Frugal Friday: Save Money on Birthdays

This post was originally published on May 30, 2008 Birthdays are meant to be a celebration of the guest of honor and a time to thank God for him or her. But, children’s parties can take on a life of their own if you aren’t careful. Being on a budget has forced me to calm […]

Rice and Beans, Beans and Rice

Getting tired of the same old bargain beans and rice? Dude it up a little. Suggestions are over at Good (& Cheap) Eats.

Remember Date Night?

What’s date night, you say? It’s when you and hubs go and spend time alone. Without kids. And you don’t have to chop anyone’s food into little bits. But, if the budget’s tight, maybe date night has fallen by the wayside. Read my tips for a cheap date over at Freebies4Mom today.

Grocery Geek Presents: A Good Haul

Fresh fruit season is upon us! I’m so thankful for our local health food store. It’s pretty much my “go to” place for good deals on fresh produce. Neither the big chain grocers nor the farmer’s market can compare when it comes to price. The kids and I made the treck after our free movie […]

Frugal Friday: Dejunk, Organize, and Clean

With the beginning of summer vacation, I made the decision to clean our house from top to bottom. What I anticipated taking two weeks is going to take a little longer. Life continues to go on while I’ve sequestered myself in a room cleaning. This means that laundry, meals, and Lego explosions still happen. I […]

Almost Free Family Fun

In the mood for some family fun but a little short on the funds to bring it about? Check out my guest post today over at Coupon Cravings for some good times that are practically free.

How Much Does It Cost You To Eat?

Over at Good (& Cheap) Eats today I’m asking about food budgets and goals for improvement. I hope you’ll join the conversation.

Grocery Geek Presents: Fruit Loot

This week I only went to one store. But, I took ALL SIX KIDS. So, I think I get extra points for that. Don’t you? The kids did great. It helped that I made my expectations of their behavior very clear as well as the consequences. Losing your half hour of computer time can be […]