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Do you dream of making the most of weekends with your family?

If the answer is yes, then you've found the right place!

If you're like most of our readers, you are a busy parent trying to succeed at work, raise smart and successful kids, pay the bills, save a little, and spend a little time with your husband or wife.

But something always seems to get in the way.  There just never seems to be enough time or money.

Does This Sound Like You?

  • Are you trying to get through the work week to get a break on the weekend?
  • Do you want to travel but aren't sure how to afford it?
  • Do you want to be intentional in spending time with your family on the weekends, but not sure what to do?

We Know How Your Feel: Our Journey From Overwhelmed Couple to Traveling Family

We know what it feels like to sprint to the weekend, only to wake up and it's Sunday evening and you have to get ready for another busy week.

For years, we also struggled to find enough money after paying bills and saving to travel.  We also struggled to find meaningful ways to help our daughter learn and grow whether we were on a vacation or a staycation.

As working parents with full-time jobs, we acknowledge that there's a limited amount of time to achieve the goals for our family.  But the solution is not to give up or not enjoy the time you have with your family.  For many of us, working less just isn't an option, at least not right away.  The solution is to find ways to save money and use our weekend time wisely.

If you're like us, that means quick weekend flights or road trips, finding fun things to do where we live, and spending time in worship.

Weekends Count Was Born

We knew God had something better for our family.

More than 300 blog posts later, Weekends Count is more than blog or a website. It's also a community where we can share what works for us and might help another family.  We are passionate about helping families save time and money on fun weekend activities.

We are Dr. Jennifer and Dr. Tony Edwards. We work as college professors and administrators and have one brilliant and confident daughter.

Our Goal in Writing this Blog

Our mission at Weekends Count is to provide fun weekend activities for busy frugal families, frugal family vacation ideas for millennial couples, kids' learning activities for busy parents, parenting tips for busy parents, communication tips for busy couples, money waving tips for frugal families, work/life balance tips for busy frugal parents, and home organizing tips for busy families.

What Do You Need Help With?

We hope some of our most popular posts provide you with some quick wins:

Texas Travel Destinations

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Weekend Activities

Fun Family Activities

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