February 08, 2010

5 Things To Do in February

Even the most winter-loving of families can feel the blues during the month of February. To keep it cheery around your household, take advantage of Olympic entertainment, take steps to stay on top of your budget (save for a sunny day!), and get warm weather on your mind by planning for spring and summer breaks.

Think Summer

Your summer calendar, that is. Record all the summer events you already know about: the last day of school (and the first day of school in the fall!), days off work, vacation dates, family visits. Seeing the skeleton of your summer schedule gives you a feel for when you need to fill in with summer camps, day trips and weeks of good old-fashioned lazy summer days.

Review Your Grocery Budget

According to the Cozi Family Outlook for 2010, a whopping 92 percent of you are planning to do more home cooking and eating in this year. Sounds like a good time to review your grocery budget! Start by finding out if your grocery bill is too high. And be sure to enter to win free groceries for a year from Cozi.

Plan Family Olympics Nights

Talk about the perfect family activity for cold winter nights. The Vancouver Olympics are on through February 28, offering lots of opportunities for thrills, global education and national pride. See a simple schedule of all Olympic events and put your favorites on the calendar now.

Make a Spring Break Plan

Whether you have plans for Spring Break or you are just starting to think about it, get Spring Break travel tips and advice for traveling with kids. And enter to win a win a free vacation at Reunion® Resort in sunny Florida.

Do One Volunteer Activity as a Family

Helping out family, friends and neighbors may be second nature to your family. But if you are looking for a new idea for giving back that involves the kids, look at this great list of ways you can give back as a family.

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