Fill a Shoebox for Operation Christmas Child

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Christmas is not too far away, less than 60 days by my last reckoning. This next two weeks are a great time to fill a shoebox with love, necessities, and toys to be sent overseas to children in need. Life as MOM reader, Carrie, shares her expertise on how to pull it off. The following […]

Motherhood is Amazing. And Hard.

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In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Deanna shares her perspective on motherhood. It’s amazing and hard, all at once. The following is a guest post from Deanna: I used to think that my version of motherhood was harder than anyone else’s. I had an infant with Down syndrome who needed 24 hours of oxygen […]

7 Ways to Save Money on Meat (Frugal Friday)


One of the most significant ways that our family saved money and fought back debt was to go meatless many nights a week. Reader Lisa shares other tips on how to save on meat. The following is a guest post from Lisa of Cooking Up A Sale: You probably know that meat is the most expensive part […]

Find Time for Work Without Paying for Child Care (Frugal Friday)


Whether your work is for pay or not, there are times when we need to work. Anne shares how to do it without paying for child care. photo source The following is a guest post from Anne of Modern Mrs. Darcy: Have you ever felt like there just weren’t enough hours in the day? I’m […]