Fun and Frugal Weekend Family Activities In Hampton Roads

Looking for some great, frugal activities to do with your kids this weekend?  Check out these events in Hampton Roads!

Saturday

  • 2pm Zootime at Barnes & Noble Greenbrier 1212 Greenbrier Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA 23320
*Kids can enjoy FREE Admission to Nauticus for the month of January! Click HERE for all the details!
For the full calendar of family-friendly events this weekend in Hampton Roads visitMyActiveChild.com’s Daily Calendar.
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Looking for something fun to do with your family this weekend? Check out these great Hampton Roads activities!

Saturday

  • 11-1pm Scrabble Play & Learn at Barron F. Black Branch Library 6700 E. Tanners Creek Dr. Norfolk, VA 23513
Find these events and more on the MyActiveChild.com Daily Calendar!
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Stuck In The Mud Instead of Shopping Today

I have been trapped on the couch for the last few days with bad sinus headaches.  Today I was so excited to get out and do some shopping!

So after meeting friends for a play date (yes they have kids) I went out to run errands.

As I was driving down the interstate the rain started falling HARD.  My wipers were going at full speed.  Since I am the most boring driver in the world I was going about 45 mph in the slow lane while everyone else flew around me.

All of a sudden my car just seemed to have a mind of its own.   It started veering off to the side of the road and no amount of pumping the brakes or yanking the steering wheel will stop it or change it’s course.  Ahead of me is a concrete barrier that I REALLY do not want to slam into- the damage to my car and myself would be bad.

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Fortunately my car veered itself over to the right and I went flying into a big patch of grass- my tires promptly sinking into the mud.  After I regained my composure (and uttered a short prayer of thanks because it was one of those moments in life where you feel completely helpless) I call my parents and AAA.

An hour later I was pulled off the side of the road by one of the friendliest tow truck drivers ever (and who also would be a GREAT actor to play a pirate in a movie) and came home to get off the road.

Tomorrow I have to go back out and drive again but for tonight I will be back on the couch enjoying the dryness and stillness of being inside!

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It Is Time: A Frugal Chick Is Hiring

Hey guys!  I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season and have scored fantastic deals over the last year using A Frugal Chick.

When I began this site I just wanted to help people save money and my goal really hasn’t changed.  I love what I do for a living- I love my interactions with you all and I love the challenge of trying to find the best deal for the best product.

The problem is the site has gotten too big for me to run on my own- I have too many ideas and not enough time or talent.  It’s time for me to bring in some help.  And while there are places I can reach out to where I can look through resumes and pick from databases I want to start with you guys.  My readers.

I am not looking for someone to do what I do- I LOVE what I do.  You don’t have HAVE to be a couponer but you do need to be frugal. I need someone who can contribute above and beyond what I do.

Here is what I am looking for:

– Someone who can work 5 to 10 hours a week- partially flat rate and partially commission
– Someone who loves to write- reviews, stories, articles etc
– Someone who is computer savvy and is extremely comfortable doing online research and using social media (though you don’t need to know how to use HTML or web design)
– Someone who can work during the day one or two hours at a time- not a full 5 or 8 hours

Other than that I don’t want to limit who I hire- I want to see YOU.  Your unique attributes and gifts.  I am looking for someone to contribute and help my site expand even further who is also fun to deal with!

If you are interested here e-mail me your resume (to afrugalchick @ aol dot com) along with a writing sample.  I am looking for about 300 words on pretty much whatever you want.  Tell me how much you love your kitchen aid mixer, a crazy thing your kids/husband did or whatever you want.  From there I will look at all the resumes and contact everyone back with the next steps.

I will be taking resumes until January 1st (I know this is a crazy time of year for everyone).

I hope to hear from lots of you!

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Mysterious Bags In My Flower Bed #condolife

I have been so nuts with all the deal finding this holiday season that I haven’t gotten to tell you all the crazy things that have been going on around me!

This BY FAR has been my favorite thing this year:

I live in a condo and 90% of condo living is great.  Its the perfect size, I don’t have to mow my own grass and there is always the chance a very cute neighbor will move in.

