Affordable Family Vacation in NYC

As a family, we decided to save up for a fun trip to see some family this year in New York. We all made some sacrifices in order to save enough money on a monthly basis, and we were rewarded with a trip of a lifetime. We went on a field trip every day, for free, and had so much fun together.  It was the best vacation we’ve had in a long time. Continue reading Affordable Family Vacation in NYC

Scarves for Kids

As it is getting colder, I went to the store today in search of some scarves for my kids.  I was frustrated to find that while hats and gloves were in abundance, there were not any scarves.  They had some in the men’s section but they were not very warm.  The only place I could find scarves was in the women’s section.

Annoyed, I found a few in the women’s section that were gender neutral, in color and pattern, that would work for my boys.  The only problem left was they were too big.  I decided to put my sewing skills to the test and alter these scarves that I found. Continue reading Scarves for Kids

How to Make Your Own Baby Food on the Cheap

As a first time mom, I wasn’t sure all that I was getting myself into, so I made life easy for me and my son.  I bought disposable diapers, wipes, and jarred baby food.  As we had more kids, I continued this trend.  As commercial baby food brands came out with organic baby foods, I readily bought the better options for my cuties.

I’ve heard for years that after the third kid, any others kinda just fall in line and the adjustment isn’t that bad.  I bought it, and with three hungry, growing boys ahead of him I decided for our fourth boy that store bought baby food was just a bit too much for the budget.  Buying and preparing my own baby food also allowed me to determine the quality of his baby food. Continue reading How to Make Your Own Baby Food on the Cheap