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  • The Five W's of Affordable Travel: Tips and Advice for Finding the Best Deals

    The Five W’s of Affordable Travel: Tips and Advice for Finding the Best Deals

    Nothing combats day-to-day stress quite like a relaxing vacation. That being said, scouring the internet for travel providers, booking sites and vacation package deals can be an exasperating ordeal – especially with little or no guidance. After all, personal situations will vary, and there is no sure-fire way to find the best deals out there. [...]

  • 8 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

    8 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

    Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils for many reasons.  One saying I’ve heard is, “When in doubt, use lavender.” The many primary uses for lavender essential oil make it a must-have for everyone, and I always keep it on hand.   We are very excited to announce a new section of Frugal Mom [...]

The Five W's of Affordable Travel: Tips and Advice for Finding the Best Deals
April 24, 2014

The Five W’s of Affordable Travel: Tips and Advice for Finding the Best Deals

Nothing combats day-to-day stress quite like a relaxing vacation. That being said, scouring the internet for travel providers, booking sites and vacation package deals can be an exasperating ordeal – especially with little or no guidance. After all, personal situations will vary, and there is no sure-fire way to find the best deals out there. [...]

Help for Mitochondrial Disease
March 2, 2014

Help for Mitochondrial Disease

My son John, who has just turned 18, was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease.  In very simple terms, his body is unable to produce enough energy at the cellular level. As a result, he spends most of his time in bed and has no energy to do the things most 18 year olds like to do.  There [...]

8 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil
February 18, 2014

8 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils for many reasons.  One saying I’ve heard is, “When in doubt, use lavender.” The many primary uses for lavender essential oil make it a must-have for everyone, and I always keep it on hand.   We are very excited to announce a new section of Frugal Mom [...]

Delicious Comfort Food:  Soup Recipes for a Cold Winter Day
February 14, 2014

Delicious Comfort Food: Soup Recipes for a Cold Winter Day

Here are 3 of my family’s favorite soups that are truly comfort foods.  There’s just something about making a big pot of soup on a winter day that makes the cold so much more enjoyable. Tortellini Soup This is a hearty soup.  I have 5 boys (4 are teenagers!) and they love it.  I serve [...]

Hot New Coupons!
January 27, 2014

Hot New Coupons!

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FitFlop Women's Shoe Giveaway!
January 27, 2014

FitFlop Women’s Shoe Giveaway!

    We have a WINNER! Congratulations Brigid OHara Koshko - you had comment #87 and are the FitFlop winner!           —————————————————————————————————————– I am so excited to be offering you all the chance to win an amazing pair of shoes!  The very generous people at FitFlop are giving away a gorgeous pair of [...]

Loving My Dehydrator:  Dehydrate Frozen Vegetables
January 10, 2014

Loving My Dehydrator: Dehydrate Frozen Vegetables

This week I have been going a little dehydrator crazy.   Did you know that you can dehydrate frozen vegetables?  Well you can, and I am here to tell you that it is amazing.  This week I have dehydrated 8 pounds of frozen corn that is now being stored in 2 1-quart mason jars.  What [...]

Frugal Mom's Guide to Once a Month Cooking
November 13, 2013

Frugal Mom’s Guide to Once a Month Cooking

If you are working harder and enjoying your family less… …could be you are spending extra time in your kitchen that could be better spent enjoying your life.  You’ve had a busy day, running errands, carpooling the kids, or maybe you’ve been at work all day. It is 5:00 and you’re finally home. As you [...]

Mama's Top 5 Essentials
September 23, 2013

Mama’s Top 5 Essentials

  Mama’s Top 5 Essentials As a mom, you’re a chef, chauffeur, referee, tutor, supervisor, and entertainer. You’re busy. It’s not impossible that your morning went from calm to hectic within a matter of seconds, but fear not – we’ve figured out the five essentials to make the day run a bit smoother. 1.       Tote [...]

Frugal Family Vacation Ideas
September 8, 2013

Frugal Family Vacation Ideas

Family Fun Doesn’t Have to Cost a Ton!   Frugal Family Vacation Ideas Whether you are taking a vacation or just having fun over the weekend there are many ways this can be done without costing a fortune. I speak from experience because I am a single parent without very much extra cash to work [...]

Fall Decorating Tips
August 28, 2013

Fall Decorating Tips

Five Easy Fall Decorating Tips- Now there’s no excuse not to decorate! Of all the seasons, there is none which invades our senses as dramatically as autumn. The overwhelming pageant of rich, robust colors and textures triggers a desire to bring some of that lavish display right into our homes. Here are some fall decorating tips  that [...]

The Perfect Curtains! Thrift Stores Can Save You Money but BEWARE of little old ladies!
August 8, 2013

The Perfect Curtains! Thrift Stores Can Save You Money but BEWARE of little old ladies!

Finding THE PERFECT curtains= time and brushing up on the karate skills I love thrifting for so many reasons. I thrift to outfit my growing boy. I thrift to outfit myself and my husband. I thrift when I am buying dishes to sell to Replacements,Ltd.  I also thrift when I decide to change the décor [...]

10 Tips To Stop Wasting Money on Curriculum
July 14, 2013

10 Tips To Stop Wasting Money on Curriculum

Tired of wasting money on curriculum? Read these 10 budget friendly tips to start saving today!   Are you a home educating parent, or hoping to be one? If so, you already know the standard formula for selecting curriculum. It goes something like this:   Nervous Parent + Bazillions of Options x Teensie Weensie Budget [...]

Camping Recipes For Your Next Camping Trip Part II
July 6, 2013

Camping Recipes For Your Next Camping Trip Part II

    Grilled Cinnamon Pineapple: one of many great camping recipes! Everyone loves good camping recipes! It has been a while since the last camping recipes were posted . Here is another collection of scrumptious camping recipes that I have gathered. Many are kid friendly too! Pigs in Blankets on a Stick INGREDIENTS: Package of hotdogs [...]

From the Shore to the Home: Turning Sea Treasures into Everyday Décor
June 30, 2013

From the Shore to the Home: Turning Sea Treasures into Everyday Décor

Sea Décor Ideas: Inspiring ways to use the seashells and sea treasures you’ve collected Whenever we travel to the beach, we always collect seashells. I find myself with bags of seashells that get tucked away into never- never land. I was excited by this guest post with some super inspiring sea décor ideas.  Thanks for sharing with us, Jennifer! From [...]

Vow Renewal?  Affordable Ways to Retie the Knot
June 29, 2013

Vow Renewal? Affordable Ways to Retie the Knot

Your vow renewal doesn’t have to break the bank to be memorable and elegant !   Everywhere you turn, someone is renewing their wedding vows. From jet-setting to glamorous locales like St. Lucia, or shutting down entire theme parks like Disneyland (looking at you, Mariah Carey), the rich and famous have taken to this new trend. [...]

Inexpensive Ways to Redefine a Room and Refresh Your Surroundings
June 25, 2013

Inexpensive Ways to Redefine a Room and Refresh Your Surroundings

Inexpensive ways to redefine a room: Could it be just a trashcan away? Are you looking for inexpensive ways to redefine a room? It’s a perfectly natural feeling to grow weary of your house surroundings. If you are a homeowner on a carefully sculpted budget, you may feel as if the money and moment to [...]

P&G Giveaway!
June 20, 2013

P&G Giveaway!

  Are you ready for a giveaway? You will love these amazing products from Proctor and Gamble. I know I love the products they sent me! ____________We have a winner! Comment #2 by Laura. Congratulations. Here is what you get: Crest® 3D White Luxe™-This is one of the BEST toothpastes I have tried. It leaves [...]

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