9 Things I’ve Learned about Money

9 Things I

When I was a child, I used to think that having many possessions was a sign of wealth or affluence. In some ways, I guess it is. It’s costly to maintain, though.

I just spent a couple hours thinning my daughters’ wardrobes — for the second time in two months. While it’s lovely that FishChick5 has six pairs of pink pants, she really doesn’t need them all. Most of them are hand-me-downs and gifts, but still. SIX pairs? What are we — the Pink Ladies?!

We kept three and are donating the other three — along with a few other items. We thinned the herd, as my husband calls it. I suppose in many respects, it’s a good problem to have — as long as I don’t hoard those clothes instead of sharing them with someone else who could put them to good use.

Spring Crafts for Kids

Spring Crafts for Kids - Spring calls for bright colors and a little carefree play. Check out these fun crafts to do with kids.

Spring calls for bright colors and a little carefree play. Check out these fun crafts to do with kids. Whether you’re celebrating Easter later in a few days, May Day in a few weeks or Mother’s Day next month, consider one or two of these fun crafts to do with your kiddos. I don’t know […]

5 Ways to Eat Healthier on a Budget (Frugal Friday)

5 Ways to Eat Healthier on a Budget - Looking to improve your family

Looking to improve your family’s diet, but not sure how to pull it off on a budget? Consider these 5 ways to eat better and save some coin. One of the dilemmas about food — and there are many these days — is that the healthier food is also the more expensive food. The ingredients […]

Passover on a Budget (Frugal Friday)

4 Tips for Making Passover on a Budget - follow these tips to saving money on Passover groceries.

Note from Jessica: I am thrilled to have Mara from Kosher on a Budget guest post for us today. While we practice very different faiths, I think it’s safe to say that we’ve learned a lot from each other. I love to watch her walk out her faith in a creative, frugal way. Kosher foods […]

A Pirate Fairy Tea Party

A Pirate Fairy Tea Party - Plan a tea party with your little girl. We used The Pirate Fairy as our inspiration.

Plan a tea party with your little girl. We used The Pirate Fairy as our inspiration. Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post, but I did receive a free copy of the movie. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way […]

Little Ways to Save Money (Frugal Friday)

Little Ways to Save Money (Frugal Friday) - Little ways can save you big money eventually.

Little ways can save you big money eventually. I was chatting with a friend yesterday (also a mom of four boys) about grocery prices and what it takes to feed four TEENAGE BOYS. I’m almost there, and I’m feeling it. (I don’t know that boys always eat more than girls, but I think they are much […]

This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less (Bonus: Trader Joe’s Shopping Plan)

This Week

Want to cook this week’s dinners for $70 or less? Check out this week’s meal plan. This post is going to be short and sweet. I’ve used all my brain cells creating this week’s meal plan document. Not only does the plan contain seven meals that will please kids and adults alike, but it also […]

FREE Bible Games for Kids

FREE Bible Games for Kids - Download a host of free Bible learning resources for free from Zondervan

The following content is sponsored by Zondervan. This post contains affiliate links.  I’m always amazed at how kids learn. Technology has developed at such a rapid clip that we’ve got such amazing access to information. It’s really quite stunning. When my kids bust out with a little factoid that I know I didn’t teach them, I’m […]