Does your family go camping together? I grew up tent camping with my family and Girl Scout troop, so it was a tradition I wanted to start with my own boys. My husband and I debated about what age to start and took both boys on an overnight trip to Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Camp Resort in Elmer, NJ. They are 3 and 15 months. Since this was our first experience camping with the kids, and it had been a few years since we camped ourselves, we decided to stick close to home and only stay 1 night.
Before I had kids, a good friend told me that if you waited until you were ready (emotionally and financially) you’d never have kids. Bringing a new baby into the mix does bring new expenses, but over the last 7 years and 3 babies I’ve found a few ways to take care of the essentials without feeling extra broke afterward. This article is the first in a series that will help you afford those baby essentials, like diapers, wipes, clothing, and everything else (including gear, and toys).
Special thanks to Susan Conley from the blog cookthestone.com for this guest post. Worried about your cooking in an upcoming camping trip? Learn five tips that come in handy when cooking over a campfire. Cooking at a camp be a completely different experience for a homemaker. After all, you are away from your kitchen where all your ingredients, cookware and utensils are stored. And adding to the pressure is the fact that you can’t dial a pizza delivery number in case everything goes awry.
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Selecting a term
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