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Saving Money on Auto Service and Repair

Photo Source: vagawi A few weeks ago, FishPapa got new tires for his truck. I know, everyone has an opinion about tires. Believe me, we heard a lot of them while we were tire shopping. Yes, I even made some calls and learned a world of information about tires. We shopped around for Michelins, knowing […]

Be My Frugal Valentine: Frugal Friday

Valentine’s Day is a week from Sunday — and it will sneak up on you right quick. Time to think what you’ll do for your sweetheart and children. Preplanning will help avoid high costs in a week or so. How can you celebrate what’s in your heart without spending an arm and a leg? Try […]

A Great Diaper Deal You Don’t Want to Miss!

I figure that after 6 children and 12 years of motherhood, I’ve changed a lot of diapers. Frankly, I don’t really want to do the math. We’re now down to one babe in diapers, but man, the costs have gone up in the last decade! My sister has told me for years what a bargain […]

Freezer Cooking Giveaways: Three Cool Prizes to Win

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Vicki R., Heather Mullins, and Kelleen Potter! When Crystal and I were soaking up the sunshine last month and talking up a storm about all things family, fun, and frugality, we thought it would be a great bonus to Freezer Cooking Days if we were able to offer […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Shopping for OAMC

Since we spent far below our regular grocery budget last month, I’ve been encouraged that perhaps we could spend less all the time. Here’s hoping anyway. This week I did a big stock up. Since I’m leaving town for a few days next week, I wanted to make sure that the pantry is replenished for […]

Frugal Friday: How We Saved $15,000 on a Bigger Minivan

Car seats cramping your style — and your car? Thinking that another baby requires you to buy a bigger vehicle?┬áIf you have multiple young children, then you know what it can be like to pack several carseats into the backseat of a car or van. We upgraded from a car to a minivan when our […]

Birthday Cake Round-Up & A Dave Ramsey Cake

Ultimate Recipe Swap

Today is the day! Time to share what fun and creative cakes you’ve made for your family. Thank you to the ladies who sent me photos of their family birthday cakes. How fun! Many sent in more than one cake, but in the name of space, I’ve just been able to post one per person. […]

Family Feasts and Once a Month Cooking: A Guest Post

Mary Ostyn is my hero. Well, one of them anyway. I haven’t read her blog, Owlhaven, for long, but I’ve read both her books over the last year. Reading A Sane Woman’s Guide to Raising a Large Family came at a time when I was feeling quite overwhelmed by the immensities of my “life as […]