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Visiting Oktoberfest from Home

Shereen Travels Cheap

I've got another destination date night for you! It's September, which means it's official Oktoberfest time. Well, we all know all the actual celebrations are cancelled due to the pandemic, but that doesn't mean you have to miss out. We sure didn't.

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10 Must-Have Travel Items

Shereen Travels Cheap

Since travel is off the table right now, it's the perfect time to stock your travel bag for when you get out there again. I travel mostly the same way every time I go anywhere, no matter where I go.

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Oktoberfest By The Numbers

Shereen Travels Cheap

Last weekend we "traveled" to Germany and Oktoberfest on our destination date night.

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9 Ways Depression Can Qualify for Disability Benefits

The Budget Diet

Many Americans struggle with depression, anxiety, or another mental health issue on a daily basis. When that struggle becomes intense enough to affect your ability to carry out day-to-day work duties, you may be eligible for disability benefits. Read More >.

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Hatfields and McCoys Dinner Feud

Stockpiling Moms

Our family has stayed home all through the Pandemic but really needed to get out! We went camping and it was supposed to rain all day so we decided to check out the Hatfields and McCoys Dinner. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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10 things you’ve got wrong about homeschooling

The Frugal Girl

A number of you have asked for more homeschooling posts, since you’re unexpectedly joining the homeschooling ranks this year. I love reading “here’s what you’re doing wrong” types of list posts, so I thought it might be fun to do one about homeschooling misconceptions.

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Favorite Instant Pot Recipes

Stockpiling Moms

Check out our Favorite Instant Pot Recipes. Do you love the instant pot? If so then you are going to love these easy dinner recipes. If you are not a huge fan of cooking because of the time it takes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Tips For Going On Your First Hike

Stockpiling Moms

Check out these Tips For Going On Your First Hike. Have you ever made the mistake of overexerting yourself the first time you tried a new hobby or activity? Don't make the mistake. Trying to put on a. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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SSDI – How Is My Disability Claim Decided?

The Budget Diet

Social Security Disability Insurance provides a monthly cash benefit assistance to individuals with a disability who were once gainfully employed. However, in order to obtain SSDI, an applicant must go through a process that determines their eligibility. Read More >. The post SSDI – How Is My Disability Claim Decided? appeared first on The Budget Diet. Insurance

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Best Uplifting YouTube Channels for Moms

Stockpiling Moms

Check out these uplifting YouTube Channels for Moms. There are truly some days that you just need a little help. When I say you need help, I mean that you just need a little uplifting message. When. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Thankful Thursday |

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is something we’ve been doing in these COVID times; an exercise to help us hunt for the good that is in our lives and in the world, even in the midst of a pandemic.

Sonia’s Side Table Makeover: before, during, and after

The Frugal Girl

Earlier this summer, I poked around Facebook Marketplace to find a small table for Sonia. There was an old black dresser there (from Mr. FG’s bachelor days!) and she wanted something smaller and more beautiful to replace it. So, I found this table.

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Five Frugal Things | Converse, notebooks and more

The Frugal Girl

I got some 35 cent notebooks. Zoe needed a few things for some tutorial classes she’s taking, so I got a few bargain items at Office Depot, including $0.35 notebooks. We can always, always use more notebooks.

Book Nook Spid the Spider

Motherhood Moments

I recently had a chance to interview author John Eaton about his series, Spid the Spider. The series is written for early elementary to provide exciting books that also have some humor and a moral lesson. Why did you originally create this series?

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Parenting Pointers: Communication and Relationships

Motherhood Moments

As the pandemic continues to cause havoc around the world, the study also points that sheltering in place and social isolation also is increasingly putting more people (47%) “at risk for depression or suicidal thoughts.”

Thankful Thursday | I have a college account now!

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is something we’ve been doing in these COVID times; an exercise to help us hunt for the good that is in our lives and in the world, even in the midst of a pandemic. This week, I am thankful: for community college employees.

Book Nook: Author Amy Parker

Motherhood Moments

Author Amy Parker has recently published several books - How to Get a Mommy to Sleep & How to Get a Daddy to Sleep. In addition, she has a seasonal book perfect for the fall season, Night Night, Pumpkin. These are really cute bedtime stories for kids ages 4-8.

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Fun Freetime: Road Trip Travel Trends

Motherhood Moments

With many families actively looking for the perfect weekend getaway, how can they prepare to travel in the 'new normal'? In this interview, Lifestyle and Travel Correspondent Amy E.

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Thankful Thursday | I have a handmade quilt!

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is something we’ve been doing in these COVID times; an exercise to help us hunt for the good that is in our lives and in the world, even in the midst of a pandemic. Hey there, friends! It’s Thursday, and you know what that means: time for some thankfulness.

Five Frugal Things | free cereal! cheap mums!

The Frugal Girl

I got a free box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Mr. FG alerted me to the million-box giveaway General Mills was doing. Since he likes that cereal (the girls don’t really eat cereal at all), I picked up a box, scanned my receipt, and got the $5.30 credit to my PayPal account within 24 hours.

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Blackened Shrimp with Cheesy Grits

The Frugal Girl

I originally found this delicious recipe on Kelle Hampton’s blog, and I’ve made it multiple times over the past few years.

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Five Frugal Things | electric savings, meat markdowns, & more

The Frugal Girl

I switched our electric service to a lower rate. I got a renewal letter, checked the rate, and discovered it wasn’t actually lower than my default company’s rate.

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Thankful Thursday | a pregnancy memory

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is something we’ve been doing in these COVID times; an exercise to help us hunt for the good that is in our lives and in the world, even in the midst of a pandemic. The other morning, I was out for a walk and I was thinking back to when I was newly pregnant with Zoe.

