Motherhood Moments

Book Nook: Reforesting Faith - What Trees Teach Us About the Nature of God and His Love for Us

Motherhood Moments

The Bible talks about trees more than any living creation other than people. Perhaps you've missed the forest.and the trees. I recently had the chance to review Reforesting Faith.

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Consumer Critique: Transitional Swaddle Sack

Motherhood Moments

For parents who snugly swaddle their youngest children, it might be hard for their babies to adjust to the difference of a snug swaddle and a loose blanket. I had a chance to review the Transitional Swaddle Sack by SwaddleDesigns.

Book Nook: Exceptional You

Motherhood Moments

I recently had a chance to review Exceptional You by Victoria Osteen. This is a book designed to make the reader celebrate what makes him or her unique, amazing, and exceptional.

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Music Minute: Coming to Amerika

Motherhood Moments

Alex Boyé (pronounced Boy-yay) is truly a multicultural, multigenerational, global artist! An independent artist with over 1 billion views on his YouTube channel, Boyé’s diverse blend of African-infused pop music and vibrant dynamic visuals have captured a loyal legion of online followers turning him into a viral sensation! Both singles from his forthcoming album, Coming to Amerika , are songs of encouragement and hope created to save lives and inspired by a personal experience!

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World Wisdom: 5 Ways Young People (And Everyone Else) Can Fight For The Environment

Motherhood Moments

Climate change continues to draw attention globally, from governmental debates on pollution solutions to people protesting against a lack of action. In Europe, teenage girls and young women are leading a large student environmental movement, and organizers in the U.S. are planning to join an international day of action on March 15.

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Fun Freetime: CTC and Neighborhood Bridges Festival

Motherhood Moments

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) presents the Crossing Bridges Festival, the culminating event of CTC’s signature education program Neighborhood Bridges on May 14, 15, 21, and 22, 2019. This festival consists of students in 25 classrooms from 11 schools performing captivating stories that have been written solely by the students. Students choose a story from the Bridges curriculum, analyze it and then reimagine the story through their own perspective.

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Enriching Education: 5 Benefits of Board and Card Games

Motherhood Moments

While playing board and card games is fun for children and adults, it's also a proven way to help kids learn. Too much rote memorization and sitting still in a classroom listening to a lecture is exhausting for kids, and worse yet; it's boring! Joe from RoosterFin shares these 5 educational benefits of board and card games. Pattern Detection Pattern detection is a core mathematical concept that most kids learn around preschool age.

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Thrifty Thinking: 4 Challenges Blockchain Must Overcome To Achieve Mass Appeal

Motherhood Moments

When most people think about blockchain, they likely associate it with Bitcoin or other types of cryptocurrency. But the blockchain technology introduced a decade ago to serve as a secure database for transactions in the cryptocurrency world has plenty of uses beyond that – and potential for even more. Around the world, blockchain can be or already has been used in such areas as energy, tourism and financial services.

World Wisdom: Rescue® Pest Control

Motherhood Moments

The love we have for our furry friends is immeasurable. They teach us how to love unconditionally. As their guardian, ensuring they are well taken care of all year long is a priority. With the fluctuating weather the nation has been experiencing, bugs are just as confused and your pets are likely suffering. Each season has a rotation of bugs that cannot survive in other seasons. It is the circle of life and keeps nature running smoothly.

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Consumer Critique: Wrap Buddies

Motherhood Moments

I am terrible at wrapping presents. My sister-in-law, however, is fantastic. Part of my problem is just trying to juggle the tap and the roll and everything else. If you like the idea of being able to wrap presents well and are looking for a solution to make it easier, you can check out the new tool I got to review: Wrap Buddies. The tool is a tape dispenser that clips to the table and also holds the roll of wrapping paper.

Healthy Habits: Autism and Speech-Language Pathologists

Motherhood Moments

The Autism Awareness toolkit provides a look at how SLPs can work to help with proper assessment as well as aid in improving communications skills. Please feel free to post the toolkit or any content you find helpful from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

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Enriching Education: High school guide and scholarships list provided by OneClass

Motherhood Moments

As high school students are preparing to attend postsecondary school this upcoming semester, finances and how to pay for school is a big question mark for many of them. So, to help high school students with what they should be aware of when it comes to college costs and finances, OneClass has created a high school students' guide to paying for college along with a top 2019 US college scholarships list.

