Kids Will Love These Frozen Smoothies For Snack

July 9, 2010 · Filed Under Frugal Meals, Frugal Parenting, Healthy Work at Home Mom · Comments Off on Kids Will Love These Frozen Smoothies For Snack 

I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for ways to get my little girl to eat healthier and that of course includes plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. One of the things I love best about summer is all the fresh product that’s available. Getting our children to eat them though can […]

Making Room in Your Budget for Some Frugal Summer Fun

July 30, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal, Frugal Parenting · Comments Off on Making Room in Your Budget for Some Frugal Summer Fun 

Keeping yourself and your family amused throughout the summer when you’re on a tight budget can be increasingly difficult, but certainly not impossible. Here are some tips on how to budget frugally and leave a little money in the cookie jar for fun and frolicing: • Don’t waste your money buying expensive books from a […]

Creative Ways to Recycle CDs

July 29, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal, Frugal Parenting · Comments Off on Creative Ways to Recycle CDs 

Creative Ways to Recycle Unused CDs If you’re like me, you probably have a truck load of old CDs that you no longer want or listen to but have simply not gotten around to tossing in the trash or taking to Goodwill. Well, don’t throw those babies out just yet! Instead, gather the kids and […]

Frugal Parenting Tips for Sending the Kids Back to School

July 9, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal, Frugal Parenting · Comments Off on Frugal Parenting Tips for Sending the Kids Back to School 

School will be starting up again before you know it. And with that comes a lot of added expense for budget-burdened families. But there are ways frugal moms can save on the cost of getting the kids ready to go back to school. Here are some ideas to help you begin. Plan what you’ll need. […]

30 Ways to Keep the Kids Busy This Summer

July 3, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal, Frugal Parenting · 1 Comment 

The official start of summer has come and gone, and the days are passing steadily. It seems to be about this time every year that the kids are over the “I can’t wait for summer vacation!” excitement and have moved quickly into the “Mom, I’m bored!” blues. Here are some ideas to help you entertain […]

Teaching Your Children to Save

June 24, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal, Frugal Parenting · Comments Off on Teaching Your Children to Save 

As parents, we want our children to grow into successful, well-adjusted adults who understand the value of money and who know how to manage it. But money management isn’t a skill learned by osmosis. We can’t just hope they’ll soak up what they need to earn and save money, prepare a budget, manage a checkbook, […]

40 Free and Low-Cost Ideas for Family Fun

June 11, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal, Frugal Parenting · Comments Off on 40 Free and Low-Cost Ideas for Family Fun 

Sometimes saving money can be a real chore. You may begin to feel deprived that you can’t go out to eat or go to expensive movies. Especially on the weekends when the budget doesn’t allow money for entertainment. But that doesn’t mean you have to sit around and watch television all day! There are many […]

Clothing Your Kids on a Budget

June 9, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal, Frugal Parenting · Comments Off on Clothing Your Kids on a Budget 

Clothing kids who grow faster than dandelions on a rain-soaked, sun-drenched lawn can be a challenge. It’s especially trying when paychecks are already stretched to the max. But there are ways you can dress your kids well without breaking the bank. • Check yard sales, thrift stores and eBay for kids clothes – in that […]

Frugal Preschool Fun

October 31, 2008 · Filed Under Frugal Parenting, Preschool Lesson Plans & Themes · 1 Comment 

Do you want to get your kids ready for Kindergarten, but don’t want to spend a lot of money doing it? My husband and I have five kids and we have been through preschool 4 times now. We have a lot of experience in teaching little ones and saving a buck at the same time. […]

Budget Friendly Birthday Parties

October 29, 2008 · Filed Under Cheap Parties, Frugal Parenting · Comments Off on Budget Friendly Birthday Parties 

I love birthdays! When my birthday rolls around each year, I get just as excited as my kids get on their birthdays!  The only problem is that birthday celebrations can be expensive. More than just presents, birthday parties include food, decorations, and favors for the guests which can really add up. I would like to […]

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