Thrifty Thursday

With 9 to provide for and one income, we do our best to make a little go a long way. Due to incredibly generous friends, our kids have never lacked for hand-me-down clothes. They love them. But in the last few months, maybe even a year, Melanie and Angela have been expressing a desire to add more things that are “their style” to the basics they already have. Eek! … [Read more...]

Dude, You’re Four

Grocery shopping can be a polarizing topic; people seem to either love it or hate it. I, personally, enjoy grocery shopping… when I am by myself and have no budget to stick to. To keep our grocery bills down, I need to make a grocery list before shopping, and stick to the list. Confession: The List is a sacrosanct thing in our house. Everyone knows when shopping that if you want something that isn’t on the list, the answer is going to be no. Actually, the answer is, “Remind me when we get home and I will put it on the list for next week.” … [Read more...]