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Healthy Habits: Survivor's Guilt

Motherhood Moments

We often think about the trauma that is faced immediately after a major event, but we don't always think about the long-term effects. I recently had a chance to interview Psychology Professor Chris Ferguson to learn about long-term issues. Why is survivor's guilt something that is so often overlooked? I think people tend to assume that folks are happy or relieved to survive. And, of course, often they are. But we don't always know what people *did* to survive in those situation.

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Music Minute: Curious - Think Outside the Pipeline

Motherhood Moments

It is exciting to see kids driving climate advocacy and community action around the world. Youth are the nonbinary protagonists of a new eco -feminist musical out of Philadelphia created by Ants on a Log. Their "Curious: Think Outside the Pipeline" production, which debuted last year at Philly Fringe Fest, will be released in album form on April 19th, just in time for Earth Day.

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Money Makers: AllHay.com Escrow

Motherhood Moments

AllHay.com has begun to offer escrow accounts to buyers and sellers of hay on its website. Given the considerable cost associated with these purchases and varying quality of the hay upon receipt, having funds in escrow could prevent unhappy customers from - at worst - having to take legal action against each other. Even outsiders can recognize the fact that farming is a large-scale operation.

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Shopping Savings: Windcatcher Ultra AirPard

Motherhood Moments

I love the idea of instantly inflatable things - much easier than dealing with a pump or the time it takes to inflate with breath. Right now you can save on Windcatcher Ultra AirPad with their Indiegogo campaign. It looks really convenient! This material comes from Motherhood Moment. Thanks for reading! shopping

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Book Nook: Go Be Kind - 28 1/2 Adventures Guaranteed to Make You Happier

Motherhood Moments

I recently had a chance to review Go Be Kind: 28 ½ Adventures Guaranteed To Make You Happier, the fifth book from best-selling author Leon Logothetis. He's also available on Netflix and known as "The Kindness Guy" for his Kindness Diaries series. He works to teach that kindness is cool, and this book is one more example of that. It's a guided journey with kindness adventures, some of which are easy, others of which take a little more thought and time.

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Book Nook: Writers of the Future Volume 35

Motherhood Moments

I recently had a chance to review the latest installment of Writers of the Future. If you like short-ish stories, it's a great option. Each book presents some great new authors in the sci-fi/fantasy realm. Since that's my favorite genre, I really enjoy reading it. There are currently 35 volumes that have been published, and the price for even the newest ones (higher than earlier installments) is a great deal for the book. It's also a fun way to find some new favorite authors.

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English Muffin Bread (aka a very, very easy bread recipe)

The Frugal Girl

Kneading is probably the number one thing that discourages people from making bread. I did write a “ How to knead” post , but in case you are still terrified of kneading, I have a recipe that requires no such thing!

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What I Spent, What We Ate | I have $75 left for April.

The Frugal Girl

First, a little clarification. Yesterday I mentioned that as a second-generation homeschooler, I haven’t felt worried about how well my kids would do. What I meant is that I’ve already been through the process, so I know it can work.

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ThredUp Rescue Box Review | the fails

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. In case you missed Monday’s post, I recently took a bit of a risk and ordered a $100 rescue box from ThredUp *.

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Some things that are making me happy

The Frugal Girl

Because this is a very good exercise to do on the regular. Join me in the comments! The trees are getting leaves. The myriad oaks in our neighborhood are still just sporting ugly flowers, but almost everything else suddenly has baby green leaves.

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Review: The Winged Mask from The Barrier Method

Shereen Travels Cheap

I've had my share of spending all or part of my vacation on cold meds and being miserable, because getting sick is so easy when you travel. The plane is full of recycled air, meaning recycled germs, and you can't get away from it.

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How to Declutter Without Creating Trash

The Frugal Girl

Last updated March 30, 2019. Though I forgot to mention this in my review of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Kondo’s persistent mentions of the hundreds of bags of trash she’s helped her clients throw out…well, it made me a little twitchy.

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Tuesday Tip | Think about dinner BEFORE dinnertime

The Frugal Girl

If you are a person who can come up with great ideas on the fly simply by looking through your fridge/pantry, then you just keep on being you. (I’m I’m envious of your skills, and this post is not for you.).

