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  1. A few thoughts on boys and weapons...

    Since I just posted about making a weapon, and I'm sure we'll post about lots more weapons in the future, I thought that I would post our family's thoughts on…

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  2. Making a Story with Digital Photos

    One thing that my boys enjoy doing (and that we really should do more often) is using their toys to make a story.  We pose the toys and take pictures…

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  3. Bubble Target Practice

    This idea came from a friend who also has three boys!  Her youngest is the same age as my oldest, so I asked her what she used to entertain her…

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  4. Fishing for ABC's

    This super-easy activity has been a favorite for my boys! It always holds their interest longer than I expect it to. We use a dowel rod to be our fishing…

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  5. Helping Kids (and Parents!) Deal with Anger

    We did not work on any fun projects in the frugal house today... :(  We had some character issues and "training moments" come up today that delayed everything!  Actually, I…

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  6. $80 for a pet gate? We'll make our own!

    It's a goooood thing this puppy is so cute. This morning, his crate was dry when we went it to get him, but I could tell by the smell that…

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  7. Easy-to-Make Accessories for Cowboys and Indians

    Our family really loves  Schleich figures.  Schleich is a German company that makes realistic plastic animals and people.  They are a little on the expensive side, but we have found…

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  8. Homemade Cleaner that Neutralizes Boy Bathroom Stink!

    For months, I have been embarrassed by the smell of our hall bathroom.  It's the only bathroom that the boys use, and the only bathroom that we have to offer…

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  9. Make Your Own "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" Book

    Today's idea is courtesy of a college professor who really impacted my development as a teacher, Dr. Jimmie Russell.  Dr. Russell taught future teachers at OBU until she lost her…

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  10. A new puppy! Not so frugal, but very fun!

    Our family began a dog saga back in May when we purchased a Cavachon puppy from a pet store.  Yes, I'm sure you know what's coming next...  After a visit…

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