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Family Activities Lessened Due to Economy Woes

Is the Economy Affecting Your Family Activities?

As the economy continues to tumble, families are scrounging to make ends meet. Foreclosure signs are prominent across the country and some schools are even switching to a four–day schedule to help save money.

Instead of excursions to museums or trips to the beach, moms are tightening their purse strings by keeping the kiddos home for a day of free coloring and fun in the backyard. Many stay-at-home moms are trying to find new ways to work from home to garner extra cash.

Have you cut your family-activity budget lately?
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Roarman Roarman 7 years
I try to find free activities that aren't too far from home. Our library offers free or discounted passes to our local aquarium, seaport and zoo. Those are great.
g1amourpuss g1amourpuss 7 years
Yes, I hate it. so I do everything I can to make sure we have one-on-one learning activities around the house that my daughter loves instead. Or things like playing outside in her baby pool. It really hurts sometimes that my husband's parents are better off than we are so they are doing all of the things that I wish I could do with her. I just think it will be easier once she is in Kindergarten and I won't have to pay for childcare.
g1amourpuss g1amourpuss 7 years
Yes, I hate it. so I do everything I can to make sure we have one-on-one learning activities around the house that my daughter loves instead. Or things like playing outside in her baby pool. It really hurts sometimes that my husband's parents are better off than we are so they are doing all of the things that I wish I could do with her. I just think it will be easier once she is in Kindergarten and I won't have to pay for childcare.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 7 years
I have been looking all over town to find free activities or nearly free activities. It helps that our daughter is only 2 so entertaining her is super easy.
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