Making ends meet while having a family can be a challenge. With the current state of our economy and the cost of gas, we find ourselves having to pinch a little harder. Luckily, more and more restaurants are now offering Kid's Nights with reduced or free meals for the kids. The trick is learning about these mostly unadvertised specials.


Ah, yes, the holidays. A time for celebrating with family, ripping into presents … and getting burglarized? Apparently so.

According to the FBI, nearly 400,000 burglaries occur in the U.S. during November and December each year. And the reason for that should be as obvious as the beards on “Duck Dynasty’s” male stars’ faces: Those are the months when so many of us are either away from home — whether on vacation or getting together with loved ones — or busy accumulating piles of shiny new gifts.

Kids Eat Free promotions are growing and that’s great for parents

I still receive emails from parents each week that are surprised to find a restaurant in their local area that offers a Kids Eat Free special. “Cool idea!” says one father, “Wish other restaurants would do this“. Granted, if you are not a parent, these types of specials may not register with you. But if you are a parent, you represent the “Family with kids” group which accounts for 1/3 of restaurant customers in the U.S. Traditional sit down restaurants have been seeing a steady decline in customers for more than a year now and are looking for ways to bring you back out for dinner.

5 Healthy Habits for Busy Families

(NewsUSA) – For many families, school means routines and maintaining busy schedules that keep the entire family on the go — especially those families who are juggling school as well as extracurricular activities and sports. That’s why it’s particularly important to take the right steps, beginning with a few healthy habits that will carry them through not only the school year, but for a lifetime.

Ah, yes, the holidays. A time for celebrating with family, ripping into presents … and getting burglarized? Apparently so.

According to the FBI, nearly 400,000 burglaries occur in the U.S. during November and December each year. And the reason for that should be as obvious as the beards on “Duck Dynasty’s” male stars’ faces: Those are the months when so many of us are either away from home — whether on vacation or getting together with loved ones — or busy accumulating piles of shiny new gifts.