Frugal Friday: Budget Birthday Ideas

When FishBoy12 was just a wee tot, I went all out for his birthdays. At the time I wasn’t sure I could have more children, so why not? And even once I had three or four children, the Creative Birthday Party Queen in me just didn’t know how to give it a rest. Most sane […]

Frugal Friday: Freezer Cooking on the Cheap

This week I spent a few days in the kitchen. I was on a mission to fill my freezer with homemade “convenience” items. Rather than start from scratch each night at dinnertime, I will be able to draw from a storehouse of “freezer meals.” Almost all of this month’s meals have been pre-prepped in some […]

Frugal Friday: Follow Good Money Saving Blogs

FishPapa and I were always what we would call “frugal.” Even when we had debt, we didn’t go on fancy vacations or drive new cars. I did price comparison shopping and clipped coupons every once in awhile. But, we didn’t really see BIG SAVINGS until I discovered the wealth of money-saving blogs that are out […]

Frugal Friday: Check Your Receipt and Speak Up

Last weekend I did some crazy shopping. I crossed the thresholds of six stores, some of them even twice. But, I brought home quite a lot of food for just a little bit of money, comparatively speaking. At several stores, there were special deals, such as “Buy $X and get a coupon for $X to […]

Frugal Friday: Get That SnowBall Rolling

If you’re just tuning in, this is part of the continuing saga of how my husband and I got out of debt. You can go back to the beginning if you missed something. As I recount our story, please remember that this is how we did it. I believe that this will work for many […]

Frugal Friday: Beating Debt with An Emergency Fund

Unbelievable, but it’s been two months since I started recounting Our Get-Out-Of-Debt Story. If you missed it, start at the beginning. Special thanks go to The Happy Housewife and Freebies4Mom for guest posting these last two weeks. It was wonderful to have them share their money-saving wisdom. Now, where was I? Ok, you’re in debt? […]

Frugal Friday: Treat Your Coupons Like Cash

I’m still working on getting order into my new home. I tackled over twenty boxes yesterday in my efforts to get it all done sooner rather than later. But, I’ve many mountains (of boxes) left to go. I’m thankful that my friend Heather from Freebies4Mom was willing to guest post for Frugal Friday today. Heather […]

Frugal Friday: Tips for a Smooth and Frugal Move

If you’ve read LifeasMOM for any length of time, you’ll know that my “life as MOM” is in constant flux, particularly over the last year. We’ve had a baby, moved cross country, and adapted to the new seasons of development that each of our kids has entered at ages 12, 8, 7, 5, 2, and […]