My name is Sarah Dees. I am wife to my wonderful husband Jordan (married in June 2001), and mom to four very active boys and one baby girl! Our sons are Aidan (born July 2003), Gresham (October 2006), Owen (May 2009), and Jonathan (January 2012). Our little girl Janie was just born in April 2014, so I am no longer a mom to *only* boys, although our house is still very boy-heavy! We are homeschooling and loving it so far! My days are filled with school, feeding everyone, cleaning up messes, and folding lots of laundry.
I am a Christian, and am dedicated to living a life that honors my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Here are the different types of posts that you can find on Frugal Fun for Boys:
- Ideas for keeping boys busy! Some of my personal favorites are our bridge building challenge with straws and straight pins, our paper plate marble track, and our moving target for Nerf guns.
- Ideas for educational activities that can be used in homeschooling or to supplement your child’s school education such as this post on four activities for helping kids learn to count coins. We love science experiments that can be done with items from around the house, such as this experiment that demonstrates transfer of energy with marbles and a ruler.
- Ideas to keep preschoolers busy. Two and three year old’s LOVE to be busy, and I’ve found with mine that if I don’t keep them occupied, I’m going to be telling them “no” all the time, and that isn’t fun for anyone. Again, we love to use materials from around the house. Preschoolers can spend hours playing in a large tub of rice or building pattern towers with straws. If you’re wanting to officially homeschool for preschool, I have a post on getting started with preschool at home.
- LEGO! We love Legos. In fact, we do Lego building challenges twice a month, and we love for other kids to join in and either link up posts about Legos or share photos on our Frugal Fun for Boys facebook page. You can view all of our Lego posts here.
- Posts for moms of boys. Need help with chores? Check out our guide to cleaning tasks for kids. Raising boys in this day in age is tough, and we have had some tough times in our family. This past winter, I shared some of the things I’ve learned about homeschooling during difficult seasons. On a much lighter note, check out my letter to my sons about dinner table behavior… I’m sure your dinner table is much more calm than ours!
About my blog title:
When I chose the name Frugal Fun for Boys in 2010, I had no idea how much controversy the name would spark. This site is meant to be a resource for parents of boys, but of course girls would enjoy these ideas too! Crafts that girls enjoy doing are easy to find, and girls are happy to do many things that boys like to do. But if you’ve ever tried to direct a craft time or a lesson for a group of boys, you know that it can be hard to hold their interest unless something explodes! That is the reason for this site. To provide tools for those who teach boys. The name of my blog is not a statement about what girls can’t or shouldn’t do. If you have girls – feel free to use these ideas!