My 2 year old Tessa loves animals. She learned many animal sounds by age 1, and has always been fascinated. We took her to the zoo last summer, and she had a blast. She was only a year and a half at the time, and is currently so much more articulate and expressive.
She recently told me, “Mommy, I go to the zoo.” It is something I am looking forward to doing often. Taking little ones to Chicago for a zoo trip can be a little overwhelming. Those zoos are pretty big, and an hour away for us.
We live near Michigan City, Indiana and they have a zoo that is perfect for small children. They have many animals, but the exhibits are close together, and there isn’t a lot other than animals. We recently decided that joining the Michigan City Zoological Society would be well worth it this summer for our family.
We will pay $70 for the year. We will receive full annual pass benefits for two adults and their children under age 18, plus one guest per visit. We have 4 children and my mom is with us a lot to help with little ones. This price would be equivalent to us going two times, and will save us a lot of money. We will go at least that many times, but more than likely many more.
I just thought I would share this with you, as buying season passes can sometimes be a good deal or a bad deal. It’s worth doing the math to find out if you can save more money buying a season pass! I am looking forward to some wonderful memories with my family!
In the meantime, enjoy these great articles!!!
One Cent at a Time gives us 101 ways to reuse, recycle, and repurpose. <– So many clever ideas!
Diane at Good Financial Cents wrote a very good article about money management for couples. <— There are great questions to discuss with your partner!
Shannyn from Frugal Beautiful has tips for decluttering your home. <– Very handy for some spring cleaning!
Retire By 40 gives us a sample of his stay at home dad’s body weight workout. <— Love this too much not to share!
Financially Poor reminds us to find our passion! <–Simple reminder, but so important!
Craig from Money Help for Christians talks about sacrifice and habits. <— Sacrificing something will eventually become a habit.
Derek at Life and My Finances is giving away $300.00 in prizes!
Plunged in Debt is hosting a $500.00 giveaway!
Funancials is hosting a camera giveaway!
Faithful With a Few was included in the following carnivals:
Money Mail Carnival – March 17 2013 – Freeat33
Carnival of Financial Camaraderie- End of Winter Edition
Carnival of Financial Planning | Making Sense Of Cents
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