Tips to Avoid the Summer Slide — Plus Giveaway!

Are you looking for easy tips to keep your kids engaged with learning this Summer? Recently, I had the opportunity to ask the lovely Soleil Moon Frye (Mommy Ambassador for Target) to share her best tips for avoiding the “Summer Slide” — when students are most at risk for losing reading skills. Not only did […]

Giveaway — HP Photosmart 7510 e-All-in-One Printer

It’s time for another GREAT giveaway here on Inner Child Fun — this time from our friends at HP who have asked me to help spread the word about their wonderful eSmiles campaign! One very lucky Inner Child Fun reader will win a HP Photosmart 7510 e-All-in-One Printer courtesy of HP!!! The HP Photosmart 7510 allows […]

Meet Melissa Twitter Party

Pst! Hey.. did you hear the news?? Our lovely friends from Melissa & Doug are hosting a Twitter Party to chat about play time fun, give away prizes, AND…. guess who will be there…. tweeting with the tweeps…… on Twitter?? Melissa!!!!! Yes, yes…… THE Melissa!!!  ***squeal*** I know, right?! Totally awesome. Did you know that Melissa […]

Giveaway — $25 SuperValu Gift Card

It’s time for another fun giveaway! This time from our newest sponsor, Cottonelle! Did you know Cottonelle makes super-stylish Jonathan Adler toilet paper covers?? These make me smile — so bright and cheery! Added bonus — You can get a Jonathan Adler roll cover free with the purchase of an 18-pack at participating retailers (while supplies […]

2012: A year of Classic, Creative Play (and a Trunki Giveaway!)

You may have noticed that we are BIG fans of pretend play around here. Some of the reasons why I’m so passionate about pretend play are because it promotes creativity and imagination, helps to develop early problem solving skills, fosters important social skills for kids, and it’s FUN!! Over the years, we’ve found some of […]

Giveaway — Press Here by Hervé Tullet

It’s time for another FUN giveaway — this time from my friends at!! is an online bookstore that specializes in children’s books, many at a discount. The best part?? donates five percent (5%) of their profits to non-profit children’s literacy programs and organizations! One of my girls’ favorite books at the moment […]

Giveaway — Crayola Story Studio

It’s time for another FUN giveaway — this time from my friends at Crayola!! TEN (10) lucky Frugal Family Fun Blog readers will win one (1) Crayola Story Studio Kit! The kits include everything kids need to star in their own story books that they can print, color, and bind (paper, glossy cover pages, coloring goodies, and […]

Giveaway: Artterro Bookmaking Kit

It’s time for another fun giveaway — this time from my friends at Artterro, a small mom-owned company that designs and wholesales eco-friendly art kits for kids! Artterro features 12 different art and craft kits to choose from, all of which are made with minimal packaging, and the inserts are printed on 100% post consumer […]

Giveaway — Phone Call from Santa!

Want to give your child the special memory of Santa, without the long lines and crowded shopping malls? Did you know that Santa makes phone calls?? is an online store that lets you schedule live, interactive, personal phone calls from Santa without leaving your home! We were provided with a free live call for […]

Giveaway: Makedo Prize Pack!

We’re continuing with our series of reader appreciation giveaways in celebration of our upcoming 1,000th post here on Frugal Family Fun Blog, and this time I am so excited to host a super-fun giveaway sponsored by my friends at Makedo!! If you and/or your kids love building creative spaces with cardboard ((umm…hello, who doesn’t?!?)), you […]

SAJ’s Stealthy Book Tour — The Letter F (and giveaway!)

I’m so excited my friend Brenda Ponnay, a.k.a. Secret Agent Josephine, has a new series of children’s books!! These books are perfect for little ones learning their ABC’s, colors, and numbers — and they have clever details parents and older siblings will definitely appreciate. I love that these books are available in ebook formats for […]

Giveaway — 4 Tickets to Sesame Place

We’re continuing with our series of reader appreciation giveaways in celebration of our upcoming 1,000th post here on Frugal Family Fun Blog, and today I have a super-fun giveaway for you!! This one comes from my friends at Sesame Place! We attended Opening Day at Sesame Place this year and last, and had SO much […]

Giveaway — Highlights High Five (One Year Subscription)

Let’s continue with our series of amazing reader appreciation giveaways, shall we?? This one is from my friends at Highlights High Five, an ad-free magazine designed specifically for children ages 2-6. Each monthly issue features stories, poems, Hidden Pictures®, a fabulous craft**, kid-friendly recipes, and more!! I recently featured the magazine as one of our […]

Giveaway — Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Easel

As I mentioned earlier, we are getting very close to post number 1,000 for this little bloggy blog!!! After nearly THREE years of blogging, I think this is a milestone worth celebrating, yes? And what better way to celebrate than with a series of fantastic reader appreciation giveaways?? To kick off our blogiversary celebration, my […]

Stonyfield Twitter Party!

  It’s no secret that we are BIG fans of Stonyfield yogurt in this household, but did you know they have an Oikos drinkable Greek yogurt smoothie available? They are the perfect healthy on-the-go snack for so many reasons — no spoon required (woo hoo!), all organic, less sugar than Stonyfield Super Smoothies, 50% more […]

Creepy Crawly Seek and Find… and a PBS Kids Giveaway!

We made some seek and find bottles, and Clara and I had SO much FUN with this!! She enjoyed the entire process, and afterwards loved the challenge of finding all the creepy critters in the bottle. They are very frugal to make, and are a great way to keep the kiddos occupied in the car […]

Twitter Party!

“With parenting, the days are long, but the years are very short.” For many of us with young children, saving for college can seem like something that is very far away. We are so busy trying to keep up with everything from toilet training, back-to-school schedules, and even what to put on the table for […]

Review and Giveaway — Mabel’s Labels

It’s time for another fun giveaway, this time from our friends at Mabel’s Labels — perfect for back-to-school!! I was provided a Mabel’s Labels Ultimate Back-to-School Combo set for the purposes of this review, and once again their labels and tags exceeded my expectations. What I love about the Mabel’s Labels Ultimate Back-to-School Combo pack: […]