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Rainy Days Broke-Ass Mom Style

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I’m literally giddy with excitement. We are finally getting rain this week, and rain means rainy day activities. It’s means I can finally stretch my Broke-Ass Mom rainy day arms, and whip out my special bag of tricks. When my husband was at home with our son, he used to wax poetically about how much fun they had on rainy days. I used to think that it must be hard to stay inside all day, but the truth is that your activities don’t have to change. Just alter your attire a bit.

A true Broke-Ass Mom doesn’t care about her hair, nails, or clothing getting ruined in the rain. A true Broke-Ass Mom enjoys a good walk in the rain with her baby. A true Broke-Ass Mom can build a fort that takes at least two hours to construct. And lastly, a true Broke-Ass Mom knows how to reach into her little crafty, creative mind and come up with endless, and cheap activities for her baby on a rainy day.

If there’s anyone else out there experiencing rain, below is a list of my top five favorite rainy day activities:

  1. A walk in the rain – leave the umbrella at home, but dress in a fun raincoat (with hat) and boots
  2. Find a quiet and mostly empty garage, walk around, play, check out the different kinds of cars, run up and down the ramps, etc
  3. Rain is a perfect excuse to go have pancakes somewhere for breakfast or lunch
  4. Build a fort with your couches and pillows – bring a flashlight inside and read some books
  5. Coloring – if your child is old enough this is a great opportunity to color, or even paint if you’re brave enough
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If you are lucky enough to live where there’s snow, then you’re on your own and you shouldn’t need any help from me. Snow is awesome, and the list is endless!

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Jennifer White - Mommy No Bucks

Jennifer White - Mommy No Bucks

Jennifer has been a bit of a nomad having lived in seven different cities. Her life as a gypsy has settled down for the moment in San Francisco with her husband and two-year old son. Recently, she decided to throw caution to the wind, quit her job as an analyst to be a full-time mom while chasing her dreams (and the Pulitzer Prize). When she's not writing, she's aspiring to be a luddite (although blogging isn't helping), knitting the occasional hat, or running in the park with her son and his secondhand compost truck in tow.

1 Comment

  1. Angie
    January 20, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    We used to save the Playdoh for rainy days, kept us busy for hours and since our babysiter had a hard and fast rule of you couldn’t leave the table while you played with it it kept us in one place as well.