Sing on Karaoke – singing songs together on karaoke is definitely a fun and inexpensive activity that your family can do, especially if you are a family who loves singing. Well, who doesn’t?
5. Go fishing – if there’s a lake neary where you can go fishing, it is definitely a great idea to bring kids. This is a priceless experience for children to go fishing in real life because many of the children these days don’t get to enjoy such experiences.
6. Movie Marathon – movie marathons is a great way to bond and spend time together. Prepare for this ahead by planning the movies and dvds that you are going to buy and watch. Also plan and prepare the snacks you will prepare. It’s always fun and better to have foods to eat while watching. Isn’t it?
So that’s our list and actually if you just get creative enough, there are many more ways you can spend quality and fun times with your kids and family without you spending so much. You can set aside those cash for vacations with your family every once in a while like every year for example, but it doesn’t mean you can’t have fun in between.

Cheerful Family Bonding by the BeachSpending time together doing fun activities is crucial to every family. This allows the family members to develop strong bond with each other. But, during hard times, we tend to think that we could no longer have fun times with our family because we just don’t have enough cash. Take for instance, when one of the father or mother lose a job or when someone in the family is sick making the family spend more cash on health related matters such as medicines and check ups.

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College Football is in the Air!

miriam Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

college footballAlthough I love summer with all the traveling, swimming, camping and relaxing, I think I love fall just as much. The days start to get a little cooler, the leaves start to change, and there is a crispness in the air preparing us for the winter which will be here before we know it. Millions of kids, teenagers and college students return to school with high hopes of a great year. All of these events are fun and exciting, but it’s not what I love most about the fall. I absolutely love watching college football with friends, eating good food, and sharing in the excitement that inevitably follows.

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Get Ripped this Holiday Season!

miriam Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

bowflex Get Ripped this Holiday Season!I was totally athletic in high school and played year round sports, including softball, basketball and soccer.  I even took dance lessons for 10 years and loved being active.  Between that and having a 16 year old metabolism, I was very skinny and totally in shape.  I am now twice that age and things have changed slightly.  After 11 years of marriage and two children, my physique is not what it once was.  However, I have been working very hard to get back into shape in the past few years.  I run on my treadmill, do work out videos from home and try to go hiking and bike riding with my family whenever possible.

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Winterize Your Car

joshM Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

winterizecar Winterize Your CarCold fronts are moving in and the air is cooling off, which means it’s time to start thinking about winterizing the cars! Here are 5 suggestions to prep your vehicles for the approaching winter season:

1.       Get an oil change. Check the owner’s manual or ask your mechanic what kind of oil will be best for colder temperatures.

2.       Check your belts and hoses. Cold weather can make your belts and hoses frigid and fragile so inspect them for signs of wear and tear.

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Stylish Sun Hats DO Exist!

Jesi Wednesday, May 6th, 2009
TOTALLY CUTE SUN HAT!

TOTALLY CUTE SUN HAT!

So I have been looking for a sunhat in preparation for this summer. I am almost 30 years old with many days of my life spent in the great outdoors. In a recent mirror examination I found sun spots! Well, I guess it is to be expected. The protection of my skin, especially of my face, I find very important. So that is how I started out on this quest to find an sun hat that is actually stylish and hip! Here is what I found…

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Get Your Family Moving!

miriam Thursday, April 23rd, 2009
Keep Your Family Healthy

Keep Your Family Healthy

It’s almost May, the warm days are becoming more and more frequent, all the flowers are in bloom and your kids are just itching for school to be out.  They’re ready to get outside and enjoy the summer as much as possible.  You probably have a few vacations planned, some week long camps and house projects to work on, but what about the rest of the time when your kids having nothing to do but sit there looking at you saying, “I’m bored!”  Now what?

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Summer Beach Time Has Arrived

miriam Monday, April 20th, 2009
Fun In The Sand

Fun In The Sand

It’s the middle of April, spring is showing up all around me and I am really excited for the warm days to start showing up.  I’ve gone on a few good hikes, taken some nice bike rides and even had dinner with my family on the back porch a few nights ago.  There are few things I love more in life than doing fun things outside with my family.  I checked the weather report last weekend and was shocked to see that two 80 degree plus days were expected the following week.  I couldn’t believe it.  Eighty degrees in April hardly ever happens where I live.  I decided to make the most of it and planned a beach trip with the family, a beach trip with my daughter and her preschool friend, and a hike to a waterfall.  I’m a total opportunist when it comes to getting outdoors.

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Child Carriers Are A Heaven Send

miriam Wednesday, April 8th, 2009
I love child-carriers

I love Child Carriers

Today was one of those days that I’ve been dreaming about for several months now.  We made it through the winter snow and rain, the wind storms and hail and now have a glimpse of the nice warm weather to come.  When I woke up this morning the sun was up, birds were chirping and the great outdoors was calling my name.  Did I respond?  Of course!  I called up a friend and drove together to a trail head not too far from my house.  We started up the trail with our two kids, 3 & 4 years old, and within the first 5 minutes both kids were already whining.  I couldn’t believe it!  There was no way I was going to let a whiny toddler stay in the way of a great hike on a gorgeous day.  Luckily, we both brought child carriers and went back to the car to retrieve them.  We loaded up our kids and started off again up the trail.

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Family Fitness Activities

miriam Tuesday, April 7th, 2009
sports equipment 300x136 Family Fitness Activities

Family Fitness Activities

Memorial Day is the official start to warm weather and outdoor activities with your friends and family.  Although there are outdoor activities you can do with your family during winter time, most people don’t venture out until they can wear shorts and a t-shirt.  Getting outside with your family will encourage teamwork, sportsmanship, appreciation of nature and comradery.  There are endless possibilities of things to do no matter where you live, including hiking, biking, fishing, basketball, soccer, baseball, volleyball, roller blading and much more.  You just need to decide what you’d like to do and do it.

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The Lost Art Of Camping

miriam Tuesday, April 7th, 2009
tasi camping morning bage 300x225 The Lost Art Of Camping

Camping

Yesterday my husband and I were talking about camping trips we want to do this summer and how excited we were about them.  Ever since we were first married we’ve camped, fished and hiked whenever we could.  Some of the first things we ever bought together were camping gear supplies.  Before we had kids we’d go camping every other weekend all summer long.  We had all our gear packed in three large bags we could just throw in the car and go.  Ah, those were the days.  It’s not quite as easy when you have to pack clothes, food and gear for kids, but it’s definitely worth the effort.  Ok, back on subject.  So, we were talking about camping and how you don’t see as many people going camping with their families as you used to.  Sure, people take trailers camping, or stay in yurts or cabins in the woods, but few people actually go camping the way it was originally intended: just you and nature.

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