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Frugal Fun on a cold snowy day

It’s bitter cold here in Omaha, -2 degrees, and the kids have been stuck in the house all week with colds. Now that my oldest is better she really wants to go outside and play in some snow but I can’t let her since it’s so ridiculously cold and windy. So, I decided to let Read more


Make your own baby food

I have a 5 month old son who is just starting out on solid foods and I don’t want to buy the expensive jars of baby food. At his age, he only eats a small amount from the jar and then the rest is wasted. Yesterday, my doctor told me a great way to make Read more


Goal Setting Tips!

Happy New Year’s! This is a popular time of year to set goals or make resolutions. Some people make resolutions and some don’t, but I think setting goals is important any time of year and wanted to focus on goal setting today. I recently asked readers what goals they have for the year, and many Read more


Meal Planning 1 Bag=5 Dinners

UPDATE – Also, check out the monthly meal plans we create every month with a full month of easy, family friendly recipes and printable calendars. I am loving the new Kraft 1 bag, 5 dinners meal planner. Each bag includes the recipes and shopping list for a week of home cooked meals for a family Read more


6 Christmas Gift Ideas on a Budget!

Disclosure: Contains affiliate link Are you stressing out about being able to afford Christmas gifts this year? Get creative with these Christmas gift ideas on a budget. 1. Redeem your rewards & credits. Many companies offer rewards programs. This time of year, I redeem my credit card rewards, store rewards, Bing search reward credit, Ibotta cash back Read more


How to have a frugal Christmas

Now that’s it officially November, I decided to feature a two part series on having a frugal Christmas. I love the holidays and getting together with family, but Christmas can be very unforgiving on the family finances. We live on a budget, so Christmas time can be very stressful in our household. Over the last Read more