Thank YOU!

Happy New Year, friends! We are looking forward to an amazing 2013, and already we have BIG plans for the year ahead. Thank you for such a great 2012!!! Thank you for all of your support, comments, and for the wonderful emails I have received. With 4.8 million page views, over 34,000 comments, and hundreds […]

Guest Post By Mark: How to Be A Super Awesome Blog Husband

Hello ladies.  I don’t usually write guest posts, but when I do it looks something like this: Leave Comments — The ladies love this. Of course this involves actually reading her posts and NOT JUST LOOKING AT THE PICTURES!  Guys are, for the most part, fairly competitive.  See if you can get the first comment. […]

We Have a NEW NAME!!

Have you heard the news?? Frugal Family Fun Blog has a NEW name! Welcome to Inner Child Fun!! We’re the same blog with the same mission to inspire parents to spend more quality time with the kids and less money doing it, but now with a name that’s easier to say, remember, and type. Be […]

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 […]

Sunday Snapshot — Look Who’s Blogging

The internet will never be the same again. A cute blog by a 7 year old. She may or may not be my daughter. *Hint: She totally is.

Post Number 1,000!!

Guess what? I have some very EXCITING news to share! After three years of blogging, this is officially my 1,000th post here on Frugal Family Fun Blog!!! What an amazing adventure this has been! What started off as a little online project to share some of the silly things I do with the kids, has […]

Five Fabulous Bloggers

Thanks to Trop50 for sponsoring my writing about fabulous bloggers. This year Trop50 is granting 50 Fabulous Wishes. Click here to enter for a chance to win $1,000 to celebrate a friend with a refreshing attitude about looking and feeling fabulous! Today I’d like to share with you five FUN and fabulous blogs I visit […]

Outtakes and Bloopers

A special collection of never-before-seen outtakes and bloopers from behind the scenes of Frugal Family Fun Blog…. Enjoy!! Look, Ma, I’m painting! Na-na-na- boo-boo!!!! Who knew potato prints could be so…… shocking?? Do I have to give Daddy a kiss??? Seriously, guys?? You call this “art”??? Amateurs! All of you!! Mark snapped this photo when […]

FFFB Projects by You — Winter Edition

I love seeing parents spend quality time with their kiddos! Here is just a small sampling of some of our projects our readers have made with their kids, and they didn’t have to spend a lot of money to do them. Seeing these makes me SO happy!!! Christy at Superheros and Princesses recently helped organize […]

Blogiversary Celebration Giveaway — Pizza Party Prize Pack from

Are you sick of turkey yet? In celebration of our 2 year blogiversary, we have yet another FUN giveaway for a pizza party prize pack!! (No turkey here!) This generous giveaway is courtesy of, a site made up of over 200 online stores, where you can find anything from kids backpacks to upholstered headboards. […]

Blogiversary Celebration Giveaway — French Toast School Uniforms

We are continuing with the FUN giveaways this week in celebration of our 2 year blogiversary!! This one is courtesy of French Toast for some great additions to your child’s school wardrobe — Fun!! While Emily does not attend a school that requires a uniform, I do love the classic look of their clothes. The prices […]

Blogiversary Celebration Giveaway — Poloppo Sip-Me Mugs

Our little bloggy blog turned two years old — right before our very eyes!!! In the last two years, almost a half million people from around the world have visited our site, and it’s been a crazy adventure! We would like to send you a BIG thank you for all your wonderful support — sharing […]

Sunday Snapshot — Mailing Packages

Emily helped me put together some packages today to mail to our goody bag giveaway winners! Congratulations to Natalie, Jessica, and Shelly!! Thank you to everyone who entered — virtual play dates are so much fun! We have LOTS of GREAT giveaways coming up — it’s Frugal Family Fun Blog’s 2 year Blogiversary Celebration, and […]

Exciting News!

Our little bloggy blog was featured in the local newspaper! It was so exciting!! I am especially grateful for a photo with all four of us — a rare, yet wonderful occurrence! Special thanks to Christy from Superheros and Princesses for her wonderful input with the article. If you haven’t seen her blog yet, be sure […]

FFFB Projects by You!

Every morning, when I check my email or comments on this blog, I’m greeted with something that looks a bit like this… …..a list of some of the other wonderful projects from around the world that our blog has helped to inspire! The intention of Frugal Family Fun Blog has always been to help parents […]

Configure Your Own Cardboard Castle

We made this cardboard castle set, and it kept the girls happy and busy for a large part of this afternoon. For something as frugal as cardboard, it was a big hit! Not only did they spend a lot of time immersed in pretend play, but they also really enjoyed getting to decorate the castle […]

Lemon Rubbings from Yogurt Lids

Do you follow FFFB on Twitter? If not, you should! The Stonyfield Blogger Barnstorming Tour is starting this weekend, and I’ll be tweeting and posting virtual postcards from the road. Thank you, thank you, thank you for voting for me! I wish I could give each of you a great big hug!! If it weren’t […]

Last Day — Get Your Vote In!!

Voting ends TODAY @ noon EST. Please help send me to Vermont for the Stonyfield Barnstorming Tour by voting for me here! As an added bonus, if I make the top 3, Stonyfield will make a $5000 donation to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. ((fingers crossed!)) You are allowed one vote per day per valid […]