Stockpiling Moms

The Dangers of Teenage Vaping

Stockpiling Moms

Parents, don’t be fooled into believing vaping is safer for your teenager, so you can try to set your mind at ease. There’s nothing safe about smoking cigarettes for your kids and nothing you tell. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Life and Parenting The Dangers of Teenage Vaping

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How the Average Shopper Can Save the Most at Aldi

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Are you always looking for ways to save money? When it comes to saving money during your grocery shopping experience, Aldi is the way to go. For every item that you place in your cart, you are saving. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Frugal Living Tips How the Average Shopper Can Save the Most at Aldi

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How to Raise a Teen Who Isn’t Entitled

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Are there days you’re worried you might strangle your teenager? That’s ok. This is a normal feeling and not one to be ashamed of. You may be wondering How to Raise a Teen Who Isn’t Entitled without. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Life and Parenting How to Raise a Teen Who Isn’t Entitled

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Self Care Tips for Sports Moms

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Check out these Self Care Tips for Sports Moms. Being a busy mom always on the go is every sports momma right? You are responsible for making life smooth for your family, getting the kids to the ball. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Life and Parenting Self Care Tips for Sports Moms

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5 Tips for Delicious Chicken Breasts

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This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. Over in the Frugal Girl Facebook group (Click here to join! I approve readers promptly.),

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this and that | 6 miscellanous things!

The Frugal Girl

I’ve got a collection of randomness for you today, frugal people. The FTC says you should pick credit monitoring from Equifax. Hat tip to WilliamB for sending me the article! The FTC recommends that you choose the credit monitoring option from Equifax.

Five Frugal Things | Vintage fashion modification, for one

The Frugal Girl

I modified a vintage top for Sonia. She had a green silk long-sleeved top (kindly given to her) that had a lot of irreparable damage in the armhole area, along with several previous repairs. I suggested that we just give up on the sleeves and make it a sleeveless shirt instead.

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How to make Chicken and Biscuits (a casserole)

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This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. When Sonia and Zoe stayed with my parents recently, my mom made a dish from my childhood: chicken and biscuits.

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Zoe’s freshly painted gray bedroom

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This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. This was painting project number 4/6 from my summer bucket list. #1: 1: painting two twin beds white. #2: 2: painting Sonia’s $25 Goodwill dresser white. #3:

FFT | Let’s start the week off on a frugal note!

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This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. I mean, I’m not sure what other note we EVER start off with around here. I poured leftover paint into a glass jar.

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WIS, WWA | I did not blow my budget at Costco. (!)

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I made it out to Costco, where I spent $45. Then I spent $73 at Aldi plus one other regular grocery store, and $16 at the produce stand. So, amazingly enough, I went to Costco and did not have an over-budget week. WHAT EVEN IS THIS???? I’m at $134 for the week. August Spending.

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86 degrees in my house? Ohhhhh, no.

The Frugal Girl

Recently, I read about a blogger who sets his thermostat at 86 degrees during the summer and I’m not gonna lie: I was kind of horrified at the thought. I am an unabashed air-conditioning lover and I am frequently grateful that I was born after this blessed invention.

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Sonia’s $25 Goodwill dresser is now white!

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This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. Last November, I walked into Goodwill and spied this dresser.

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August Summer Bucket List Update

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Every summer I make a list of fun things and productive things I want to do before summer “kicks the bucket” I post updates every few weeks to let you guys know how I’m doing (and to hold me accountable!). Good heavens, it’s August already.

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Your Best Travel Destination According to the Zodiac

Shereen Travels Cheap

Everyone has a travel style, and your personality can totally mesh with that and create a fantastic and perfect vacation destination for you. Even if you don't believe in horoscopes and astrology, you have to admit that sometimes they're correct.

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6 Ways To Avoid Losing Touch With Loved Ones On Your Travels

Shereen Travels Cheap

If you’re traveling for an extended period of time, it’s all too easy to get wrapped up in your new adventure and forget about friends and family.

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How (and why) I’m working out

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I’ve mentioned my workouts here and there on the blog and also on Instagram, and lots of you have asked for more info about what I’m doing. So, I thought a post was in order. This is super off-topic, which is why I haven’t posted about it until now.

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Five Frugal Things | $125 from Equifax, a library book from Florida…

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This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. I claimed my $125 from Equifax. I looked my info up on their eligibility checker and yep, my data was part of the breach.

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I can’t recommend Sixth Continent right now

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Sixth Continent gift cards are sometimes not downloading. I have used and loved the site for months now, as have many of you. But recently, problems have begun to crop up. Multiple readers let me know this week that they’ve ordered gift cards and have not been able to download them.

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Tuesday Tip | Make disposable products inconvenient.

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This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. If you’re trying to avoid using disposable products (a sensible frugal move!), make it inconvenient to use them.

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Eat more of the good foods.

The Frugal Girl

Back in April, CNN published an article about a global diet study that had sort of surprising results: Many diet-related deaths are due not to over-consumption of bad foods, but to under-consumption of good foods, such as whole grains, fruit, nuts, and seeds.

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Buying new furniture is not a 100% time-saver.

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This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. Sonia’s been using an old glass-topped desk since she moved into Joshua’s old bedroom.

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Packing Light for Big Impact

Shereen Travels Cheap

I am a believer in packing light. I have packed all sorts of ways and I've decided that packing less leaves me less stressed, I have less to carry and fewer things to deal with.

