Motherhood Moments

Parenting Pointers: 7 Simple Ways To Get Kids To Clean

Motherhood Moments

Life with kids can sometimes get a little messy, to say the least. Toys find their way into every part of the house, dishes double, food spills are plenty, and don’t get me started on all the spilled bits of Play-Doh or worse-- slime !

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Mealtime Magic: Margarita Day Recipes from Sparkling Ice

Motherhood Moments

As if we need an excuse to enjoy our favorite tequila cocktail, February 22 nd is National Margarita Day! Here are some options from zero-calorie Sparkling Ice.

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Movie Minute: Making Babies

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Upcoming comedy MAKING BABIES , starring Eliza Coupe (Scrubs) and Steve Howey (Shameless) , hits theaters on March 29th. After years of “manually” trying to conceive, one couple must put their bodies, wallet and marriage through the ringer of modern infertility treatments.

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Casting Call: Where in the World

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Healthy Habits: Clear Aligners Are Popular Alternative To Metal Braces, But Myths Persist

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Instead of traditional metal braces, more people are opting for the clear aligners on the market such as Invisalign, Candid Co., Byte and similar products, but plenty of myths and misconceptions surround them. There are a lot of new clear aligner products hitting the market now, but many patients seem to be misinformed about them,” says Dr. Michael McCarthy, DMD, author of the new book The Smile of Your Dreams” ( bhamorthodontics.com).

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Amazing Apps: NEOU

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If you don't know what NEOU is, it is a digital fitness platform that has plans to become the largest fitness streaming-streaming platform in the world. Think Netflix for workout videos from some of the best talent, influencers and studios out there. Work out whenever you want, anywhere you want, with whatever equipment you have available. Want to go for a 30 minute run, strength or interval train, do yoga, meditation or boxing, you finally can.

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Fun Freetime: MARVEL-ous DIY Costume and Accessory Ideas

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The next installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is upon us and it is giving us major girl power vibes! Hitting theaters this March, Captain Marvel becomes one of the most powerful heroes in the universe as she battles in a galactic war between Earth and aliens. And what better way to celebrate the release than creating a Captain Marvel look for you or your child!?

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World Wisdom: Natural Living Family with Dr. Z and Mama Z

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There's a new podcast by bestselling author Dr. Eric Zielinski and his wife, natural health guru Sabrina Ann Zielinski (Dr. Z and Mama Z). On February 4th, 2019 they will launch their new weekly podcast and streaming video series Natural Living Family With Dr.Z And Mama Z with 3 episodes on iTunes and Spotify and multiple mobile services and apps.

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Mealtime Magic: Peanut Butter Pump is the Easiest and Most Convenient Way of Measuring and Dispensing Peanut Butter

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Peanut Butter Ventures just introduced the Peanut Butter Pump, the easiest and most convenient way of dispensing and measuring peanut butter. The Peanut Butter Pump, which delivers peanut butter without the mess, reduces the work of extracting it from the jar and saves users annoying cleanup time. The perfect tool for making sandwiches, smoothies, snacks, etc., it’s also great for measuring exact amounts for recipes without the need for a knife, spoon, or even having to remove the lid.

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Freebies!

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Healthy Habits: Reducing Obesity in Children

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Obesity is a rising epidemic today and more and more children are considered obese than ever before. What can parents do to help their kids beat obesity and stay healthy? Vinay Saranga M.D., a child psychiatrist and founder of Saranga Comprehensive Psychiatry , offers this advice: - Talk to Your Child : A conversation about weight needs to be handled delicately so that you don’t hurt your child’s feelings.

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Parenting Pointers: Preventing Digital Damage - 4 Tips For Managing Your Child’s Screen Time

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The digital age has given new generations of parents something extra to worry about: How much screen time is too much? Physicians, teachers and psychologists generally agree that spending inordinate amounts of time immersed in computers, smartphones or social media can negatively impact a child’s developing mind and body. A screen time study published recently in JAMA Pediatrics found a link between excessive screen time and later development milestones.

