How We Gave Up Cable and How You Can, Too

My husband and I debated about giving up cable long before we ever did. We were so tired of paying for it, And, since we don't watch much television anyway, it was an expense that really wasn't worth it. It got to the point where the stress and time involved in paying attention to the rates all the … [Read more...]

18 Things We Did to Become Completely Debt Free (Before Age 42!)

Are you drowning in debt? Are you skeptical to believe that it really is possible to become debt free while in your early forties? I will show you exactly how we did it, and you can, too. I will also tell you that we did it with a growing family that now includes eight children. Furthermore, for … [Read more...]

15 More Frugal Tips for Feeding Your Family

I have a family of 10 to feed and not a huge amount of money coming in. This means I have to make every penny count. How do I do this? All kinds of ways, and I love sharing my frugal tips with you so you can get the most of your money when it comes to feeding your family. Believe me, I understand … [Read more...]

Take Control of Your Holidays (Once & For All)

The holidays can be an exciting time, but they can also be a stressful time, especially if we come into this bustling time of year behind the eight ball. And, it seems to happen every year, doesn't it? The stress, the strain, and the overwhelm. We can so easily become so stressed out about the … [Read more...]

8 Must Know Tips For Creating a Budget That Works!

Creating a budget is a necessary part of maintaining a frugal lifestyle, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. However, a budget does need to be accurate. Without an accurate budget, your budget simple won't work. Before you get scared off by the word "budget," it is important to just think of a … [Read more...]

The Trick You Need to Know to Buy Chicken on the Cheap!

As someone who has a family of 10 to feed, I can say that I have had to come up with every strategy possible when it comes to making the budget work - including how I buy my chicken. Smart grocery shopping is one of the keys to keeping the budget in check. In fact, did you know that many … [Read more...]

Refresh & Restore Your Mom Heart

You guys! I have what might me the most exciting news that I’ve heard in a very long time. Like maybe all year. I know you are going to find it exciting, too. There is a conference coming up in just over a week and it’s just for us moms…and it’s FREE. That’s right, you can attend this … [Read more...]

Why Amazon Prime Could Be Killing Your Budget

This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you. I love all things Amazon, I really do. And, I love Amazon Prime even more. I’ve even written about Amazon before a few times. For instance, I wrote about why I always make room for … [Read more...]

Is Your Costco Membership Costing You More Than You’re Saving?

I love Costco. I really do. My Costco membership is amazing! So, I in no way am saying that Costco is a bad place. I’m not saying anything even remotely close to that idea. Let me just get that straight right here before you read any further. But, it is true that Costco really could be costing … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Fall Craft Decoration Even Moms Who Suck at Crafts Can Make With Their Kids

*This is a guest post by my oldest daughter, Music Girl  Are you looking for easy and fun crafts to make for fall that both you and your kids will enjoy? Do you need something festive that makes your home look and feel like fall?Look no further! Throughout the month of September, I will show you … [Read more...]

When the Money Just Isn’t There

Have you lived through a time when the money just isn’t there? Perhaps you find yourself there right now. Maybe right now you are in a place where you have no money at all. You could be nearing the end of yet another month and have no idea how you're going to make it all work. Mostly, you know … [Read more...]

How to Plan For Stress-Free Week Days on the Weekend

Everyone knows school days can be stressful - especially when you aren’t completely prepared for them! The weekend can be a vital planning time for the coming week if you just take the time to do it. Weekday mornings can be so stressful. Things get lost, people get up late and dash out the door … [Read more...]

Costco or Amazon Prime – Which Saves You More?

Both Amazon Prime and Costco can be great ways to save money, but how do you really know? As someone who has learned to raise a super-sized family on less than $25,000 a year (there are 10 of us), I’ve had to learn how to make every penny stretch as far as it can. If you really want to know which … [Read more...]

Clean Your Nasty Window Tracks Using One Simple Trick

Are you tired of looking at all the gunky nastiness in your window tracks? It is amazing how fast they can collect this ugly specimen of ickiness, isn’t it? The window tracks I will be cleaning today are from the sliders that are in my dining room, which means they are exactly what I look down at … [Read more...]

20 Fun Back to School Traditions

Back to school time can be a stressful and anxious time for both students and parents. While we can’t completely remove the stress or anxious feelings entirely, we can overcome these feelings. One way we can do this is by creating and revisiting some fun back to school traditions every … [Read more...]