Kids, Communities, Parties and Holidays

Around this time of year, many parents begin to look forward to the children going back to school in February. My husband and I aren’t among them. Every January I’m surprised and gratified anew at how lovely this extended break from school is for our family. Even with work re-starting again for both of us…

Seven steps to a large family holiday on a small budget

The Christmas school holidays have already begun for our family. We have eight weeks to rest and recover from a full and happy year. These holidays my priority is to create lots of family fun while spending as little as possible. We have five children aged 10 and under and like many larger families have to be careful about our spending. I wrote…