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Thrifty Thinking: 4 Steps to Build Savings to Weather Any Emergency

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The longest U.S. government shutdown in history laid bare an uncomfortable truth: Americans aren't saving enough and the majority of us have no emergency fund to protect us when a financial crunch strikes, Pamela says. More than 70 percent of all types of employees at all income levels live paycheck to paycheck and said they'd have difficulty meeting their financial obligations if their paycheck were delayed for just one week , a recent survey finds.

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Thrifty Thinking: Do’s and Don'ts for Presidents’ Day Big Ticket Purchases

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Presidents’ Day is the first big shopping event of the year, and generally offers huge discounts on big-ticket items for the home. These larger purchases are most often made with credit, which should be considered before spending big money on appliances, furniture, mattresses and more. These insights below come from Ashley Dull, credit strategist at CardRates ( [link] ).

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Thrifty Thinking: What Not to Get Rid of

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As spring approaches, Marie Kondo’s KonMari method is inspiring everyone to get rid of stuff. Lots of stuff. BUT, there are some things you shouldn’t get rid of , explains Tony Steuer, recognized authority on financial literacy and author of GET READY! A Step-by-Step Planner for Maintaining Your Financial First-Aid Kit , namely: certain personal and financial documents.

Smart Safety: Seeking Your Valentine Online? Beware: More Than One-Fourth in New Survey Confirm First-Hand Accounts of Relationship Scams

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As Valentine’s Day approaches and millions of Americans meet others on matchmaking websites, dating apps and social media, 27 percent of those polled in a new AARP survey reported that they, a family member or a friend have encountered attempted financial scams while seeking friendship or love interest online.

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Thrifty Thinking: How to get top dining rewards on Valentine’s Day

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Credit card issuers are changing the game for events like Valentine’s Day which often involves a dining experience, targeting these types of consumers that are looking to collect rewards from restaurants, as well as gift purchases. Credit cards that reward consumers that dine out often are trending large in 2019,” said Ashley Dull, credit strategist at CardRates.com.

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Thrifty Thinking: How to Keep An Inheritance From Going To A Spouse During Divorce

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Tips from NYC matrimonial law attorney and author Jacqueline Newman. Negotiate a Prenup While not always airtight, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can help shield assets such as an inherited business, money, property or a rare art collection should a couple end up in divorce court.

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Healthy Habits: Measles outbreak - Many states are inadequately vaccinated according to expert

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As several reports emerge highlighting measles outbreaks across the country , Virginia Tech infectious disease expert points out that inadequate vaccine coverage in states like Washington may help explain why. According to infectious disease ecologist, Kate Langwig , “for populations to be fully protected against measles, 91 to 95 percent or more of the population needs to be vaccinated.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | It’s the start of birthday season here

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links. February, March, and April hold 5/6 birthdays in our family, starting with Mr. FG and Zoe in February. Let the celebrations begin! What I Spent. I spent $84 at the grocery store, plus $25 on my Hungry Harvest. And oddly enough, I did not go to Aldi this week.

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Smokey Mountain Cabin Rentals at Gatlinburg Falls Resorts

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In late November I found myself planning a trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. We have never taken a Multi-generational trip with the family and this was the perfect time to start planning. My Mom was. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Well, that was an unusual week!

The Frugal Girl

I didn’t really do any cooking this week because last Saturday, I flew out to Lake Tahoe to go skiing with my parents and my siblings.

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8 things I’ve learned in a year of drinking coffee

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links. Ok, well, almost a year. Up until this past year, tea has been my hot drink of choice. Chai, with sugar and heavy cream.).

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Homemade Granola Bars

The Frugal Girl

I wanted to link to this recipe recently, and I clicked on over to it only to discover that it was kind of a train wreck. Totally un-printable, with photos intermingled with directions and ingredients. It was 2009, what can I say? I didn’t know what I was doing!

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Are you ready to see this?

The Frugal Girl

My freezer is actually empty! Clean! Defrosted! And I’m just about ready to plug it back in. After working through nearly everything from my last freezer post, I put the few remaining items in my kitchen freezer.

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I’m trying 12 cheap/free things that promise to make me happier

The Frugal Girl

Because trying things is fun. And watching other people try things is fun too! I mean, Gretchen Rubin wrote a whole book about trying happiness habits for a year, and the world was pretty interested in that.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | A very freezer-ful week

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I skipped my Hungry Harvest this week because I was starting to get a little backlog of veggies. I love that it’s so easy to skip deliveries when this happens! (If If you want to try Hungry Harvest, you can get $5 off if you sign up through my referral link. ).