But there are some curiosities that come with it as well.  One of my neighbors has a thing for blaring music at 4:30 in the morning.  One of my neighbors left her sink running all night which made my kitchen floor wet.  But in 12 years it’s been an overall good experience.

Back in October I started finding bags in the my flowerbed- maybe one a week.  They were THOSE bags- the little ones that dog owners use when they take their dogs out and do the gracious act of cleaning up after them.  And they weren’t empty.

The first one I just picked up and threw it away.  Occasionally garbage does find it’s way into my flower bed and I don’t really think much of it.  It’s community living after all- that’s a price of living around that many people.

But then they started appearing more often.  The contents were small (I could tell from the weight) but I have several neighbors with pint sized dogs and no way of knowing who was doing it.

Until my downstairs neighbor alerted me that he was having the same problem in his flower bed.  But he knew why.

Turns out in October my new upstairs neighbors got a dog- I know because I heard the thing barking on their balcony occasionally.  Turns out it wasn’t housebroken.  And whenever it would use the bathroom on their floor rather than throw it away in their garbage can they just tossed it over their balcony to  land in my flower bed.

Now the family upstairs has two little girls so I am HOPING it was them rather than their mom who was doing this.  My downstairs neighbor handled it with the condo board so I don’t know the particulars of what happened.  But I do know there are no more little bags in my flower bed.

As much as I enjoy gifts- those weren’t exactly what I had in mind this holiday season!

It’s life’s little mysteries that keep things interesting!

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Hampton Roads Frugal Family Weekend Activities

If you live in Hampton Roads there are TONS of free/frugal family events this weekend!

I spent the night at “Christmas in the Country” at Triple R Ranch tonight- so much fun (check out the picture of one of the horses above)!

Saturday

  • 12-2pm Visit with Santa at VB Farmer’s Market – corner of Dam Neck Rd and Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach VA
  • 4-6pm Holiday On Ice (Free but food donations accepted for Food Bank) at Hampton Roads IcePlex 401 Village Avenue, Yorktown, VA 23693
Sunday
  • 7am FREE Bird Walks at Newport News Park – Discovery Center, 13560 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23603
  • 3-5pm Yule Log Celebration at Adam Thoroughgood House 1636 Parish Road Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • 6-8pm Live Nativity at Stockley Gardens and Raleigh Ave. Norfolk, VA
Make sure to check out our seasonal posts with lots of activities this weekend: Seasonal Event Posts: Winter Holidays and Santa Is Coming To Town: Where to Find Santa in Hampton Roads, VA.
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Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities in Hampton Roads

Looking for something to do this weekend?  Check out all the local activities!

Saturday

11am-1pm Thanksgiving Crafts at Pembroke Mall 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd, Suite 201, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
11am-3pm VB Farmer’s Market Community Recycle Day at Virginia Beach Farmer’s Market – corner of Dam Neck Rd and Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach VA
12-2pm Bluebird Country Hayrides- weather dependent at Bluebird Gap Farm 60 Pine Chapel Road Hampton, VA 23666
12-3pm Second Saturday Family Day “Hats Off To The Military!” at Chrysler Museum of Art, 245 W Olney Rd, Norfolk, Virginia 23510
2pm Zootime at Barnes & Noble Greenbrier 1212 Greenbrier Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA 23320
3-4:30pm Painted Faces: Walking the Red Road in America Today at Janaf Library 124 Janaf Shopping Center Norfolk, VA 23502
5-8pm Santa’s Wonderland Preview Event! at Bass Pro Shop 1972 Power Plant Pkwy Hampton, VA 23666
Sunday
11am-3pm VB Farmer’s Market Community Recycle Day at Virginia Beach Farmer’s Market – corner of Dam Neck Rd and Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach VA
2:30-4:30pm Learn to Play Chess! at Pretlow Library 111 W. Ocean View Avenue Norfolk, VA 23503

For the full calendar of family-friendly events this weekend in Hampton Roads visit MyActiveChild.com’s Daily Calendar.

Santa is in town! Make sure to check out the list of places where you can Find Santa in Hampton Roads!

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