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Kid Friendly Activities to Get You Out of the House

Kid-friendly Activities to Get You Out of the House

I’m an unashamed homebody. But my kids? They need some out of the house time. So while I’ve created an environment in which I’m comfortable and thriving, sometimes I have to push myself out of my comfort zone to make sure they are fulfilled. Often, the thought of going out in public with my three- […]

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Family Fiscal Fast

Family Fiscal Fast (AKA No Spend Week)

I first heard the term ‘fiscal fast’ on an episode of TLC’s Extreme Cheapskates. I was just getting into the couponing craze and seeing people take my love of saving money to such outlandish ends was fascinating. Regardless of how crazy some of the lengths they went to in order to save $1, there were […]

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Letting Go of Vacation Envy

Letting Go of Vacation Envy

“This season of life won’t last forever,” I tell myself, as I mindlessly scroll through hoards of family vacation photos on social media. Families at the beach, families making the rounds to Disney World and Universal Studios, families cruising to various islands; Facebook is suddenly Travelbook and vacation envy is in full force.  The first […]

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My Meal Saving Secret

Raising four kids is a tough job for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is my grocery bill. Feeding six people is expensive any way you dice it, but feeding six people healthy foods can put a serious drain on your wallet. Our family has a not-so-secret weapon that adds flavor and […]

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kids eat free guide

Kids Eat Free in Knoxville

Does your family enjoy eating out? Knoxville certainly has no shortage of great places to dine. For families with children, eating at a restaurant can be an expensive outing though. Below are some Knoxville restaurants that are helping make dining out more affordable for families. You’ll find dozens of locations that offer discounted and even free meals for kids. […]

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