The people around me are struggling with cut hours and layoffs, and cutting back on finances is only part of the effect. My friends are suddenly finding themselves with less to do. More time with the kids is good, but when the kids are in school — watching TV only has so much interest, until you start getting cabin fever and most everything else counters the saving-money thing.
So what to do?
I’ve seen a rise in certain activities, both in my neighborhood and in online interest. Here’s a list I’ve started compiling:
Bake: It saves money because it addresses a need. It takes time. It’s fun to do by yourself and fun to do with the kids. The results are freezable...