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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, […]

Grilled Cheese Roundup - 7 tried and true recipes that are easy and use things you have on hand. Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day by trying something new. www.fashionablyfrugal.net

Grilled Cheese Recipe Roundup

In celebration of this wondrous national day of grilled cheese, (which I think should be a National Holiday, write your congressmen!), I made a round-up of my favorite grilled cheese recipes from all over the internet. All of these recipes are easy to make with no fancy or expensive ingredients, these are recipes that I make at home myself.   […]