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 […]

Frugal Friday: Reusable Baking Mats

This week we’ve been baking up a storm around here. The kids and I spent Tuesday in the kitchen preparing all sorts of homebaked snacks. With four strapping young men around here, I need all the help I can get when it comes to KP. And that includes helpful gadgets and tools — not just […]

Grocery Geek Presents: 2 Weeks of Diapers = 4 Bucks

‘Tis true. ‘Tis true. Gotta love that CVS. As I reported in my Mom Deals of the Week, there was a great diaper deal going at CVS this week. Buy $25 worth of select Huggies and other baby products, get $10 back in ECBs. Since I had several $5 and $3 Huggies coupons left from […]