10 Out-of-the-box tips to stop living paycheck to paycheck

Stop living paycheck to paycheck - Kids Activities Blog

It can be hard to break the habit of spending what you get, but I hope that these 20 tips to stop living paycheck to paycheck will help you to get started! Whether you are saving money as a stay at home mom or as a working mom, sometimes it seems like a few dollars are the only […]

Free Kids Printable Wallet With Play Money

Free Printable Wallet With Play Money from Little Learning Lovies and Kids Activities Blog

This Free Kids Printable Wallet With Play Money from Little Learning Lovies is a great way to practice money skills in a fun, exciting way way with your little ones.  We love sharing great money activities with you and sure hope you love this one! Free Kids Printable Wallet with Play Money There are a […]

Save money as a stay at home mom

save money as a stay at home mom

It can be really hard to try to figure out if you can afford to be a stay at home mom.    While it is impossible, at times, there are many families that are up for the challenge of making it work and I would love to share some tips to help! Saving Money as a […]

How To Be Frugal {Save Money}

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Would you love to know 50 ways to save money? Here are some general tips on how to be frugal, ways to save money in your household, with your kids, and when feeding your family.  Do you have a tip for frugal living? Please share your ideas here at Kids Activities Blog in the comments or […]

5 Genius Budget Hacks for Families

5 Genius Budget Hacks for Families

Whether you already have a full brood or are just thinking about starting a family, these budget hacks will help you keep your sanity and stay within your means without drastically changing your lifestyle. (EVEN MORE great money-saving tips here!) Budget Hacks for Families 1. Don’t overload your kids. Simplicity is actually more conducive to […]

An Easy Money Lesson for Kids During the Holidays

Money Lesson for Kids During the Holidays

Celebrating the holidays can sometimes bring financial stresses. It is easy to spend, spend, spend instead of being thoughtful about options when it comes to gift-giving. SunTrust Bank {Kids Activities Blog sponsor} is spreading holiday cheer with the message of being meaningful within your means. They have easy-to-implement ideas for indulging in the currency of […]

Frugal Ways to Celebrate the Holidays & FREE Printable Game

Frugal Ways to Celebrate the Holidays - Kids Activities Blog

Just hear those sleigh bells ring-a-ling! It’s the holiday season and that means loads of holiday fun! Are you looking for some frugal ways to celebrate the holidays? Here are some fun activities that you, your family can enjoy — without stressing over the cost of some wintry fun! Family budgets are tight these days […]

10 Simple Tips for Debt-Free Holidays

10 Easy Steps to Debt-Free Holidays - Kids Activities Blog

Commercials, advertisements and peer pressure make it oh-so-tempting to overspend during the holiday season. For a debt-free holiday season try these tips to keep your family’s budget safe. Over the last 6 weeks we have been doing a series on Creating family memories on a budget because we know how important it is to get our […]

12 Reasons to Downsize Your Family Home

12 Reasons to Downsize Your Family Home - Kids Activities Blog

Downsizing out of necessity has become a frequent theme in the recent economy.  Foreclosures and increased loan requirements have made that decision for many families. But what if downsizing is actually a gift to your family? Downsizing – no matter the reason – has its advantages! That is why we are tackling it as part […]

5 {Nearly Painless} Ways to Save $500 Over the Holidays

5 Nearly Painless Ways to Save $500 featured on Kids Activities Blog

Ahhh…the holidays. Argh…the holiday bills! This is often the time of year that it becomes glaringly obvious that I didn’t save enough during the other 10 months!  What if there was an extra $500 in the bank account right now? What if there was $2500? Family budgets are tight these days which is why I […]

How to Choose a Charity: To Whom Should You Give?

How to Choose a Charity - To Whom Should You Give - Kids Activities Blog

The holidays are definitely the perfect time to give, but to whom should you give? Choosing a charity, family or special group to offer financial aid is not the easiest decision in the world. Most of us moms have tender hearts towards children, especially at this time of year. Naturally, Kid’s Activities blog is going […]

The free gift everyone needs

Time. The greatest currency of all. Each day we have 1400 precious minutes of life. If you’re a mother, you know how quickly those minutes pass, like shooting stars in the night sky. We blink, and it’s over, and everything our mothers and grandmothers told us about how time flies is true. No doubt, time […]

Kids and Money

kids and money

Just about anyone who’s ever watched a child or grandchild go from the crib to kindergarten and beyond has uttered the phrase, “They grow up so fast.” Although you can’t really freeze a youngster’s precious moments in time, you can take steps to make sure that his or her journey to adulthood starts with a […]

Mail Call

Free Christmas Coloring pages - great for kids to paint

We have a ritual in our house when it comes to mail. Mail is brought in and divided into 3 categories: junk mail, bills and magazines/catalogues. It’s an easy task to rifle through the stack of mail and toss the obvious junk items. “No, for the umpteenth time we do not need a coupon for […]

Teaching Kids About Money

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My son’s birthday is right after Christmas… so needless to say, he gets a lot of cash and coins from relatives. He had it stashed in various places all over his room, because of course he’d rather play with toys than the ol’ dollar bills. I wanted to teach him about the importance of a […]

Saving Money in 2009 at Home

In an effort to cut expenses in 2009, one of the things I have been doing is trying to use what I already have first.  This seems like such an obvious step, but a more daunting task than one would think. My pantry is full of random food.  I don’t know how it got that […]