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Real Food Chronicles: Jeanne @ Omamas

By | March 10, 2014

image credit by contributing writer Jeanne from O’Mamas When the ladies behind the genius Modern Alternative Mama posted a notice they wanted to explore a day-in-the-life of some of the contributing writers, I didn’t rush out and volunteer immediately. Not that my life isn’t an open book. I mean, I’m a blogger, for goodness sake. But I thought, maybe I’m not Read More

5 Tasks for Organization in Your Home: Cleaning Calendars for 2014

By | January 15, 2014

I have always struggled with tidiness. With my house under construction almost constantly, things are being displaced and there is always some sort of chaos. It got worse though, and I remember at one point making a conscious decision to give up caring. I did what I could, but really only put minimal effort toward Read More

32 Simple, Homemade Gifts for Anyone

By | December 5, 2013

  By Jerri Ann Mills, Contributing Writer Ready or not, we are in the midst of Holiday Season 2013. Are you still eating leftover turkey? Thanksgiving was later than normal this year, which means the Christmas season is shorter. This means less time to shop and busier stores. Sounds like a recipe for disaster if Read More

5 Reasons to Love Cloth Diapers

By | November 20, 2013

My baby girl will be 3 months old this week, so I admit we are fresh off the boat when it comes to the cloth diapers game. But I wanted to take some time to encourage new parents, or parents-to-be, or those who are currently using disposables that cloth diapering is easy. And cheap. And, Read More

10 Unusual Ways to Pinch Pennies

By | August 28, 2013

Image by Melissa Hincha-Ownby By Matthew, Contributing Writer Back-to-school time is usually a spendy season what with new shoes, outfits, backpacks, notebooks…the list goes on. And it’s an expensive season every time I walk into the grocery store. Because our budget isn’t growing as quickly as prices are rising, my wife and I are trying a Read More

Frugal Living for Families: Are You Suffering From a Bad Case of “Car Fever?”

By | August 16, 2013

We’re in the middle of a series all about frugal living right now. Today, my husband, Ben, is going to share about why buying a new car could be the wrong choice for your family. Types of Expenses Just like all of you, our vehicles represent one of the largest expenses in our family budget. Read More

Frugal Living: Handling Emergencies Without Credit

By | August 2, 2013

We’re in the middle of a series all about frugal living right now.  Today, my husband, Ben, is going to share with you about handling emergencies without credit.  We haven’t used credit in several years now, and we have had emergencies — there are ways to deal with it, without a card!  Since that’s often Read More

3 Simple Ways to Savor Warm Summer Nights

By | July 16, 2013

By Jessica, Contributing Writer It was only a few weeks ago that the calendar landed on the Summer Solstice, boasting the most daylight of any day of the year. It’s a trademark feature of this much loved season. Long days that very slowly fade into warm, comfortable nights. The perfect recipe for some family fun Read More

Frugal Living for Families: One Tip to Save on Groceries

By | July 12, 2013

Hello!  Right now we’re in the middle of a series on Frugal Living for Families.  This is our third post.  So far we’ve had the introduction, and holiday celebrations.  Now we’re on to talk a little bit about the grocery budget. I’ve written extensively about grocery budgeting before.  In fact, I’m even in the middle Read More

Frugal Living for Families: Holiday Celebrations

By | July 5, 2013

With yesterday being the Fourth of July, and my second child’s birthday coming up very soon (and my third child’s birthday not long after that), talking about holiday celebrations seems to be a good place to start. When I was growing up, as a young child, celebrations involved a homemade cake and a few gifts. Read More

5 Reasons to Stay HOME this Summer

By | July 3, 2013

By Malissa McClintock, Contributing Writer It’s July already. I’m not really sure how that happened, but I know in the process I have been beyond busy, stressed out, and my house is a wreck. Daily I look for excuses or silently offer thanks for the reasons I have to leave the house. With summer half Read More

Frugal Living for Families {New Series}

By | June 28, 2013

One thing that I hear often is “Kids are expensive.”  In fact, many have said it’s a reason why they won’t have more than a certain number! While I am not questioning any family’s decision on how many kids to have (I believe that’s private), if your only reason for not having more is because you Read More

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