I remember reading a story about a young woman living on a family cattle ranch out west. Her grandmother had been living and working on the ranch all her life. The woman was curious about her grandmother's household chores and asked her how often she washed the wooden floors of the house. The grandmother looked at her in confusion and asked what the point of washing the … [Read more...] about Save Money and Time by Lowering Your Standards
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When my kids were little, another mom and I started swapping babysitting for date nights. We could have some dates with our husbands and wouldn't have to spend a dime on babysitting! It seemed like a great solution and it worked really well for a few months... but it wasn't perfect. Sometimes I wanted a date night and she didn't need a sitter for a couple months. I also wanted … [Read more...] about How to Get FREE Babysitting With a Babysitting Co-op
Why you need a car box I mentioned in my post about baby supplies that I feel a diaper bag is unnecessary, especially if you mostly travel in your car. If you're in a car, you can keep a box full of supplies available without having to carry them everywhere. Although a car box is especially useful when you have babies & toddlers, I feel they're useful for all families. A … [Read more...] about How to Pack a Car Box to Be Prepared, Save Money, and Have Fun!
When we bought this house, we were aware that it had two single garage doors (instead of a double) but never thought much about it... until we tried to pull a van into it! Remember those cone exams when you took your driving test? Remember how stressful it was? I get to do that every day! Since there is a structural support beam in the center of our garage, … [Read more...] about How to Remove Paint Transfer Scuffs from a Car Quickly & Easily
It costs $2.50/day to buy lunch at our school, so for 2 kids, I'm looking at $5/day if they both buy. I do allow my kids to buy lunch 1-2 times/week for my convenience, but it can be much less expensive to pack lunches (and probably healthier at the same time!). It is also easy to spend MORE on a packed lunch if you buy all prepackaged items like little bags of cookies, … [Read more...] about How to Pack a Cheap & EASY Lunch for a Young Child