DIY, frugal Halloween costumes for kids

12 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

*Affiliate links included. All opinions are my own. And I don’t mean costumes you can make at home if you’re an incredibly talented, artistic DIYer. I mean costumes you can make at home even if you’re like me (NOT the most artistically talented). These DIY Halloween costumes are easy (they don’t take a lot of…

Frugal Wardrobe Ideas

Frugal Wardrobe Ideas for Kids

*Affiliate links included. All opinions are my own. Whether it’s because you’ve just made a major move and are trying to job hunt and resettle (like we are), or just have other priorities for your financial resources, I’m sure a lot of you, like myself, are trying to dress your kids on a budget. The…

Fall Writing Prompts

15 Fall Writing Prompts (Printable)

A little extra writing practice is always good, whether your kids love writing and use it as a creative outlet, or struggle with writing and need more practice to master some basic skills. Why not make it fun by adding in a seasonal twist? Here are 15 Fall Writing Prompts to get your kids thinking,…

21 Educational Fall Resources

Fall Educational Resources and Activities

Whether you’re homeschooling and have to make lesson plans, or just want extra activities for your kids to do during afternoons and weekends, there’s a plethora of free and frugal fall educational activities and activity packs. Here are a few of the ones I’ve found, divided by subject area, for young learners (think: mainly Pre-K…

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Happy Fall! Coloring Pages

I don’t know about yours, by our kids LOVE drawing and coloring. And coloring. And coloring some more. It’s such a simple activity, but it keeps them focused, helps them develop their fine motor skills, lets them explore the colors and color combinations, and brings out their creativity at the same time. One of those…

Halloween: To Celebrate, or Not to Celebrate…

I’ve seen several discussions online recently regarding whether or not Christians should celebrate Halloween. Both sides of the debate have valid points. Many Christian moms, including myself, remember Halloween fondly, as a time when we had fun dressing up, enjoyed fall activities like hay rides and pumpkin carving, and ate candy till we could eat…

You Can’t “Fake” Fall

Autumn starts in just a few days, and it’s still averaging 95-100 F midday here in Iraq… considerably cooler than the midsummer average, but not exactly “fall” weather. Every time this month comes along, I feel a twinge of nostalgia for a real autumn. I can recreate some fall atmosphere in the house… apple cider,…

Pumpkin Time!

After four years of being unable to find canned or fresh pumpkin in this region, I was determined to search more vigorously this year, and finally found fresh, homegrown pumpkins in a cooler area of Iraq with more precipitation (Shaklawa)… So excited to finally have pumpkin pie with Thanksgiving again this year! I was a…

Fall Favorites

While it might be too early for chestnuts and candy canes, it’s not too soon to welcome autumn, and the little delights that accompany it. Granted, here in Jordan, fall is a little later, a little shorter, and a little warmer than in other places, but it is still a well-appreciated break from the summer.…