TBT: 4 Values to Teach as a Frugal Parent

For Throw Back Thursday: a post from 4 years ago. What does frugal parenting mean to you?

Parenting QuoteMy husband and I made an appointment at the bank recently to discuss options for refinancing our mortgage.  Our children are 6, 8, and 11; do we get a babysitter for an hour-long meeting? Continue reading “TBT: 4 Values to Teach as a Frugal Parent”

10 Ways Amy Dacyczyn Inspired Me – Aimee’s Take

tightwad gazetteNot too long after becoming a stay-at-home mom when my second child was born, I discovered this book at the library, a compilation of Amy Dacyczyn’s widely distributed newsletter from the 1990’s called, The Tightwad Gazette. It was nearly 10 years after she stopped writing that I discovered her stuff. Continue reading “10 Ways Amy Dacyczyn Inspired Me – Aimee’s Take”

Attention Shoppers: How to Avoid GMO’s in Packaged Food

 

Dont be a lab rat

What are GMO’s? Start here for a two-minute video 

How are GMO’s bad for me? Click here for video trailer of Secret Ingredients Movie   Continue reading “Attention Shoppers: How to Avoid GMO’s in Packaged Food”

What’s the Buzz About GMOs?

Screenshot 2016-02-22 23.18.36Three and a half years ago, I wrote this post, where I mentioned a book that Marilyn’s husband, Steve, first read, called, The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It. I thought I was informed before I read that book. Yep, boy, was I wrong! I got schooled on GMOs and wrote about it here. Since then, A LOT has happened…  Continue reading “What’s the Buzz About GMOs?”

Make It Monday Recipe Week 1: Easy, Yummy, Basic Guacamole

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Just 4 ingredients!

Here is a family favorite: Basic Guacamole – great for chips and raw vegetables, sandwiches, tacos, burritos, burgers, and whatever foods need some extra pizazz!  Continue reading “Make It Monday Recipe Week 1: Easy, Yummy, Basic Guacamole”

Make-Your-Own Hummus: A Delicious, Frugal Gateway to Eating More Fiber – Especially If You Have Teenagers

Hummus + veggies and/or whole-grain snacks = High fiber intake

I’ve been making homemade hummus from this recipe since March 2007, when food.com was recipezaar.com. Continue reading “Make-Your-Own Hummus: A Delicious, Frugal Gateway to Eating More Fiber – Especially If You Have Teenagers”