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 […]

Cheese Enchiladas (URS: Meatless Main Dishes)

This week we’re swapping Main Dish recipes that don’t include meat. As I mentioned earlier this week, occasionally opting out of meat can be great for your budget as well as lessen wear and tear on the environment. I started doing this years ago when we went to one income. I had read Miserly Moms […]

Guest Post: Planting an Orchard

Fresh fruit is such a blessing from God. No wonder He placed Adam and Eve in a garden. And growing your own – why it will make you feel like a rich woman! Today Phoebe shares her journey of how she and her family are establishing their own orchard. My husband and I decided to […]

Guest Post: Total Green Living

Today’s guest post is from Shannon who shares how they transformed much of their everyday to more environmentally sensitive ways of living. This is meant to be read as one mom’s story of what works. As with all these green posts, my hope is that it’ll get you thinking, inspire you, and encourage you to […]

13 Ways You Can Go Green

No doubt this week you’ve heard lots of “green” messages, both here and elsewhere. I hope that you’ve been inspired and encouraged. Please don’t feel a mandate to “change your ways, or else.” Find your groove and go with it. We certainly don’t do all that we could, and in reality, are just getting our […]

Guest Post: Cloth Diapering

Diapers, diapers, diapers. If you’re a mom, there’s no way around it — you’ll be changing diapers for the next couple years. I have had a child (or more) in diapers for the past 11 years, 10 months and 15 days, give or take a day. For us, disposables have been the way to go. […]

Guest Post: Composting

Kitchen scraps is one of the weak links in my efforts to reduce what goes out in our trashcan. We recycle everything but the green waste. Time to change that! I’ve been wanting to start a compost system for several months now. Here Jennifer explains how they do it. After reading her simple tutorial, I […]