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10 Tips for Introverted Moms

The Frugal Girl

This post was last updated in April 2019. When I wrote about the downsides of homeschooling , I mentioned that having the kids home all the time can be a little bit exhausting if you’re an introvert. (A A simple definition is that an introvert gains energy by being alone.

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ThredUp Rescue Box Review | The keepers

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. I recently took a bit of a risk and ordered a $100 rescue box of size small tops from ThredUp *.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | Sunday was a bit of a fail.

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. What I Spent. I spent $144 at the grocery store, plus $25 on my Hungry Harvest. So, $169 to start out April.

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Five Frugal Things | Free soap pump, Goodwill silverware, and more

The Frugal Girl

I called Method about their soap dispensers. I like foaming soap because it seems to be a lot less wasteful than regular liquid soap. But the last two dispensers I got from Method became nearly unusable after just one refill. The top just stayed down when you pressed it.).

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March Happiness Update + April’s Challenge

The Frugal Girl

In 2019, I’m trying one new habit per month that A) promise to increase my happiness levels and B) costs little to nothing. In January, I used my phone less. Definitely will keep doing this.). In February, I tried a gratitude journal. This was not a keeper of a habit for me. One month was enough !).

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Tips for Greener Travel

Shereen Travels Cheap

Monday is Earth Day, so I've been thinking about ways I can make my travels greener and more eco-friendly.

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Five Frugal Things | Leaves, a longboard, cheap weights, and more!

The Frugal Girl

We cleared our own leaves. For a variety of reasons, we never cleaned up our yard leaves last fall. So I got an estimate from someone to blow them and take them away for yard waste recycling. 300, they said. Which suddenly made me want to pick up our leaf blower. leaf blowing; a dirty business.

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Is it cheaper to make trail mix or to buy it?

The Frugal Girl

For years, I have wondered if it’s cheaper to: a) make my own trail mix with Aldi ingredients. b) buy the pre-mixed Aldi trail mix. If I didn’t have a blog, I’d probably just spend the rest of my life wondering.

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Never…

The Frugal Girl

“Never let. the things you want. make you forget. the things you have.”. Sanchita Pandey. The post Never… appeared first on The Frugal Girl. Quotes

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My jeans split, my scale is discontinued, ThredUp photos are coming!

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. I’ve got some miscellany for you all today! I gave up on that one pair of jeans. You know how I’ve mended them a bunch of times?

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You only live once…

The Frugal Girl

I’d like to hear your comments on your balance between “You only live once” (so spend) and needing to be responsible and save. I’m naturally frugal but sometimes I do have to think “Laura, you only live once — spend it!” ” Do you have these moments?

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8 thoughts after a year of owning a cat

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links. At the beginning of 2018, we adopted a 7 year old cat from the local animal shelter. I’m not gonna lie; I was pretty apprehensive about this.

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Tuesday Tip | Pay attention to what you do every day, week, or month.

The Frugal Girl

It is true that occasional big financial decisions (house buying, car buying, private jet buying) are massively important when it comes to your financial situation. But most of us grasp the gravity of these decisions.

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Tuesday Tip | Fix tarnished jewelry with foil + baking soda

The Frugal Girl

Ok, plus salt and vinegar too. But the post title was getting a bit long. If you’ve got some tarnished jewelry, you should really give this Apartment Therapy tutorial a try.

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Review: Sockwell's Graduated Compression Socks

Shereen Travels Cheap

As a person who travels quite a lot, walks a ton on each trip, and is on her feet all day when going to a day job, good footwear and compression socks are a must. Being short, my feet don't really reach the floor comfortably on the plane, so it's hard for me to maintain circulation in my lower legs.

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How To Make A Rustic Floral Wreath

Stockpiling Moms

I love making cute decor to rotate during different seasons. This Rustic Floral Wreath craft idea is so simple and inexpensive but beautiful. You can personalize it easily with a large monogram. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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How We Homeschool in High School

The Frugal Girl

Hi Kristen, I’ve been a reader of your blog for a few years. I’m a homeschool mom of 4 from Washington state, and my oldest, 13, is getting ready to start high school next year.

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Six things I learned from submitting medical claims myself

The Frugal Girl

As most of you know, this past year I had to submit out-of-network claims to our insurance on my own. And geez, it sure was a process! But I am delighted to tell you that yesterday, we finally got a pile of checks for the bills we’d submitted. Hallelujah!

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