Frugal Friday: The FishBoy Edition

Regular readers here will be familiar with the term FishBoy. It’s an affectionate moniker that we have used for our sons for quite some time. Awhile back the boys coined another term, the FishBoy Alliance, or FBA for short. This is their little club. And since I had four boys before I ever had a […]

If You Give a Mom a Good Deal

If you give a mom a good deal on avocados,it will make her think of guacamole.And if she thinks of guacamole, she’s going to want to make some.Wanting to make some will remind her that she’s out of chips.The best place to buy chips is the store down the road.So she will load up all […]

Frugal Friday: Get a Cardboard Box

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: we don’t have to spend a lot of money to entertain children. I remember a mentor mom once telling me about “creative boredom.” If the kids don’t have a lot of bells and whistles, they’ll find things to do. How true it is! One frugal activity […]

The Farmer’s Market – A Fine Thing!

Visiting Farmers’ Market is something that our family has done for almost fifteen years now in two countries and four different cities. Nowadays, it’s more about the experience than it is about the good deals. Usually, we find some fun snacks and go home with a few goodies. The kids and I went to a […]

Reusable Grocery Bags – They Work For Me!

As you know, I’m a big ol’ grocery geek. I love to score big on food costs. Plus, feeding a family of 8 requires that I buy a lot. My children are hobbits, and I think we have a meal every hour. Seriously. Needless to say, with all my shopping, I was getting buried under […]

Guest Post: Frugal Ways to Go Green

For years I rejected the idea of recycling because the disposal company charged me to pick it up. But, even if one green aspect is too expensive, that doesn’t mean they all have to be out of reach. This guest post shows us how frugal and green can coexist very peacefully. Most people assume that […]

CVS Primer for April 19-25

A little over a year ago, I discovered the beauty of shopping at CVS. Really. Truly. Up until that point I had paid a very pretty penny on toiletries and pharmaceutical products. Never again, I say. If you watch sales, clip a few coupons, and have just a tiny bit of storage space, you can […]

Grocery Geek Presents: A CVS Week

Since I decided to avoid the grocery store for the remainder of the month, this week I made a concerted effort “to CVS.” I haven’t done much of it since we have such a nice stockpile. However, since there were some freebies and I wasn’t going to do any other shopping, I figured now was […]