This week’s Frugal Ramblings is sponsored by MomTV.
How does your family travel to Disneyland? We have flown before but typically drive to California. It’s hard to pass up the money savings when you live only 1 or 2 states away from Disneyland. The same goes for east coast families that live within a day’s drive of Disney World. On this week’s Frugal Ramblings I’m sharing Disneyland road trip tips to help you manage the drive and arrive happy and sane! Not that my kids drive me insane at all… ;-)
Disneyland Road Trip Tips
Do you agree with my Disneyland road trip tips? Obviously my tips apply to most family road trips, Disneyland road trips just happen to be my favorite kind!
I’d love to know your best road trip tip!
Frugal Ramblings: Each week I share my ideas on how to be frugal in many parts life from saving money on groceries, clothes and travel to ways to simplify your life and save time. Being frugal is about using your resources wisely, not only money but time too!
Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Mom TV. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
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I am thrilled to announce I am a new contributor over at TravelingMom.com. My first article is about the awesome drive-thru zoo, Bearizona! All my articles will be listed under my TMOM profile, Desert TravelingMom. With over 50 contributors, TravelingMom is an awesome resource for family travel tips. I’ve been busy researching a few of our [...]
Walking is one of my favorite forms of exercise. I try to go mall walking with a friend a few times a month. We catch up and burn a few calories at the same time. As a family, we love to take neighborhood walks, it helps Peter and I unwind as we chat about our [...]
I’ve shared before about how important ending childhood hunger is in our country. As a former teacher, I know hunger negatively affects the way children learn and of course as a mother it breaks my heart that any child goes hungry. Unfortunately the problem is global, with 165 million children worldwide chronically malnourished. This results in [...]
Do you kids love to play with LEGO® bricks? I know my boys do, in fact we are headed to LEGOLAND later this month for a fun, family trip. If you can’t make it to California this summer, how about the LEGO KidsFest in Phoenix? It’s a family event for children of all ages and builders [...]
Moms want to save both time and money at the grocery store. Obviously couponing is one way to save money but it’s not a time saver – in fact it’s a time drain. Most grocery stores advertise a few “loss leader” items that are fabulous deals each week. And some people will drive from store to store stocking up [...]
It’s Tuesday so that means its either Travel Tuesday or Tucson Tuesday on the blog. I thought I would cover both topics with our 2013 Summer Bucket List! All the fun things on our list are either things we will do in Tucson or while travelling. A few of our summer bucket list items coordinate [...]
Which new Disney movie are your kids more excited to see? Monsters University or Planes? I asked Quinn to pick and he couldn’t. Luckily he doesn’t need to choose between them. Monsters University opens June 21st and then he has to wait about two months to see Disney Planes, opening August 9th And in case [...]
Do you stay at budget hotels? Or do you splurge for something nicer? Honestly we rarely stay at a true budget hotel. I find that paying a wee bit more for a “middle of the road” hotel is a much better value for our family. Over Memorial Day weekend, we needed a hotel room for [...]
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We recently went all DIY and built the boys a huge sandbox, I’ll share the details on that project soon. We were sort of forced into the project because our little turtle sandbox barely fit one boy, definitely not two big-little boys. Of course my boys improvised and started digging in the yard, finding random [...]
This post is sponsored by TakeLessons.com School’s out and little league just finished up which means our busy schedule just slowed down. I’m all in favor of a little break during the summer but I also want to avoid the “I’m bored” whine, so we try to sign up for at least one fun activity. [...]