Posts filed under: Frugal Living

Free Printable Meal Planners Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to deal with the hassle of figuring out what’s for dinner every night?  Part of the reason that maintaining a real food lifestyle becomes difficult is because most...
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My Walmart Grocery Pickup Review Okay, friends. I didn’t think they could do it, but Walmart convinced me to shop with them again. I stopped shopping at Walmart years ago because I found the shopping experience at other stores to...
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One Ingredient Natural Laundry Detergent It’s no secret that store-bought laundry detergent contains ingredients that aren’t great for the environment and our bodies.  From sulfates to dioxanes to fragrances, conventional laundry detergents are sudsing up a toxic soup in your...
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56 Free Homeschool Math Resources After we spent way too much money on our first set of homeschool curriculum only to discover we hated it, I decided to create my own homeschool curriculum. While I love shopping for new, affordable...
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56 Free Homeschool Reading Resources Fortunately for homeschooling parents there is no shortage of free homeschooling reading resources! Homeschooling doesn’t have to be an expensive venture.  There are so many online resources that are completely free.  We’re fortunate to live...
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How to Save Money on Groceries Without Using Coupons Several years ago extreme couponing was all the rage. Thankfully, most couponers I know today have a more moderate and balanced approach to couponing. As well, many former extreme couponers like...
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Free Homeschool Science Resources Science is one of the most fun homeschool subjects to teach my sons. Our family is pretty science-focused but we prefer an unschooling approach to learning science. There’s just so much to explore and each child...
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56 Free Language Arts Resources for Homeschoolers Language arts is one of my favorite subjects to teach my children. Maybe because I’m a writer? Over the years, I’ve found many great free language arts resources for homeschoolers. We’ve enriched our...
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How to Stretch a Whole Chicken Into Seven Meals One question I often get from friends, family, and readers is “Is there any way to make a real food diet more affordable?” Of course there is! I’ve written about how...
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Easy Homemade Pie Crust Made With Butter We all need a simple homemade pie crust recipe in our recipe box, don’t we?  I don’t know why, but people seem intimidated by the thought of making a pie crust from scratch.  It’s...
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56 FREE Homeschool Social Studies Resources I’ll admit, I didn’t really enjoy social studies in school. While I remember a bit about geography, history is a blur. Sure, I memorized what I needed for tests and made good grades, but...
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Amazon Subscribe and Save Make Real Food Affordable Real food has a reputation for being pricey. Although I’ve seen the prices of real, healthy food go down over the past few years I’ve found ways to afford my real food...
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It’s never too early to start thinking about holiday gift shopping.  In fact, I plan way ahead to get my kids’ Christmas gifts for free. Fortunately, it’s easy to do and anyone who has a computer or smartphone, or grocery shops...
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How much is your cable bill each month? Do you really watch $50-200 worth of TV? If you’re ready to cut the cord on cable and get rid of the unnecessary expense, like my family did, read on to find out...
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My Five Favorite Frugal Living YouTube Channels Recently I posted a list of my 10 favorite YouTube moms. When I have time, I love to watch the great content these moms create to show us how they live their lives and...
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How to Homeschool Your Second Grader for Free When I was a new homeschooling mom, I spent way too much money on two complete homeschool curricula for my sons, who were then in 2nd grade and Kindergarten.  It was not a good...
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How To Make A Meal Plan I’ve written before that meal planning is essential to feeding a family on a budget.  Without a meal plan, there is waste, either of food or of money or both.  That’s easy for me say,...
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How to Eat Real Food on a Budget Have you given up on a healthier diet for you and your family because of the cost of whole, organic foods?  I understand how you feel.  I once believed that truly nutritious foods...
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Easy Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix One of my favorite cold-weather foods is chili.  It’s so simple, filling and versatile.  Making chili in the slow cooker is a wonderful way to have a quick, healthy dinner on the table in no time...
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Can You Afford to be a Stay-at-Home Parent? When I was pregnant with my first child, I probably googled this question on a weekly basis looking for confirming information about how a single-income family could live comfortably.  This question was...
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Blossom Cup Review Recently I was given the opportunity to try a Blossom Cup.  I was hesitant at first because, well, I’ve never used a menstrual cup before and frankly, I thought of them as something used by my friends who...
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5 Things I Wish I’d Known as a New Mom Before I had children everyone told me the news:  Babies are hard work!  Who hasn’t heard that little news flash, right?  But, what no one was able to tell me...
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Free Online Homeschooling Resources There are so many free online homeschooling resources, proving that homeschooling doesn’t have to be expensive.   I’d like to share with you the free online homeschooling resources I’ve found to be helpful.  This post will be...
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How To Get Rid of Ants in Potted Plants It’s the beginning of fall and the ants are taking over.  We’re cutting grass less often (probably won’t need to cut it again until mid-Spring) and tending to the plants less...
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How to Create Your Own Homeschool Curriculum When I began my home schooling journey I was overwhelmed by the incredible number of curricula available.  I had no idea where to start.  If you are there, please check out this book...
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Editor’s Note:  This is a sponsored post for which I am receiving compensation.  All opinions are 100% mine and 100% honest. Top Ten Ways to Save Energy A few weeks ago, I introduced the Lennox Energy Savings Superstar Contest.  (If...
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The Best Natural Deodorant Well, you know you’re a hippie when . . . Yes, I’ve crossed the last threshold into the world of natural living. However, I don’t fancy smelling badly. I’ve had my eyes water on more than one occasion...
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How to Homeschool Your First Grader for Free When I was a new homeschooling mom, I spent way too much money on two complete homeschool curricula for my sons, who were then in 2nd grade and Kindergarten.  It was not a good...
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Editor’s Note:  I was given a FlavFusion infuser water bottle to try and review.  Flavored Water is Refreshing, But is it Healthy? When I was child my mother didn’t allow soda in the house. She knew it was not healthy...
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How to Homeschool Your Kindergartener for Free When my family first began homeschooling I thought that I needed a fancy-schmancy complete curriculum.  I plunked down big bucks for an everything-included boxed curriculum for my 2nd grader and his preschool-kindergarten level...
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