These opportunities do not have to be pricey. Today's outing was free with the exception of the gas. I routinely watch for free or inexpensive opportunities in local papers, on Facebook, at local churches, or on community bulletin boards. We frequent local playgrounds and playgroups. Recently, we were able to attend one community's annual free spring marionette show. Our local library has free or reduced passes to Echo Science Center, Shelburne Farms, and the Vermont State Parks for anyone to check out. I may be a stay at home mom, but rarely do we just "stay home." Our lives are rich. Most places we go I let the kids take the lead as explorers of a new land. It's just one more of their outfits in their dress-up game of childhood.
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