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Help for Mitochondrial Disease

Help for Mitochondrial Disease

March 2, 2014

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

8 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

February 18, 2014

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

Delicious Comfort Food: Soup Recipes for a Cold Winter Day

February 14, 2014

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!

Hot New Coupons!

January 27, 2014

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FitFlop Women's Shoe Giveaway!

FitFlop Women’s Shoe Giveaway!

January 27, 2014

    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

Loving My Dehydrator: Dehydrate Frozen Vegetables

January 10, 2014

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

Frugal Mom’s Guide to Once a Month Cooking

November 13, 2013

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 [...]

Vow Renewal?  Affordable Ways to Retie the Knot

Vow Renewal? Affordable Ways to Retie the Knot

June 29, 2013

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. [...]

Would You Like To Make Money Selling Dishes?

Would You Like To Make Money Selling Dishes?

May 22, 2013

Make Money Selling Dishes! Have you ever wondered how you could make money selling dishes?  It may be easier than you think! Who would have thought you could make money selling dishes? Not me- but it certainly worked. Let me share with you how this came about and how I made over $600/mo selling dishes.  [...]

Weekend Craft Projects

Weekend Craft Projects

February 28, 2013

 Looking for some great craft ideas to do this weekend?  Here are some that I’ve pinned and can’t wait to try!  What’s on your list?   Felt Needle Book:   mmmCrafts Glass Fabric Magnets:  Mr. & Mrs. Phillips DIY Braided Necklace:  More Design Please Fabric Flower Pillow: Laundry & Other Stuff Book Page Wreath Tutorial: [...]

50 Classic Children's Literature Books

50 Classic Children’s Literature Books

February 4, 2013

Nothing is more relaxing than curling up in front of the fire with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate.  If you are looking for a great book to read with your children, here is a list of 50 classic children’s literature books the whole family will love!   If you are looking [...]

Catching Up...and Dryer Sheets

Catching Up…and Dryer Sheets

February 1, 2013

Catching Up… Tomorrow is February 2nd,  a.k.a. Groundhog Day!  What a fun day – will he see his shadow, or not? Will Bill Murry wake up to “I’ve Got You Babe” again, or will it be a new day?  Good stuff I tell you! It has been over a month since I’ve posted.  How in [...]

103 Inexpensive Stocking Stuffers

103 Inexpensive Stocking Stuffers

November 30, 2012

103 Inexpensive  Stocking Stuffers are back by popular demand!   Want to discuss how to have a frugal Christmas?  Join us in our Frugal Mom Frugal Living Forum! Candy Lip Balm Socks $1 Makeup from e.l.f. Cosmetics Gift cards Earphones Yo-Yo Silly Putty Movie Tickets (Save up to 60% on Movie Tickets and Concessions with [...]

P&G Giveaway!

P&G Giveaway!

August 10, 2012

We have a winner.  Congratulations to Wendy Tomlinson who had comment #34! _____________________ Anyone in the mood for a summer giveaway from P&G?  I know I am!   P&G sent me an awesome box of goodies this summer and my family absolutely loves the products. My husband said that he will never use another shaving [...]

Raising Chickens for Eggs

Raising Chickens for Eggs

April 12, 2012

When I married a country boy, I should have known that something like this could have happened.  But honestly,  I never thought I’d be raising chickens for eggs.  And now I wonder – does having chickens make me a country girl? Hubby: Green acres is the place for me. Farm livin’ is the life for [...]

8 Ways to Go Green and Save Money

8 Ways to Go Green and Save Money

April 5, 2012

Go Green Everyone wants to do something to save the planet, but the fact is that going green can cost money. For example, while the idea of a hybrid car looks good on paper, the fact is that a hybrid SUV for a family of five is often out of reach, budget-wise.  Fortunately, there are [...]

Why consolidating your bills might be the best decision you make in 2012

Why consolidating your bills might be the best decision you make in 2012

April 4, 2012

Guest Post by Brad Swain Bill consolidation, or debt consolidation, is the process of combining loans such as auto loans, mortgages, and credit cards into a single fixed-term loan. This allows you to make one monthly payment to one creditor instead of making multiple payments to many creditors. Loan consolidation can be beneficial in a [...]

Spring Into Free Flavor With International Delight

Spring Into Free Flavor With International Delight

March 23, 2012

To celebrate the beginning of spring, International Delight is making a splash with their Spring Into Free Flavor Sweepstakes. All you have to do is “Like” International Delight on Facebook and you’ll be entered to win creamer for a whole year!  Check out the details below:   Spring Into Free Flavor Sweepstakes Prizes include: Grand [...]

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