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Book Nook: My Father's Gift

Motherhood Moments

Immigration is arguably the most polarizing issue facing America today. Debates erupt over how we should treat illegal immigrants, their children, refugees, and other groups seeking entry. But Sixtus Z.

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Five Frugal Things

The Frugal Girl

I found a missing library book. I thought I’d rounded them all up, but I discovered there was one still missing. So, I hunted through the house and I found it under another book underneath a piece of furniture in Sonia and Zoe’s room.

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Five Frugal Things, road trip style

The Frugal Girl

We stopped at Aldi for road trip snacks. We loaded up at our home Aldi for the trip out there, and then before we headed back home, we stopped at the Aldi in Ohio. So convenient to have an Aldi in both places.

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All about Ohio! (with eleventy pictures)

The Frugal Girl

So, we’re back from our little trip to the Midwest! I’d been through Ohio a lot of times as a kid on my way to Iowa and South Dakota to visit my grandparents, but this was Sonia and Zoe’s first time.

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Some wise words on contentment

The Frugal Girl

A few tidbits to encourage you today… “Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.”. Socrates. I’m iffy on luxury necessarily being artificial poverty, but oh, I love the first half of this quote. “He

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Spaghetti Squash Taco Boat

Stockpiling Moms

If you haven’t tried spaghetti squash you should. More importantly if you haven’t had spaghetti squash with taco meat, corn, Rotel, black beans, topped with some cheese… YOU ARE MISSING OUT! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Book Nook: Searching for the White Magician - Spiritual Psychology and the Manifestation of Destiny

Motherhood Moments

With wisdom-filled passages and personal stories, spiritual teacher and student Stefania Magidson, with Carmen Firan, guides the reader through a series of dialogues exploring themes ranging from immigration and philanthropy to spiritual psychology and self-realization.

PetArmor Plus Provides Vet Quality Flea and Tick Prevention at an Affordable Price

Stockpiling Moms

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for PetArmor on behalf of Mirum. All opinions are 100% my own. When it comes to our pups I always have concern for their care. Making sure that they are fully. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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It's My Blog Birthday!

Shereen Travels Cheap

You guys! I've been blogging here for EIGHT years (on Monday)! What the what? That seems crazy, right? I've loved bringing you guys all my best travel tips and photos from my travels. Well, it's not going to stop, and my next book is in the works. I'm hoping to have it available before Thanksgiving.

What I Spent, What We Ate | Road trip time!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I spent $166 on groceries this week. So, a little over budget, but not by much! What We Ate. Monday. I was planning to cook some tortellini, but discovered they were moldy. That’s never happened to me before.

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Ibotta Review: How to Save Money and Time

The Budget Diet

Online couponing is becoming increasingly popular. What better way to save time and money? This is why companies like Ibotta are on the rise. This Ibotta review will show you how you can earn cashback for your purchases. Read More >. The post Ibotta Review: How to Save Money and Time appeared first on The Budget Diet. Budgeting

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Five Frugal Things | puzzles, for one!

The Frugal Girl

It feels like it’s been a less-than-frugal week, but let’s see what I can come up with! We watched Coco for free on Netflix. I’d been wanting to watch this for a while and had considered going to see it when it was at the cheap theater.

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Zaycon Fresh Foods has suspended operations

The Frugal Girl

I placed an order for chicken breasts back in March, and then another order for shrimp in April. They were due to arrive in July and August respectively, but I’d already been charged for them. Zaycon put up a notice on their site that they were ceasing operations, effective June 25th.

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Toilet Matters: Why Choosing the Right Toilet is a Must

Stockpiling Moms

Disclosure: We received TOTO products for our new home. All opinions are 100% our own. Toilet Matters are often talked about with a TMI warning, but this isn’t about that part of the toilet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. House

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What I Spent, What We Ate | Plus my monthly averages

The Frugal Girl

(I’m low on pictures this week to break up the post, so please enjoy this bunny, knitted and photographed by Sonia.). What I Spent. I spent $124.42 on groceries this week, including a Hungry Harvest box. But I didn’t take a picture of it this week. Whoops. Week 1: $154. Week 2: $152.

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Parenting Pointers: Back-to-School Trends with Claudio Lombana

Motherhood Moments

Going back to school used to be a simple matter of choosing pens, pencils and a lunchbox. Now, getting your kids ready for school is a multiple choice quiz for deciding the best technology, fashions and trends to help make a student successful.

My blog turns 10 today.

The Frugal Girl

It’s a little crazy to think of, but it’s true: I’ve been blogging here at The Frugal Girl for a decade now. That practically makes me a senior citizen in the blogging world. my 2008 profile picture.

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Five Frugal Things | I installed a faucet, for one.

The Frugal Girl

I replaced a bathroom faucet. I walked into my kids’ bathroom and noticed that the faucet was steadily dripping. I did some googling, as one does when faced with a homeowner problem, and discovered that fixing a leaky faucet is quite do-able.

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Book Nook: Raising Passionate Jesus Followers

Motherhood Moments

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Consumer Critique: Cosy Killer Mystery Subscription Box

Motherhood Moments

Subscription boxes are fun. They make great gifts because they keep coming throughout the whole year. Who doesn't like getting mail or packages that aren't bills or junk mail?!

Book Nook: Birds of Wonder

Motherhood Moments

I recently had a chance to review Birds of Wonder by Cynthia Robinson. This was an intriguing book, written in a unique way. In a small community in upstate New York, a girl dies. This very close community deals with the death in different ways.

