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For many parents, it may not be financially possible to stay home with the kids full-time. Often, both parents have to work just to keep those little mouths fed. And as we know, child care isn’t cheap. Now for the good news:
Want to keep your kids engaged this summer without breaking the bank? Try out one (or several) of these low-cost, high-fun ideas.
When times are tough, many of us do the usual things to save money. We download coupons, carefully plan trips to save gas, and replace Netflix with Redbox. While these are effective, you’re only scratching the surface.
It’s every parent’s nightmare: you’re stuck in a long line at the drive-through or in the middle of a road trip, and your kids are growing bored, loud and impatient. …But don’t pull out the iPad just yet!
You’d think by now I would have learned. Summer vacation = spending money. Yet after all these years, I’m still surprised how quickly the kids’ summer activity expenses add up, even before the thermometer hits the 90s.
My oldest daughter informed me she’s started learning multiplication at school. It seems appropriate—her younger sister started kindergarten and now everything is going to cost twice as much.