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Category Archives: activities for kids

Cheap Summer Camp for Kids

photo by philms Summer camp conjures different images for everyone who’s over been: running laps and shooting hoops; cool science experiments with assorted chemicals; canoeing across the lake and roasting s’mores by the fire.  Wherever you went, whatever you did, you remember it. But times are tight and camps don’t come cheap.  What’s a frugal mom […]

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Helping Kids Learn Math

I’m a firm believer that not all learning involves memorizing 4 x 2 and reciting the state capitols.  For the record, I’m also a firm believer in flash cards and knowing that Helena goes with Montana, I just don’t think that’s the only way kids learn. My middle son, for example, was a multiplication whiz […]

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Let Kids Play, Silly

In our hurry-hurry, be-the-best-you-can-be, read-at-4, master-violin-by-7 world, we’re losing something. If they’re lucky enough to have any downtime, our littlest kids are likely to spend it tap-tap-tapping away on an iPad, a computer, or playing the latest game on their X-Box or Wii.  Leapster, anyone? Older kids can add hours of texting and quality time […]

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