Being that my husband and I are in the restaurant business, we don't often get weekends off, like most 9-5ers. Infact, we consider it a treat if Mike gets two days off in a row! So, whenever we have either a Saturday or Sunday off together, we like to look for some fun, family-friendly events, that are free or on the cheap.
This year, Lansing is celebrating it's 150th birthday and celebrating in various ways throughout the year. Today we took part in the fun with free children's events down by the Capitol building. For exactly $0.00, Alex enjoyed bouncing in a bounce house, riding a merry-go-round, playing with bubbles, and listening to stories and live music. We also got free balloons (including a monkey animal balloon), free cake and ice cream, and a free re-usable bag containing a coloring book, crayons and bubbles!
It was such a great time and definitely surpassed my expectations! I love free family events around town :)
Check out your town or city's website and learn all about the free activities you and your family can take part in. I would also suggest checking your local library for fun activities, as well as any local community centers.
I'm a 26 year old wife and mother. My husband works INCREDIBLY hard as a Restaurant/Bar manager to provide for our family. In addition to that, I work 2 days a week. Our son is 18 months old and we would love to have more children but must wait until I am able to be at home full time. We also just purchased our first home. Here is where I write about the various ways I help our family save money. Comments are always welcomed!