Saving Money on Homeschool Supplies (Frugal Friday)

Saving Money on Homeschool Supplies | Life as MOM

This September marks our 12th year of homeschooling. Wow. I love this life we’ve chosen. It hasn’t been without its challenges, that’s for sure. But, it’s been good. Back in the day, 2002, to be exact, we had three kids five and under and very little money. The idea of private school was preposterous, but […]

Clean the Fridge and Save Money (Frugal Friday)

Clean out the fridge to save money

If you’re an immaculate housekeeper, then you probably can skip this post. If your life is such that clutter can pile up from time to time, then read on. While I love a house that is clean and tidy 24/7, that is not exactly where I live. For a couple hours every day, we enjoy […]

How We Said NO to Debt and Credit

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I’m unabashedly pro-cash. I’ve partnered with sponsor My Job Chart to tell my story about credit cards and debt: It’s been six years since we stopped using credit cards. I don’t miss it at all. I really don’t miss paying a big bill at the end of the month. I really, really don’t miss worrying […]

Fill the Freezer to Save Money (Frugal Friday)

Basic Freezer Meal Plan with Shopping List | Life as MOM

Fill the freezer with premade meals in order to save money on groceries as well as time and effort throughout the month. I’ve been cooking like a madwoman this week. Well, Monday and Tuesday, anyway. Last month during the Pantry Challenge, I emptied much of our reserve food storage. The deep freeze was emptied and […]

Buy Shoebox Supplies Now (Frugal Friday)

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With school supplies and kids’ clothing priced super low right now, it’s a great time to shop for Operation Christmas Child or other shoebox ministries that will take collections at the holidays. This guest post from Carrie shows you how to make the most of current summer sales: Sometime last year, I realized that my […]

Eat What You Have (Frugal Friday)

Wondering how you can save money on food costs? Eat what you have. We’re blessed to have an abundance of food. That’s not the case in many parts of the world. Your mama’s stories about children starving in Africa, well, she was right. I live a very affluent life. I know this. It might not […]

How to Save Money on Road Trips (Frugal Friday)

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Simply taking a road trip is a great way to save money on travel costs. There are additional ways to save money while you’re on the road. Summer is the time for road trips. Sure, some folks may be heading to the airport to take a flight on vacation, but a lot of us simply […]

Join the Pantry Challenge (Frugal Friday)

Using up the food in your fridge, freezer, or pantry is a great way to save money. Join the Pantry Challenge! We’re all looking for ways to save money, aren’t we? This month is one of those challenging months for me. Pantry Challenging, that is. Each January and July I put in a little extra […]