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I'm a single mom... and I just quit my job. How I afford to stay home with my children and work from home

How I can afford to stay home as a single mom

I actually did it, last Friday was my last day. I am terrified. I have worked the last 3 years for the sole purpose of paying for insurance. Almost every cent of my paycheck went to the very expensive daycare that was raising my children for me. They taught my daughters their ABC’s, they were […]

Easter traditions that range from the simple ones you grew up with, to the wacky and rather unthinkable.

Fun Family Easter Traditions

From the traditional to the weird A lot of the ideas I have seen in other places, some I do myself like the Shaving Cream egg dye (funnest way to dye eggs ever!), and others are just not going to happen (like cracking an egg on someone’s head). Dying Easter Eggs There are so many […]

Great stocking stuffers for the man in your life. Make sure his Christmas is great with these great ideas for him.

Stocking Stuffers for Men

I know a lot of my sisters and friends have trouble thinking of ideas to get their mister for their Christmas stockings. Let’s face it, even grown-ups like getting stockings at Christmas time. This post contains affiliate links. While they do not add any cost to you, I do receive a small commission. Heavy wool socks […]

Top stocking stuffers for kids. Frugal ideas for your kid's Christmas stockings that they will be delighted with.

Stocking Stuffers for Kids

Growing up we weren’t allowed to wake my parents up to open presents until 6am. When you are 5 and there are presents under the tree, the wait is terrible. However, we were allowed to go through our stockings and play with what was in there. Our parent’s wisely included things that would keep us busy […]

Last week I became overwhelmed, so I just stopped. I stopped caring, this is what I did instead.

Why I stopped caring

“…one day she won’t need me anymore” Three weeks ago I found myself in a very dark place, I was exhausted and pretty worn out with life in general. I had three days worth of laundry sitting in the living room and a burning desire to just throw it all out. My kids were acting […]

Are you guilty of saying these 10 things to a mom? Or have you had someone try to give you some "advice" that you really didn't want, or need? See a list of the 10 worst things to say to a mom. www.fashionablyfrugal.net

‘Helpful’ advice no mom wants to hear

This weekend was our bi-monthly grocery shopping trip. While in the store I was observing other mothers and noticed a trend of “helpful” advice that other people like to give. Here are some of the “best” that I personally have experienced: 1. “If my kids acted like that, they would have been spanked.” Thank you for that wonderful insight, […]