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Frugal Living 101 Hacks

Your Word of the Year is…

Many people look to the new year as a clean slate. This will be the year I am happy, healthy, in shape, successful….insert your favourite positive adjective here. We start off on January 1st with the best of intentions, but so often we slip back into old habits, and our resolutions fail. I’ve got your […]

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The Keto Diet – family edition

For the last couple of years you may have noticed that our meal plans have been healthier. Lots of veggies, lighter on the carbs (most of the time) and much leaner cuts meats. Years ago, when money was tight we ate a lot of pasta and beans and rice as fillers, with cheaper cuts of […]

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Frugal Living 101 – Paying for Convenience

Next up in our back to basics series, I am talking about when you should and when you shouldn’t pay for convenience. As a busy mom of 4, I know that my time is valuable. Sometimes paying a little extra for a convenience item or service is worth it, and sometimes it isn’t. All these can […]

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Frugal Living 101 – My #1 Tip!

Ok guys, we are going back to basics! I thought I would revisit some of the main topics I used to always focus on; the tried and true ways that anyone can save money! First up is the number one rule when it comes to saving money and living a frugal life: don’t spend more […]

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Easy DIY Foaming Hand Soap

How many times do you wash your hands a day? For me, it feels like a million! Our skin gets dried out enough during the winter from the cold air, add to that constant washing because of all the germs, and you’ve got dry cracking skin! I’ve noticed this winter has been worse than usual. […]

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Get Paid to Shop This Holiday Season

  We’ve all seen this meme, right? I’ve got as 3 year old and an almost 2 year old. Sometimes they are perfect in stores, sometimes they aren’t… Working around 4 kids’ schedules is tricky. From school drop off to nap times, school pick up and on to after school activities and homework; I don’t […]

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Healthy Eating Hacks to Save You Time & Money

It’s no secret that we try to eat healthy. But with 4 kids are at various stages of pickiness, it can get tricky. Thankfully our older two are willing to try new things (most of the time) and if the younger ones don’t like what I’ve made, there are always lots of healthy snacks that […]

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When to Spend and When to Save

Knowing when to buy the cheap item versus investing in something isn’t easy. And it really can depend on your current financial situation, your current life style, and your current stage of life. Making the right decisions can be stressful! A daunting task for many people who live pay cheque to pay cheque, or just […]

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Frugal Family Vacation Series Part 4 – All the Little Extras

Are you still with me? Hopefully you’ve found some really useful information so far in this series. I really believe that a great family vacation is attainable for anyone, if you plan properly! If you are really trying to watch your spending and stick to a tight budget, watch out for all the little extras […]

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Frugal Family Vacation Series Part 3 – Road Trip Hacks

Road trips can be fun for everyone, families of all sizes, and kids of all ages, if you plan right! We are a family of 6, with kids ranging in ages from 7 down to 15 months, and we love road trips! From driving for just a few hours to trips that last several days, […]

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