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Tuesday Tip | Make some t-shirt rags

The Frugal Girl

If you have some old t-shirts lying around that are really, really no good for wearing or donating, cut them up into rags. Just get a sharp pair of scissors, cut out the neck edging and the seams, and cut the remaining fabric into your desired rag size.

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Cheap, Awesome Eats in Vegas

Shereen Travels Cheap

There used to be a time when you went to Vegas, gambled all day and could eat at a buffet for $8. Now, everything is $30pp and that counts as budget for Sin City. Well, not for me. I do indulge a bit in an expensive restaurant or buffet, but I try to use a coupon if I can.

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Five Frugal Things | ok, actually 10

The Frugal Girl

I used up some crystallized honey. I had two containers of pretty solid honey that I was tired of looking at. So I made a batch of chocolate chip granola bars. And a batch of energy balls. I made soup with my butternut squash. I got one from Hungry Harvest and it sat on my counter for a while.

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Tuesday Tip | How to find posts/recipes on my blog!

The Frugal Girl

This is not a money-saving tip, necessarily, but it’s a question that I get somewhat regularly…people write to me wondering how to find a recipe or a DIY that I’ve posted before.

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My nest has emptied a little bit

The Frugal Girl

I turned 40 in 2018, and on my birthday I remember thinking that this decade, my forties, would probably be a decade full of much more change than my thirties. (me me and my friend who came to see my for my 40th!). This is largely due to the stage of life we are in as parents.

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How much should you spend on groceries? (and other grocery questions)

The Frugal Girl

I’ve gotten lots of questions in the new year about my grocery budget, so I thought I’d answer them here in a post, rather than emailing/responding to everyone’s comments. Less work for me, and then everyone can benefit! How many people are you feeding?

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Freezer Challenge | MAYBE the very last one

The Frugal Girl

I’ve been working on eating down the contents of my chest freezer for months now, and I’m finally nearing the end! Here’s how things started, as a reminder. The lid of my chest freezer has accumulated some condensation inside the lid, where it’s frozen.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | I’m $19 over for the month

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I spent $171 at the grocery store, plus $25 on my Hungry Harvest. So I’m at $196 , which is on the high side again. Partly this is because I keep having to buy all my proteins for the week since I don’t have a stash in my freezer!

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Five Frugal Things | My jeans broke. Again.

The Frugal Girl

Happy Monday, friends! I mended my bench cushion. We bought a table and chair set from Crate and Barrel some years ago and while the furniture is fine, the pads are less impressive. The bench cushion especially has been problematic, in that it shrinks when you wash it.

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Tuesday Tip | Get a free Mason jar set!

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which help support this site at no additional cost to you. I don’t usually share deals for Tuesday Tips, but I got an email yesterday letting me know about this and I wanted to share it.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | It’s the shortest day of the year!

The Frugal Girl

When I got up this morning and got out the devotional that Mr. FG and I read together, I looked and the date and realized, OOH! Today is the shortest day of the year! That in itself is not cause for rejoicing, exactly, because I hate dark days. But what it means is that longer days are coming.

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Stitch Fix | February 2019

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links. It’s time for another Stitch Fix post, where I un-professionally model the things Stitch Fix sends me. (If

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Tuesday Tip | Eat what’s cheap right now.

The Frugal Girl

Before you decide what to buy and cook each week, consider what’s available inexpensively right now. What’s on sale? What’s in season? What’s already in your freezer/fridge/pantry that needs to be used? Using what you have before it goes bad is a very cheap option!).

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What I Spent, What We Ate | New Year, Fresh Budget

The Frugal Girl

First, here’s how last year’s spending stacked up. 2018 Grocery Spending. January: $544. February: $588. March: $641. April: $728. May: $535. June: $749. July: $578. August: $498. September: $598. October: $628. November: $587. December: $661. 7332 total.

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Random randomness | a dead dishwasher,

The Frugal Girl

I have a bunch of unrelated things to tell you. So randomness it is! My dishwasher is currently dead. It mysteriously stopped mid-cycle a few nights back, which is a bummer.