Budget

Cut Costs by Cutting Hair…Yourself!

My large family consists of myself, my husband, 2 little girls and 5 little boys.  When It comes to family hair styling, a bi-weekly trip to the barbershop or salon would cost us a pretty penny and hours of time. Hair styling and maintenance is a MUST around here, so what’s a frugal large family mom to do?  I do…

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Adoption, Budget

You Don’t Have to be Rich to be a Foster Parent

When people find out that I’m an adoptive mom, or a foster mom, they often tell me that they too have thought about adoption or foster parenting, and then give me the reason that they decided it wasn’t for them.  One of the reasons I hear most often is “We can’t afford it.”.  If you can afford to care for yourself, and the people in your home, you can afford to foster  a child.  Here’s why I believe that.

Budget

4 Tips for Feeding a Large Family on a Budget

As a large family momma of 7 growing kiddos, one of the most frequently asked questions I get is, “What do you guys eat?!”. The first few times I heard this, I thought it a bizarre question.  As if the grocery store is not available to families with more than 2.5 children, therefore leaving us with no other option than…

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