How to Raise a Large Family on a Budget

Fun Stuff

Fun can be free -- or really cheap. Try some of these options to entertain the whole family.

  • Take advantage of game events at local eateries
  • Break out the cards and board games on the dining room table
  • Build a puzzle together
  • Borrow books, magazines and movies from your local library
  • Get outside -- for gardening, hiking, bike riding, bird watching and star gazing
  • Hit the community park for playgrounds, swimming and tennis, and wide fields for Frisbee and catch

Related Articles


  • Bunn, Dawn. Mother of six, gardener and chicken keeper. Personal interview. Aug. 10, 2010.
  • Martin, Ray. "Preparing a Family Budget You Can Stick To." The Early Show. CBS. Oct. 18, 2008. (Aug. 8, 2010)
  • "Schedule of Normal Life." The Old House Web. (Aug. 12, 2010)