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Written by Stacy Myers, Contributing Writer When we bought our new home, it didn’t come with a coat closet. Bummer. We did have the Jesus closet, but alas, He’s gone somewhere else (thank you, yard sale!). But a girl just has... Read More

Homemade Cocoa Body Scrub and Body Butterby  

Written by Brandy, Contributing Writer It's getting to be that time of year again when I sometimes like to smell a little bit festive.  Ya know...aside from the ordinary scent of oatmeal, honey, and whatever my toddler ate for lunch.... Read More

A Day in the Life: Diana (Real Food Mama Shopping for the Healthiest Food at the Lowest Prices)by  

Written by Diana, Contributing Writer I don't know about you, but these past few years have been the most challenging, economically, for my family. When my husband and I had our first child six years ago, we made the decision... Read More

How to Take Advantage of Clearance Produceby  

Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer Since this season is all about incorporating more veggies into our diets and eating from our pantries and freezers, I thought it would be a prime time to share one of my favorite frugal grocery... Read More

Using Beans to Keep the Food Budget in Checkby  

I recently shared a very popular $250 sample grocery budget, and mentioned that one of the ways that I would stretch things out was with the use of vegetarian meals, most of which feature beans and legumes. Katie has written... Read More

Increase Your Wardrobe — Without Spending Any Money {Developing a Women’s Clothing Exchange}by  

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... Read More

How I Would Improve my $250 Grocery Budget Even Moreby  

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.... Read More

What I Would Feed my Family on a Monthly Budget of $250by  

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... Read More

Can Coupons Be Used Responsibly?by  

Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer As mothers raising families in a tough economy, we are always looking for ways to save money and make our dollars stretch a little further. Since the beginning of time, mothers have learned to be... Read More

My New eBook- Plan It, Don’t Panic: Everything You Need to Successfully Create and Use a Meal Planby  

Announcing my newest eBook... Plan It, Don't Panic: How to Successfully Create and Use a Meal Plan! What if you could learn to meal plan in a way that helped you to eat better, while saving you money, time and... Read More

Book Review: The Money Saving Mom’s Budget (5 Copies to Win!)by  

If you want to learn something, one of the best ways is to learn from someone who has actually done it. Do you want to learn to get your budget under control, cut your expenses drastically, simplify your life, and live both... Read More

5 Tips for Saving Money on Natural Skincareby  

Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer As we learn more about how our skin absorbs the products we slather on, it's only natural that we desire to use safe alternatives as part of our regular skin care routine. If you’ve... Read More

11 Ways to Save on Your Grocery Billby  

  As 2011 comes to an end, we’re sharing helpful lists to help you save money, stay healthy, get organized, creatively repurpose, frugally gift-give, intentionally celebrate and more in our “11 Things for 2011” series throughout these holiday months. By... Read More

11 Ways to Use Stale Breadby  

As 2011 comes to an end, we’re sharing helpful lists to help you save money, stay healthy, get organized, creatively repurpose, frugally gift-give, intentionally celebrate and more in our “11 Things for 2011” series throughout these holiday months. If there... Read More

Plan It- Don’t Panic Meal Planning Challenge (and Simplifying Menu Planning for Busy Times)by  

Snow is lovely. Except when it delays my flight home from Pennsylvania by 24 hours, keeping me from my family. These things just happen, though, and so here I sit in the Harrisburg Sheraton hotel, attempting to come up with... Read More

Plan It- Don’t Panic Meal Planning Challenge Week 5 (And 7 Ways to Use Those Leftovers)by  

Can you believe we've been consistently meal planning together for over an entire month now? I don't know about you, but after a summer of inconsistency, in both my planning and in the meals I was serving, it feels good.... Read More

Plan It- Don’t Panic Meal Planning Challenge Week 4 (And What to Do If You Mess Up Your Meal Plan)by  

The other night, I went to make dinner after a very busy afternoon out, and realized that most dreaded of mistakes. The meal plan on the fridge said "Roast beef". The large roast was sitting downstairs. In the freezer. Frozen... Read More

3 Tips That Will Truly Help You to Manage Your Grocery Budget Betterby  

Once upon a time, there was this girl who was very careful with her budget. So careful that her husband trusted her implicitly, and she carefully maintained her grocery budget with cash each month, so as not to overspend. She... Read More

Plan It- Don’t Panic Meal Planning Challenge (And Recipe for Okonomiyaki)by  

Welcome to the 3rd week of the Plan It- Don't Panic Meal Planning Challenge! How are your meal plans coming along? Is it getting easier to put them together? Do you find that you are saving money? Time? Dinnertime sanity?... Read More

Plan It- Don’t Panic Meal Planning Challenge (Plus Grocery Budget Tips)by  

Welcome to the 2nd week of the Plan It- Don't Panic Meal Planning Challenge! I was so excited to see so many of you participating actively in the challenge, whether by sharing a link to your own meal plan or... Read More

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