South Sound Weekend Kids’ Calendar: Family Fun And Things To Do November 21st-23rd!

Friday night is family science night at the Science Dome at Pierce College, or go Saturday for one of their regular, weekly films on the science dome screen.

Looking for something kid friendly to do this weekend? Here’s our weekly guide to South Sound area fun with activities for Tacoma, Puyallup, Olympia, and Your South Sound home! You’ll find a list just like this-just for the South Sound-every Friday morning! Headed elsewhere? There is always lots more to explore  at ThriftyNWmom  thanks to frugal fun […]

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Northwest Santa: The Santa That Comes To You!

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  Have you heard of the Santa that will come to your house for FREE? I know it sounds too good to be true, but I promise it isn’t! Northwest Santa is in its 5th year of sending St.Nick out for personal visits. Santa will come for a home visit with children under 10 or children with […]

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Keep Your Pets Healthy And Happy With Royal Canin

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  I thought it was about time I introduced you to the baby of the family! I know……isn’t he the most handsome thing ever? Now, I know this is a site about kids’ activities, but I also know that many of you consider your four-legged friends every bit a member of the family. As you […]

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Tickets On Sale For Santa Breakfasts-Plus A Sneak Peek At Our Holiday Events Guide!

A quick note to let you know that we’ve updated our list of Santa Breakfasts, and (drumroll, please….) our great, big list of South Sound holiday events. There are still a few happenings we’re working on adding, but there is definitely plenty to look over and mark on your calendar! If you do want in […]

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Free Jumping, Pizza, and Birthday Cake When You Help Film A New Ad Tuesday At Pump It Up!

  Hey, Tacoma area friends-looking for something to do tomorrow? Our fabulous sponsors at, Pump It Up  are filming a new commercial on Tuesday November 18th from 12:45-2:45,  and if you’re willing to have your kiddos be in it, they can jump for FREE and have FREE pizza and birthday cake! Sounds like a ton […]

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South Sound Nutcracker Performances

Updated for 2014 Here is my round up of South Sound Nutcracker Performances for 2013. I will have at least one Nutcracker giveaway later in the season, and we may see more performances pop up on daily deal sites. I’ll leave it up to you as to whether you want to wait and take your […]

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Reviews By Henry: We Check Out Petz Beach-A Great New Family Title from Ubisoft!

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I know many of you find it challenging to find family friendly video games. We’re picky about what we let the boys play, so I’m always pleased to find a new one I can recommend. We’ve  been big fans of the positive, fun  Petz games from Ubisoft for a while, and I was particularly excited […]

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South Sound Weekend Kids’ Calendar: Family Fun And Things To Do November 14th-16th!

Looking for something kid friendly to do this weekend? Here’s our weekly guide to South Sound area fun with activities for Tacoma, Puyallup, Olympia, and Your South Sound home! You’ll find a list just like this-just for the South Sound-every Friday morning! Headed elsewhere? There is always lots more to explore  at ThriftyNWmom  thanks to frugal fun […]

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Enroll In GET Now and Save Big On College Later!

One of the first things we invested in  for our boys-not long after we bought the strollers, the bouncy thing, and all their other, “Must haves,” was a GET  account. What’s a GET account? GET stands for, “Guaranteed Education Tuition,” and it’s a program that lets you buy college units now, at today’s prices, to […]

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Fantasy Lights 2014-Register Now To Walk; Plus Half-Off Nights And Your Coupon Link!

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    If Christmas light display are one of your favorite holiday things, you may want to walk or drive through the light show at  at Fantasty Lights in Spanaway. Here’s all you need to know about this including how to save half off or get the coupon to save on the drive through option. Fantasy Lights  is […]

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