Having children a selfish act?

On Saturday, when my blog was down, my husband and I read this incredibly sad and disturbing article, and I’ve been mulling over a post about it ever since. Here are some of the “highlights”: Had Toni Vernelli gone ahead with her pregnancy ten years ago, she would know at first hand what it is like to cradle her own baby, to have a pair of innocent eyes gazing up at her with unconditional love, to feel a little hand slipping into hers – and […]

Life without a microwave

Natural solutions for cleaning tough stuff

Frugal Family Vacations!

Extreme Frugality: Attitude

If you haven’t been reading her recent series on Extreme Frugality, I’d recommend you make a beeline over to Days to Come. Jeana has been taking a good, hard look at our concepts of frugality, our priorities, how far we’re willing to take it, and what it looks like in every day life. When she shared this guest post with me, it hit me right where I was at. Guest Post by Jeana I recently saw a news article about how people are more likely […]

My makeup arrived!

“Greening” your kitchen (the frugal way!)

I’ve been anticipating this post from fellow blogger Michele, of Frugal Granola, on ways to eliminate disposables with simple and homemade options. I appreciate her perspective on simple living (check out her series), and I think that her resourcefulness is a wonderful example. Read on for some of her great ideas (I love the sandwich wrap!)… During our first years of marriage, we always assumed that we were “environmentally-responsible” people. After all, we sent out plenty of recycling each week! However, as we began discovering […]

Getting homestay students