The Benefits of Amazon Prime (Frugal Friday)

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Amazon Prime is a great way to enjoy quick shipping, instant streaming, and Kindle reading for less than $7/month. I’ve been an Amazon affiliate for a few years off and on, which means if you make a purchase through the Amazon links here on Life as MOM, Amazon pays me a small portion in advertising fees. […]

The Golden Rules of Frugal Friday

Sharing money saving ideas is a great way to participate in Frugal Friday and to help others learn how to save money. Last week I smacked down Frugal Friday abusers shared some ideas about how we can collectively improve this wonderful exchange of ideas called “Frugal Friday.” This week, I wanted to bring just a […]

Frugal Friday: Share a Money Saving Idea

Frugal Friday is designed to be an exchange of ideas, money saving ones. Wow, it’s been three years since I started hosting Frugal Friday. Time flies! In that three years a lot has happened on this blog and in blogging in general. For one thing, the blogosphere has gotten larger. In the early days of Life […]

Make Food More Fun — on a Budget (Frugal Friday)


Good food doesn’t need to be expensive. Today I’m sharing some ideas on how to eat well and spend less. As you know we love food around here. I know, it’s just food. But, it’s also a hobby of ours. Some people like collecting stamps, I like eating. What can I say? But, eating (and […]

Make Your Own Specialty Yogurt to Save Money (Frugal Friday)

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Making your own specialty yogurt at home can be a great way to enjoy a healthy treat as well as save money. Reader Jackie Brown shows us how. photo source: Life as MOM Rising food costs means higher priced yogurt. Ouch. Have you seen the cost of Greek yogurt, averaging $3-$5 in some areas for […]

Dining Out on a Budget

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Dining out on a budget requires compromising in small ways, but still achieving the end goals of great food and good company. A few weeks ago I shared a few small ways our family uses to save money. One of those ways was to eat at home, of which we do a fair amount. However, […]

Frugal DIY Valentines

Here’s a quick round-up of some fun, inexpensive DIY Valentines. Check your craft cupboard or your scrapbooking supplies and use what you have to save some coin. Box of Chocolates Money My aunt gave us this box of goodies for Christmas one year. So fun! Read my tutorial of how to make it. Varying the […]

6 Small Ways to Save Money (Frugal Friday)

Saving money is not a lost art. There are small things that you can do to save money without stressing yourself out. Money is like water sometimes. It can slip right through your fingers. And if you’re not careful, it spills out the sides of the container and is wasted. This week I propose six […]