Kids not doing their chores? Try Handipoints!

Are you having a tough time motivating your child to do chores?  Looking for a way to organize weekly allowances, or rewards for your child’s hard work?  If so, try Handipoints.  From the site: Handipoints is a free service to help parents and kids manage their chores and allowance. Easily create your own printable Chore […]

Free Online Learning Games for Kids

If you are looking for ways to keep your child busy this winter, why not try some online learning games?  My daughter Emily (4) is a trained professional high-tech toddler.  Here are some of her favorite sites that offer free online learning games that your child is sure to enjoy.   PBS Kids.org —  This […]

Frugal Friday Challenge

Today’s Frugal Friday Challenge is to find free or cheap entertainment for the weekend.  You can start by looking in your local newspaper or Craigslist for ideas.  Perhaps try a second run movie theater, go roller skating, or bowling.  You might have a community center that offers free movies or an open gym.  A huge […]

Cutting Expenses

During an economic downturn it is important to go through the family budget line-by-line to determine if there are ways to cut back on spending.  Here are some of the ways our family cut expenses and saved hundreds of dollars each month: Cut the Cable — Mark installed an antennae and now we get our […]

Cooking with Clara

Here is the sweetest little old lady demonstrating meals made during the Depression.  I find it hard to believe she is 91 years old.  Watch how she dices those potatoes!  You will love her!

Free Photo Book

In case you missed Oprah today, Snapfish is giving away a free 8 x 11 custom cover photo book to help viewers organize their kids’ craft projects.  Click here for more information. From the show: Overwhelmed by what to do with growing piles of your child’s art projects? Peter has a great solution! “Take digital […]

Free Family Activities

Finding free family activities for this time of year can be challenging.  Here are some ideas to keep your family busy, and avoid hearing the dreaded “I’m bored” whine.  Keep these ideas on hand and you won’t be tempted to spend money on activities.   Free Movies —  Your local library may have DVDs to […]

Holiday Giveaway

4 Hats and Frugal is having a holiday giveaway and one lucky person will win a Little Touch Leap Pad.  Click here to learn more.

Frugal Ways to Introduce Your Child to a Foreign Language

One of the most effective ways to enhance your child’s brain development is by introducing a foreign language.  The younger your child is, the easier it will be to learn a foreign language.  Even if your child cannot speak in a foreign language just yet, simply exposing him or her to the sounds of a […]

Free and Low-Cost Blog Templates

Looking for some great templates for your blog?  Visit Split Decisionz for some fabulous budget-friendly templates (some are even free).  Give your blog a face-lift!

My Favorite Finds — Top 5

Don’t have the time to find the best online frugal resources?  No problem, here are a few of my favorite frugal internet finds filled with tips to save you money and time.   No Time for Flashcards:  If you have a preschooler at home, this is one of the best resources for keeping your child […]

Frugal Family Activities — Winter

Are your kids starting to suffer from cabin fever?  Are you looking for some inexpensive ways to keep the kids occupied this winter?  Here are some great ideas you and the kids are sure to love! Snow Painting — Go outside and let the kids build snow sculptures.  Then paint them with spray bottles filled […]

Advanced Coupon Strategies

Are you looking for ways to save even more money at the grocery store? Have you used coupons in the past? Would you like to learn how to maximize your savings? Learn how to save tons of money using these advanced coupon strategies. Sunday Paper — One of the best ways to accumulate a nice […]

About

Hello, my name is Valerie and I am the author of Inner Child Fun. This is where I blog daily about my obsessions with inexpensive craft and activity ideas, money saving tips, and all around good times on a budget! I love sewing, digital photography, organic tea, dark chocolate, gardening, clipping coupons, bourbon, knitting, graphic […]