A Beautiful Quote for Frugal Families

Last night was Back to School Night at the Middle School, and the principal put up a quote on his PowerPoint that spoke to me…and I’m sure it’ll speak to anyone who reads this blog:  Continue reading “A Beautiful Quote for Frugal Families”

Frugal Parenting, Frugal Snacking: What to Feed Hungry, Growing Teens

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes!
Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes! What a great concept! There are lots of recipes out there that I hope to try soon as a way to fill up my teens’ raging appetites. (Photo credit: tawest64)

Going to the grocery store one time a week is a thing of the past, according to this article from the Daily Mail in the U.K., which states that moms make nineteen trips a month to the grocery store. I’m sure that’s about the same for moms in the U.S., especially those with teens in the house. Here are some ideas to make those nearly daily trips to the supermarket make a dent in your teen’s appetite.  Continue reading “Frugal Parenting, Frugal Snacking: What to Feed Hungry, Growing Teens”

Quotable Quotes for Sustainable Serenity 9.9.12

Maybe you are like me, and when you were 10, you routinely read your parents’ copy of Reader’s Digest.  My favorite page was “Quotable Quotes.”  Perhaps this is where I got my inspiration to start a chapbook of quotes and words of wisdom to help guide me to best overcome the adversity of life with grace and determination.

Here’s a quick one today:

May you be truly rich-

~Aimee, TFF

Quotable Quotes for Sustainable Serenity 9.2.12

Maybe you are like me and, when you were 10, you routinely read your parents’ copy of Reader’s Digest.  My favorite page was “Quotable Quotes.”  Perhaps this is where I got my inspiration to start a chapbook of quotes and words of wisdom to help guide me to best overcome the adversity of life with grace and determination.  Continue reading “Quotable Quotes for Sustainable Serenity 9.2.12”

The Tightwad Tutor–Lesson #10: Save 20% or More By Grocery Shopping Without Your Kids

The Tightwad Tutor–Lesson #10: Save 20% Or More By Grocery Shopping Without Your Kids

English: Shopping cart with seating for 3 chil...
Yes, these carts with kids’ seats seem ideal, but kids pop in and out of the seats, still grab things, etc. Plus, have you ever tried to handle one of these things in a store! OMG! I felt like I was driving a tractor trailer with those heavy two-seater carts! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s tough to make this a short post, but it’s worth a quick note. Shop without kids, no matter what age (babies distract, too). Continue reading “The Tightwad Tutor–Lesson #10: Save 20% or More By Grocery Shopping Without Your Kids”

Redefining Success: How Living in a Town of Entitled Families Fuels My Desire to Give My Kids a Better Work Ethic

Teaching kids life and work skills isn’t easy in this age of the enabling parent. I’m reading one new and excellent book, “Cleaning House:  A Mom’s Twelve-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement,” because I refuse to raise helpless and entitled kids.  Continue reading “Redefining Success: How Living in a Town of Entitled Families Fuels My Desire to Give My Kids a Better Work Ethic”