Backtalk Tackles the Recession, Mom-Style

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This week on Backtalk, we're covering the topic on just about everyone's minds right now:  our economy.

Everywhere I look on the Internet, I'm reading stories of how mom bloggers are being affected by the recession. I have read heartbreaking stories of layoffs, moms who've had to go back to work against their will, and families losing their homes. Even if you're not personally feeling much of an impact, one look at the blogosphere will convince you that many, many families out there are personally feeling the pinch.

That's why money-saving websites are hotter right now than ever. There's a veritable army of frugal mom bloggers out there, who are more than happy to share advice, coupons, and deal-saving information with the rest of us. In the first segment, we discuss some of our favorite frugal moms. We'll also talk about an interesting post that can only be termed, "when frugal goes too far!" You've got to see it to believe it!

One thing we can do in these troubled economic times is use our country's situation as a teaching point for our kids. BlogHer contributer and WeSeed president Jennifer Openshaw has a few tips in our second segment on talking to your kids about saving money.

Finally, we'll hear personal stories from two mom bloggers who've personally been affected by the recession, in both negative and, surprisingly, positive ways:  Yvonne from Joy Unexpected and Maggie from Mighty Girl.

Be sure and check out our Economy episode. And if you see something you like on the show, here's a handy list of the blogs and websites we mentioned.

Like Merchant Ships

5 Dollar Dinners

Mom Advice

Frugal Hacks

Joy Unexpected

Mighty Girl


Notes From the Trenches

Suburban Turmoil

Queen of Spain Blog

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