Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer This ooey, gooey cake is a chocolate lover’s dream – specifically a dark chocolate lover’s dream! It’s light and airy, but oh-so rich all at the same time. A perfect ending to a lovely Valentine’s dinner at home. The key to this cake is using a very good quality chocolate. If it’s fair-trade and organic that’s even better! With so few ingredients, choosing the very best quality you can find will guarantee that this cake will taste amazing. I included […]
Today I’m over at Simple Organic, sharing my two-week oil pulling journal, and more thoughts on the why’s and how’s and “does it work” of this truly unique (and only slightly crazy and gross) health practice. A friend of mine is doing a lot of research on how to strengthen teeth, and both reverse and prevent cavities, naturally. Since I’m so busy these days, I’m happy to let her do the research and then I can follow her lead. One of the things that she […]
The winners of The Money Saving Mom’s Budget are: 1) Hannah (hsode) 2) Monique (maidenofhisgrace) 3) Rebecca (rite_as_rain) 4) Christa (Czgroups) 5) Clare (rdifonzo) Congratulations ladies!
Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer My family operates on a tight budget. And since having children, there hasn’t been much–if any–room in that budget for adding to mine or my husband’s wardrobe. But just over a year ago I discovered a way to increase my wardrobe–without spending any money: a women’s clothing exchange. Image by agador My Sister’s Closet A local church where I attend a weekly Bible study has hosted a women’s clothing exchange called My Sister’s Closet for several years. Although I never would have […]
If you haven’t yet read my initial post, What I Would Feed my Family on a Monthly Budget of $250, I would suggest going there first, and then coming back to this post. First, Some Answers to Your Questions 1. No, this isn’t how we regularly eat. I did mention that in the other post, but I want to say it again for clarity. This is make-believe. Our usual grocery budget (which includes about $30-40 of household and toiletries) is $450, NOT $250. The point […]
By Contributing Writer, Brandy Ferguson As a homeschooling mom of seven, and now getting ready to meet our eighth son in a matter of days, I’ve never been busier in my life! With so much on my to-do list added to my already full schedule, I admit to having moments of brief panic in which I think to myself, “what if I don’t get it all done before I go into labor?” or…”what if the boys’ rooms look like THAT when the baby arrives!?!” or…”what […]
Note: This post was written several years ago, and so the food prices are not current. I would guesstimate than in the almost three years since I wrote it, prices have gone up enough that I would need to spend closer to $350 a month to make this same bare-bones grocery budget and meal plan work. The meal ideas and especially the money-saving tips in the second post are all still completely relevant, but just keep in mind that prices are not as accurate as […]
Written by Natalie Klejwa, Contributing Writer I’m not a child expert or anything. I’ve had a few babies. I’ve learned over the years that there is a lot of paraphernalia out there you could purchase or register for to get ready for your new family member, but most of it is completely unnecessary and a total waste of money. This is my list of the good stuff that I have not regretted purchasing, and some of it I have only recently discovered. I wish I […]