Q&A | Kids, Marriage, and Money

The Frugal Girl

I have a 5 month old and am finding it hard to connect with my husband. How did you and Mr. FG maintain your relationship and marriage when your kiddos were young? Reese. Oh man, I feel totally not qualified to give marriage advice since I’m a frugal blogger, not a relationship blogger.

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Contest: Celeb You Shape Peace Together Challenge

Motherhood Moments

In recognition of the United Nations International Day of Peace (September 21, 2020), the CelebYou Talent Challenge App will support Stand4Peace ( [link] ) and launch the CelebYou Shape Peace Together Challenge. The Challenge invites people of all ages, from all over the U.S.,

Five Frugal Things | I appreciate you guys

The Frugal Girl

Before we get to the frugal stuff, I want to say that I tried to respond to most of the comments on Monday’s post , but if I missed yours: Thank you so much for your prayers and love and thank you for sharing your stories.

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How I Organize My Kids’ Paperwork, Artwork, and Mementos

Family Balance Sheet

Kids create a lot of paper during their childhood. They create a lot of other stuff too, but that’s for another post. Today, I’m sharing how I have handled ALL of the paper, artwork, mementos, and miscellany over the last 14+ years that I’ve been a mother.

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WIS, WWA | I one-upped myself, fashion-wise

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. So you know how the other week I told you that I wore a polka-dotted shirt? which is surprising because it was a print and I rarely wear prints!). Well, this week I did one better: Yes. A flowered shirt, even!

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WIS, WWA | Plus Sonia & Kitten Photos

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. First, would you like to see a few kitten pictures? Sonia came with me to do the cat shift this week, and there was this teeny tuxedo kitten that was unbearably cute. Seriously! Recognize the jacket from this Thred Up fashion post ? Also, look at the pink nose on this one.

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Book Nook: My Daddy/Mummy is a Monster

Motherhood Moments

I recently had a chance to review two charming books by Natalie Reeves Billing: ‘My Mummy is a Monster’ and ‘My Daddy is a Monster.’ 'The

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How to Create a Family Balance Sheet + Get a FREE one for your family!

Family Balance Sheet

Need a quick snapshot of your finances? Let me show you how to create a Family Balance Sheet. I’m a firm believer that finances must be organized and neat, and a Family Balance Sheet helps you keep track of your finances in one tidy spreadsheet.

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Five Frugal Things | It never hurts to ask!

The Frugal Girl

I got a 50% discount on a medical bill. We had a billing mixup and just ended up getting a bill from a January visit. When I called to pay it, I asked if there was a discount for paying in full, and much to my surprise, the guy offered 50% off. Two lessons here: it never hurts to ask.

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World Wisdom: Low-Waste Home: Easy Ideas to Make It Happen

Motherhood Moments

Low-waste living should be a standard goal of every household as we should all do our part to protect our planet. You may think that living a low-waste lifestyle is a complicated task, but it doesn’t have to be, even during these unprecedented and uncertain times.

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WIS, WWA | a lot of Dinner Illustrated

The Frugal Girl

I didn’t realize this when I made my menu plan, but everything I cooked this week was from Dinner Illustrated. It’s a really useful cookbook; highly recommend if you struggle figuring out what to cook for dinner! I wrote a whole review of it here. What I Spent.

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Consumer Critique: Kiss Kiss Goodnight

Motherhood Moments

Set the tone for bedtime with Kiss Kiss Goodnight’s Lullaby melting balm cleanser.

Healthy Habits: Hormone-Free Birth Control Innovation

Motherhood Moments

There are 21 million women at risk for pregnancy who are not currently using hormonal contraception.

Thankful Thursday | no legwarmers, please

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is something we’ve been doing in these COVID times; an exercise to help us hunt for the good that is in our lives and in the world, even in the midst of a pandemic. It’s Thursday! Time to exercise our thankfulness muscles, everyone!

Enriching Education: Back-to-School PSAs with Governor Newsom

Motherhood Moments

Governor Gavin Newsom recently unveiled the second of three new back-to-school safety PSA in partnership with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street , and facilitated by the Skoll Foundation and Participant.

WIS, WWA | Also, I wore polka dots

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. So, the only shopping I did this week was a $151 trip to Costco. Normally when I go to Costco, it pretty much blows my budget for that week. But apparently it works out all right if Costco is the ONLY place I go.

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Lately…

The Frugal Girl

I didn’t have time to write a blog post this weekend, and it’s already noon on Monday. So, here is a quick and rather random post, just so you have something to read. Lately, I’ve been… listening to. Leslie Odom’s album, “Mr.”

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ShopRite: Purex Laundry Products ONLY $1.00 Each Starting 9/20!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Purex Laundry Products ONLY $1.00 Each Starting 9/20! Stock up deal on Purex Laundry Products at ShopRite. Starting 9/20, Purex Laundry Detergent and Booster Crystals are priced at $2.00

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ShopRite: 2 FREE Blue Bunny Load’d Sundaes Starting 9/20!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: 2 FREE Blue Bunny Load’d Sundaes Starting 9/20! I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream. Thru 9/26, Blue Bunny Load’d Sundae is priced at $1.99 Plus we have Blue Bunny product printable coupons to use on this deal that will further reduce the price. In addition we have a $1.00

Mealtime Magic: Superfoods for Cold & Flu Season

Motherhood Moments

When no less an authority than the National Institutes of Health touts the potential health benefits of ginger , garlic , and turmeric , there’s a good reason to follow in our ancestors’ footsteps and make these natural healers a part of our diet. The ancestors didn’t know about immunity or free radicals or antioxidants. They just knew that certain foods could bring relief from a host of ailments, from nausea, inflammation, and joint pain to respiratory problems and tumors.

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