Studying American History & a Giveaway (CLOSED)


Are you looking for a little instant ease when it comes to kids home for summer vacation? I totally get you. Check out the Summer Survival Guide . It’s chock-full of great ideas to organize your summer and enjoy great times with yours kids.The following content is brought to you by Compass Cinema: Congrats to […]

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Raising Kids to Be Mindful of Money (Frugal Friday)

great piggy bank adventure

The following post is sponsored by T Rowe Price: I learned at a pretty early age that if I wanted something, I’d have to work for the money to get it. In some ways, that seemed unfair. Other kids certainly didn’t have to scrimp and save like I did. Or at least that’s how it […]

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Fun Gifts to Make Yourself

Money gift in box of chocolates

As the end of the school year winds down, you may find yourself looking for some gifts to give. While a gift card is always well-received, consider some of these other easy and frugal DIYs for teachers, brides, graduates, new parents, and dads on Father’s Day. Chocolate Box of Money Fun Photo Art Lavender Milk […]

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DIY on a Dime: Summer Fun

beach boys

Last night we took the kids to Pizza Port and then walked along the beach. It was a blazing hot day here, so it was really nice to cool off at the beach. Though they were fully dressed, FishBoys 8 and 10 had an absolute blast bodysurfing. It prompted me to ask WHY?!?! don’t  we do […]

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Super Sale This Week Only

ebook store sale ad

Thanks for your patience! After I posted this on Sunday afternoon, I had some major technological glitches. I had to pull the post and the sale while I waited for the chaos to resolve. I think we’re ready to roll with the Super Sale. Thanks for your patience! This week only, all the main books […]

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Happy Birthday to Us (& the Week in Review)


It probably seems silly to commemorate a blogging anniversary. I doubt it will be a yearly thing, but hey, any excuse for a party, right? I just want to take a minute and say thanks. This space has given me so much over the years. While we’ve been fighting our way out of debt, to […]

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A Giveaway from Me (CLOSED)


Congrats to the winners: mikeclarke333@, jonquill101@, lilstew@, burian718@, Petersfransen@, ember.lunt@, Zealmag@, lillyotvalley609@, gbknaub@, homeschoolin9801@ I always dreamed of being a writer. Starting in elementary school I would pen stories, hoping they’d be interesting enough to read. by someone. I wrote, through high school, college, teaching, and into motherhood. Usually I had a pretty small audience: me, and maybe my mom. About seven years ago […]

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5 Quick Ways to Save Money (Frugal Friday)

Saving money in little ways can help you reach your financial goals. Sometimes people mistakenly believe that saving money takes too much effort. It can be hard work. It can be challenging to maintain money-saving stamina. But, it can also go a long way to helping you stretch your budget, pay down debt, save for […]

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