How To Plan A Wonderfully Frugal Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day approaching, you may be thinking about how to make your mom feel valued and loved, without killing your budget.  Don’t we all want to give mom a special gift to show our appreciation?  Keep in mind that value and price are two very different things.  It is …

Lessons Learned At 30 Weeks Pregnant With Twins

We gave quite a bit of thought into whether we should add to our family again, with three fairly young children already.  One of the reasons why we decided to “go for it” was the fact that my previous pregnancies have been fairly uneventful.  I worked full-time until the very …

Frugal Ways To Be Healthier As a Family

Being healthy seems to be the focus of many as we get into the full swing of the New Year.  I’m already looking forward to regaining my shape once this last pregnancy is done!  As a parent, we’re always trying to make sure that our family is healthy . . . …

Monday Medley: Getting Going Again

We started off January with a lot of big goals for this year, then multiple illnesses slowed us down.  We’ve finally been healthy for a few weeks, increasing our productivity, and even finding time and energy for some side hustling and family fun.     Pregnancy & Prepping For Twins I …

Free Ways To Entertain Kids This Summer

Welcome to July!  Summer is in full swing and you’re probably busy making plans to enjoy as many fun family activities as possible.  Our family skips out on things like costly vacations, expensive amusement parks, or all-inclusive summer camps, because of our current battle with debt.  However, there are plenty of …

Our Frugal Halloween: DIY Dinosaur Costume

As with many different things, a little bit of advance planning for Halloween can keep costs down.  I had been asking my children about their costumes since September in the hope of getting ahead of the game.  Unfortunately, Goofball seemed to change his mind on a daily basis.  I waited …

How To Save Money On Birthday Parties

We recently had our big joint birthday party for Goofball and Tornado. Money is always tight with our debt issues, but especially so this year as I’m on maternity leave from work.  Now, with a few years of practice, we have pretty much perfected the frugal and fun kids’ birthday party.  We …