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Consumer Critique: Beanko Baby Diaper Changing System

Motherhood Moments

I always think that things called "system" sound a little overly complex - but the Beanko Baby Diaper Changing System is actually really slick and easy to use, with a ton of useful features.

What I Spent, What We Ate | In which I unhappily eat salmon

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. In total, I spent $146.95. This includes my Hungry Harvest, regular shopping, and my Amazon Fresh order. July Spending. Week 1: $154. Week 2: $152. Week 3: $147. What We Ate. Monday.

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Keto Lunchbox Ideas for Back to School

Stockpiling Moms

With the ongoing success of the keto lifestyle, we decided to share some awesome Keto Lunchbox Ideas for Back to School. Many families are making keto meals for the entire family, so these are ideal. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Eight Tips for Buying a Used Car

The Frugal Girl

A reader recently wrote in asking for tips about shopping frugally for a used car for her teen driver.

Tuesday Tip | Parmesan Cheese lids fit Mason jars!

The Frugal Girl

It’s true! Those plastic lids from grated Italian cheeses fit regular-mouth Mason jars. In my opinion, they don’t fit quite as well as the lids that are made for Mason jars, but hey, if you’ve already got them sitting around, they’re a free one-piece screw-top lid.

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Healthy Habits: Hip Dysplasia

Motherhood Moments

When creating your baby registry, many expectant parents rely on friends and family for practical advice on what's really needed. Two must-have registry items, a swaddle and a baby carrier, may require a closer look to ensure that you are choosing the safest products for your baby.

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Giveaway: Peg & Cat The Eid al-Adha Adventure

Motherhood Moments

“ Peg + Cat : The Eid al-Adha Adventure,” a brand-new picture book based on the multiple Emmy-winning series on PBS KIDS, is now available and we’d love to work with you to celebrate the upcoming holiday with a review or book giveaway!

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Fun Freetime: Migo and Meechee at the State Fair 8/25

Motherhood Moments

GET YETI! Migo and Meechee are making an appearance at The Great Minnesota Get-Together. Come say 'Hi' and meet them on Saturday 8/25 in Baldwin Park behind the Kidway from 9:00AM-8:00PM.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | $100.89

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I didn’t spend much on groceries this week, actually. Even when adding in our road trip snacks and Monday’s Chick Fil A trip (see below), I’m only at $100.89. August Spending. Week 1: $166. Week 2: $100.89. What We Ate. Sunday.

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Reality – Expectations = Happiness (or does it?)

The Frugal Girl

When I wrote about tips for used car shopping , I mentioned this equation: Reality. – Expectations. __. Happiness.

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Stitch Fix, June 2018 | No one’s booty could look good in this skirt.

The Frugal Girl

I’m currently trying Stitch Fix using the “the cheaper, the better” price range setting. It’s not ending up to be exactly cheap so far, but it’s a fun experiment. I earn a commission through links in this post. I know that’s a long title, but whatever.

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Hey friends!

The Frugal Girl

Sorry for dropping off the face of the planet there for a few days. We headed out spur of the moment for some R&R at a relative’s house for the week, and so I didn’t have any blog posts prepped like I usually do when I’m away.

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Book Nook: We're Doing It Wrong: 25 Ideas in Education That Just Don't Work – And How to Fix Them

Motherhood Moments

I'm a teacher who has taught in public, charter, private, and parochial schools; face to face and online; for grades K-8. I've seen a lot of initiatives - and I've only been teaching 15 years! The best ideas have come from other teachers who are in the trenches instead of mandated by politicians or people who have been out of the classroom for years. That's why I was happy to review We're Doing It Wrong: 25 Ideas in Education That Just Don't Work – And How to Fix Them.

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Enriching Education: Docs/ology

Motherhood Moments

This material comes from Motherhood Moment. Thanks for reading! education freetime movies

Five Frugal Things | A little tailoring, for one

The Frugal Girl

Happy Monday, friends! How about Five Frugal Things to start off the week? I joined Shell’s Fuel Rewards program. Mr. FG has been filling up at the Shell station, and he noticed that they have a Fuel Rewards program. So, I signed up and now we’ll get at least 5 cents off per gallon.

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My blog is back up!

The Frugal Girl

My site, it was down. Sorry about that yesterday, guys. Apparently there was an issue with something rebooting and then not starting back up and it took a little while to get things going again.

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Book Nook: The Daily Question for You and Your Child

Motherhood Moments

One unique way to journal is a multi-year journal - this allows you to write several entries for the same date, each a year apart. It can be a very interesting way to look at how your perspective changes over time.

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Book Nook: New Art Books from Quarto

Motherhood Moments

If you're looking for something to do these last weeks of summer, or you want to supplement your child's art program at school, there are two new books from Quarto that might fit the bill. Get drawing right away, wherever you are with Pocket Art: Figure Drawing !

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Amazing Apps: New App Lets Kids Earn Stock in Major Companies by Doing Chores

Motherhood Moments

BusyKid reinvents chores as kids’ first jobs, key to their future financial success While generation after generation have faced many of the same challenges when it comes to raising children, it appears as if there has never been a more critical time than now in the development process to teach kids about a strong work ethic and managing money. Currently millions of Americans have no savings, are weighted down with huge debt and can’t take advantage of a booming stock market.

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