That baby the Doctor said to get rid of…

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  Here's a recent photo of that baby the Neonatologist encouraged me to "terminate". Guess I made the right call. … [Continue reading]

Frugal Summer Fun

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This summer my family is working on a goal: we're saving up a down payment for a home. So I've been flexing my old frugal muscles and trying to minimize expenses everywhere. Of course, that doesn't mean I don't plan on having fun this summer. Summers are made for relaxing, especially when you … [Continue reading]

Five Frugal Things

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Joining up with frugal and fabulous bloggers The Frugal Girl and The Non-Consumer Advocate to share Five Frugal Things I've done recently. 1) … [Continue reading]

Recent Reads, perimenopause version

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It's going to look like I did very little reading this month, when the truth is I did a ton. To be fair, I mostly skimmed several books on the … [Continue reading]

Scam week at the Willard house

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It's an odd coincidence that after my last post about finances, the scammers decided to target our family. My husband called in the middle of a … [Continue reading]

shame of the middle class (and why teach kids about money)

By now you may have read either the original Atlantic article on The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans, or read a response to it. The article … [Continue reading]

Um, this is cooler than I thought.

I was digging around at the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle site yesterday, downloading more of my goodies, when I noticed something I missed before: The … [Continue reading]

Large family logistics: it’s all about systems

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I've been thinking a lot lately about systems, and how implementing them is the answer to solving so many problems, especially in a large … [Continue reading]

Recent reads

Linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy's Quick Lit - quick reviews of books recently read. All You Need to be Impossibly French by Helena Frith … [Continue reading]

Having one of those days? Watch this

I'll never forget an experience I had shortly after my first child was born. Just a few weeks old, I had dressed him up to go to our place of worship. … [Continue reading]