• Eating Healthy on a Budget

    Lunches Your Children Can Make Themselves


    It's great to teach your youngsters self-reliance as much as possible! And when it comes to feeding themselves, there are some easy lunches your children can make themselves that won't leave a huge mess in your kitchen or cause too many tears. Most of these are safe as far as the utensils your child...
  • Garage Sale Shopping Tips

    Maintaining Your Shopping Identity


    You step outside your house, water bottle and sack lunch in tow, ready to take on your neighborhood on garage saling weekend. Because you're essentially browsing museums of other people who are very different from you, it can be overwhelming to walk up to a sale and peruse through the items for sale...
  • Eating Healthy on a Budget

    Delicious Homemade Tortillas


    Tortillas are an excellent vehicle for foods from many different cultures and cuisines; you can wrap up a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for your youngster's school lunch, you can drop tortilla strips into a spicy soup, or you can roll up burritos for an easy weekday meal. Store-bought tortillas h...
  • Family Activities

    Family Fun with Homemade Bubbles


    Bubbles aren't exactly an expensive playtime activity, by themselves. However, considering the amount of times those little bottles of soapy chemicals are knocked over, the price can really add up. Wouldn't you prefer to have free bubble time? Follow the tips and ideas in this article for the frugal...
  • General Frugal Tips

    Tools for a Safe Winter


    Ice is an extremely hazardous thing to deal with, and wintertime can be very unsafe if you don't have the proper items to keep you from slipping! While there is no way to guarantee a safe winter, there are certainly some tools you can have handy that will help; your chances of injury will be greatly...
  • Auctions

    Advantages to Flying Solo at Auctions


    When you go to an auction, you may be tempted to turn it into a big social event, with family and friends coming along for the ride. It's true that there are times when it's nice to have some company -- during downtime, or after you lose an auction you were really hoping to win. However, there are a...
  • Frugal Pets

    Cleaning Up After Your Pet


    Some pets are just messier than others -- it's a fact you have to face when you decide whether or not to keep your furry friend. If you have the bad fortune to get a dog or cat that frequently soils your carpet and other surfaces around your home, there are ways you can still be a frugal pet owner w...
  • General Frugal Tips

    The Benefits of Tiered Friendships


    "Tiered friendship" sounds kind of forced and strange, but it's actually a very helpful concept for frugal parents with youngsters in the early stages of childhood. Tiered friendship happens when a parent with, say, a three-year-old befriends a parent with a four-year-old and a parent with a two-yea...






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