Consumer Critique: New Zuru Products

Motherhood Moments

Summer is almost over, but that doesn't mean your family can't enjoy one last water fight. I had a chance to review some products from Zuru that will help make those water battles go well, as well as one new option for more indoor fun. Zuru X-Shot has a variety of blasters, including water guns.

Consumer Critique: She Knew She Could Bracelet

Motherhood Moments

Sometimes we just need a little reminder to give us strength and inspiration. That's the idea behind a bracelet I recently got to review - the She Knew She Could Bracelet. This is a small accessory, so it's easy to wear with just about any outfit. The band is adjustable to fit nearly any size wrist.

Consumer Critique: Banana Wave

Motherhood Moments

Many people think that the best way to recover after a workout is by drinking a sports drink - but for most athletes, that's really just a lot of sugar (plus color) without a lot of benefit. There's a way to replace the lost nutrients that's even healthier - a banana.

Soul Sustenance: New Books from Zonderkidz

Motherhood Moments

I recently had a chance to review several new books from Zonderkidz. They were all on a variety of topics, great for a variety of ages.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | 4th of July week

The Frugal Girl

Well, hi! I’ve been absent for two days, due partially to the holiday and also to the fact that I have been busy painting. I have things to show you next week! What I Spent. I spent $120 at the grocery stores this week, and I accidentally did not get a Hungry Harvest.

Two twin beds: painted!

The Frugal Girl

Way back in 2003, when I was pregnant with Sonia, we bought a bunkbed for Joshua and Lisey to share. Later, Lisey and Sonia shared it, and then until last year, Sonia and Zoe shared it. So, every kid in our family has slept in this bed!

Use less self-control: Avoid spending triggers

The Frugal Girl

I was listening to a How to Money podcast episode recently (while sanding Sonia and Zoe’s beds!) and they said something about spending triggers…which triggered some thinking for me.

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The gap between more and enough never closes.

The Frugal Girl

This quote, on a sign at Jimmy John’s, caught my eye recently. (I I tried googling to see who came up with it, but I can’t find the answer. If you know, drop me a comment!). Of course, I immediately thought of how this relates to contentment. More does not fix the problem.

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5 Reasons You Will Love the MightyFix (also, an awesome discount code)

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If you just want the discount code without reading further…it’s FRUGALGIRL3 and it’ll get you your first fix for only $3 (vs the usual $11). Click here to sign up and use the FRUGALGIRL3 code when you check out.

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How I’m dealing with cooking magazine clutter

The Frugal Girl

I am a long-time (happy!) subscriber to Cook’s Country, and occasionally to Cook’s Illustrated. I consider my subscriptions to be an investment in my efforts to cook at home, and cooking at home saves so much money, a magazine subscription is a tiny thing to pay for.

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5 ways to make yourself miserable after a money mistake

The Frugal Girl

Did you incur a late fee? Have you forgotten to pay a bill and been charged interest? Did you miss the return window on a purchase? Did cancelling that appointment slip your mind? The one where you have to pay the full amount? Maybe you broke something expensive or botched a repair.

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Giveaway: Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home

Motherhood Moments

Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home , a children’s book about a rescue dog finding a loving home, was recently awarded the prestigious Dog Writers Association of America Maxwell Medallion for 2018 Children’s Book of the Year.

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This big silicone lid is my new favorite thing

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Book Nook: Love is Action

Motherhood Moments

Many people go through this world feeling unloved. It doesn't have to take a lot of effort to change that. I had the chance to review the book Love is Action. This book incorporates many different ways to show love - in ways that don't feel like a big deal to us, but have a big impact. The book is written with a hopeful tone, encouraging a community of love to work together to find ways to show kindness.

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I’m not passionate about cooking. I just like to eat.

The Frugal Girl

I think there’s a difference. People who are passionate about cooking seem to really enjoy the process. They like to play around in the kitchen, and cooking seems to fulfill some creative desires inside of them.

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Google saved me a trip to the vacuum repair store (+4 more frugal things)

The Frugal Girl

I fixed my vacuum. One of my kids was vacuuming and somehow the whole thing tipped over and got stuck in the non-upright position. I fiddled with it a bit and couldn’t get it to pop back up. I was about to give up, but I did a little googling and found the answer on a forum.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | Father’s Day, a little sickness…

The Frugal Girl

(From our Father’s Day trip to a local park). What I Spent. It was an off week for Hungry Harvest (I’m trying every other week to see if that’s more manageable), and at the grocery store I spent $195. Good thing I didn’t get a Hungry Harvest!

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WIS, WWA | Is this an August week? A July week?

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I’m counting it as a July week, since it was mostly July. I started out the week with a $64 Aldi trip. And the only other stop I made was a $22 one at another grocery store. So, $86 it is for this week. July Spending. Week 1: $120. Week 2: $204. Week 3: $139. Week 4: $146.

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How to Make Spiced Pecans (or Cashews. or Almonds.)

The Frugal Girl

Spiced nuts are often considered to be a holiday food, but I love having them around for topping summer salads. So, today I’m republishing this recipe in honor of the arrival of salad season!

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July Summer Bucket List Update

The Frugal Girl

Every summer I make a list of fun things and productive things I want to do before summer “kicks the bucket” I post updates every few weeks to let you guys know how I’m doing (and to hold me accountable!). Ok, one month of summer is gone already.

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