The Xpress kids guide

No kidding: The economy is putting a crunch on moms, dads and children. But the Xpress kids section is back again, and this year we’ve collected stories that are both relevant to these tough times and full of ideas for keeping childhood fun.

Reporter Anne Fitten Glenn, aka Edgy Mama, writes about the growing phenomenon of stay-at-home dads; find out why the current economy is making more of ‘em. Tracy Rose sniffs out a bevy of free services you might not know about. Xpress food editor Hanna Rachel Raskin gives tips for feeding your family on the cheap while keeping it healthy. And we’ve put together a couple of extensive resources for parents: A summer camps guide, featuring everything from bug camp to rock-star camp, and its much smaller (but still important) cousin, the spring break camps guide. This year, take note: Many camps are offering tuition breaks and other deals.

So, let the (affordable) good times begin!

About Jon Elliston
An Asheville-based mountain journalist: Former Mountain Xpress managing editor. Investigations and open government editor at Carolina Public Press. Senior contributing editor at WNC magazine.

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