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We were on TV talking about how to save money on family vacations!

I really enjoy the folks at Fox6 Real Milwaukee and am always excited to return and share family-friendly tips and tricks. Just in time for spring break and summer vacation, last week I shared my strategies for vacationing on a shoestring budget. 80 more words

Jax In The Box

DIY Superhero Style- Joker's Lair

My husband has pointed out that these are no more than dioramas (thanks honey!), and that I enjoy making them more than the boys do (again, big thanks!).   585 more words


See what fun, DYI activities I demonstrated on TV that you can do at home!

A few weeks back, I published a series of posts on preparing your child for kindergarten. In WI, like in many other states, the educational standards are being raised. 181 more words

Jax In The Box

Fire engine fun

Making the large cardboard fire engine sparked a week of fire engine and firemen activities for us.

- cardboard tube firemen and dalmatians (dalmatian inspired by… 55 more words

Toddler Activities

Fire Engine

Our latest addition to our collection of box vehicles is a fire engine made from a large cardboard box.  Being so much bigger than our previous vehicles, I was able to add doors on one side and at the back and it accommodates a few children playing simultaneously. 28 more words

Toddler Activities

Wooden Swords: A Tale of Two Generations

I’d originally planned on a follow-up post my my last entry, featuring a bunch of my favorite die-cast cars – Matchbox, Hot Wheels, Corgi, and maybe even one or two others. 459 more words