So, a baby is on the way? Whether it is your first, tenth, or any number in between, babies can be expensive. This is especially true when you have gotten rid of everything remotely baby in the name of “I am finished having kids!” to find out just a couple months later that you […]
Being lazy, I’m happy to make a meal of a bowl of 15 bean soup on rice. But for the rest of my family, I often prepare a simple lettuce or cabbage salad as well. A meal for 4 costs about $3.20. For this seven dollar dinner, a hearty bean soup uses inexpensive salt pork […]
Prepare beef and bean burritos for four for under $7. I love cooking shows on TV but am underwhelmed at the ambition of some television chefs. They often set crazy high spending limits for “budget” meals—$20 for dinner, or $15 when they really stretch. Rachael Ray tries harder when she offers meals using ingredients that […]
Preparing your family for a power outage does not need to be expensive. Just by thinking ahead, you will be surprised what you can find at sales and re-sale shops – or even in hand-me-downs! Clothing. Keep an eye out for blue jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts, shoes and socks. None of these has to fit well […]
Forget buying twenty Sunday papers! There are plenty of ways to get coupons for free, and all it involves is a little of your time and creativity. Get Coupons from the Sunday Paper I know I just said you don’t need to buy twenty copies for yourself, and that’s true, although there are deals to […]
Freezer cooking is a method of preparing meals or other foods and storing them in your freezer for future use. We’ve talked a little about the advantages of freezer cooking and using your meals to bless your family and others in need. Let’s talk about actually planning your freezer cooking menu. This is especially good […]
Through consignment and resale stores, parents can bring in cash by selling outgrown clothing, toys and other nice quality items. Especially in challenging economic times, many families need to bring in some extra income for spending money, to help pay bills, or even to provide for basics. Selling or consigning items at resale shops can be an easy and flexible part-time job for stay-at-home moms and dads.