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30+ Indoor activities for kids in the Salt Lake Valley! Get out of the house, and stay in from the cold!
Ugh, it’s so cold and gross outside.  I hate the Salt Lake Valley inversion!  I know I’m not alone.  Want to get out, but not actually OUT in the cold, yucky air?  Here are 30+ fun indoor activities – places you can take your kids and family this winter!       Here we go!   The Living Planet Aquarium – We just went to the Living Planet Aquarium with my aunt a couple of weeks ago, and it’s just as […]

30+ Fun Indoor Activities for Kids in SLC!


4 Frugal Activities for Kids
It’s can be hard to have fun with our kids when everything is so expensive. In light of this, I thought I’d post a few frugal activities for kids that I’ve done in the last month. 1. Air Pressure science experiment – What you’ll need is a potato and a straw. First, try to stab the potato with the straw. You might get a little dent,but most likely it won’t work too well. Now, cover one end of the straw with your […]

4 Frugal Activities for Kids



8 Frugal Date Ideas
If you are like the average couple, your dates seem to revolve around the usual, tried and tested same old movie and dinner dates. Could it be because you can’t think of other creative date ideas?  Or you think anything outside a movie and dinner date will dent your budget?   No way! There are so many more fun, creative and affordable things you could do on a date!  It just takes a little creativity and thinking ‘outside the box’. […]

Frugal Dating: 8 Frugal and Easy Date Ideas


All right, I wanna know –   Who is NOT happy that their kids are back in school?   Me, that’s who.   You should have seen me dragging my feet to work this morning.  It was sad.  (I work at a school)   Don’t get me wrong.  The routine is definitely a good thing, especially for my little dude with Autism.  But man, summer and being together all day is just so much fun!!!   The good news is […]

Back to School Blues?



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How many moms do we have here?  (Raise your hand, moms.)   I am a mom. I have two beautiful, healthy children.  When I was a child and people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always answered without hesitation, “I want to be a mom – that or a brain surgeon.”  While I never made it to medical school, I am doing something just as important as “brain surgery” – I’m raising children.  I’m […]

Give Yourself a Raise


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Eek! A new season of The Voice, on NBC, is starting tomorrow at 8 pm EST….and y’all, I love that show!  The talent, the judges, all of it!  I love how positive they keep everything…it’s not about watching someone hack away at a song and get insulted, booed, and ridiculed for it.  My kids are music lovers as well, and enjoy watching it with me, so tomorrow night we’ll be having some good family fun.   Anyone here a fan?  […]

New Season of The Voice!!