Congress Is Not Just For Old White Men - Moms Can Serve Too

The recent primary election brought the usual flood of campaign literature pouring through my letter slot. I had nearly tossed the pile into the recycling bin when I noticed something AMAZING.There was a large color photo of a Hispanic woman holding two tiny kids. The text began “As a mother of two children…” and was an endorsement for quality pre-K. It hit me – SHE was the candidate, and she was claiming her identity as a mother in her campaign for the state legislature. Had I ever seen such a thing before? Had it ever HAPPENED before?...more
We need more women--mothers, grandmothers, lesbians, singles, aunts, wives, daughters, sisters. ...more

What to Wear to Work

Michelle Pimm is back with her fashion expertise on what to wear to work. Her advice for networking over coffee was so great, I know you’re going to like this one. So if you just started a new job or need to upgrade your work wardrobe, keep reading! Thanks Michelle! XO Katherine Image: Elle ...more
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What Would Your Life Look Like Now If You Hadn't Started Blogging?

Ten years ago, I was two years out of my graduate writing program and just returning from maternity leave (I came back the week after the fourth of July holiday, come to think of it) to my product management job in corporate America. If I hadn't started blogging on maternity leave, I would not have written anything new in almost a year. ...more
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On the Bright Side

This past week was a tough one. I felt like the blows just kept coming. First was work-related ....more

5 ways to modernize your job search

If you’re still following job search advice from a decade or more ago, you might be...more

manager wants to buy underwear for employees — and wants to approve it first

A reader writes: A friend of mine recently told me that her boss takes her and a coworker shopping a couple of times a year. Sounds nice, huh? Apparently the shopping experience is done together and the boss directs the employees to what they can look for (shoes, handbag, etc.) and then upon her approval, she’ll buy the items and they are on their merry way ....more

Philips Avent Digital Video Baby Monitor with Night Vision on Lightning Deal Today

The Philips Avent Digital Video Baby Monitor with Night Vision...more

50% Off Popular Razor A Scooter

The Razor A scooter in Sweet Pea is 50% off at $24.94 right now. That’s the lowest price ever by Amazon, and it looks like they’re matching the price at...more

40% Off plus Free Shipping through Tuesday at OshKosh [Plus Coupon]

Enjoy free shipping today and tomorrow at OshKosh B’Gosh online. It’s usually $6. OshKosh is running a ...more

Up to 50% Off Site Wide, 50% Off Jeans AND Free Shipping Today at Gymboree

Shipping is free today at, which is awesome, since they’re currently running an Up to 50% Off sale. Jeans and “outfit essentials” are 50% off. Markdowns are an extra 20% off (priced as marked.) Happy shopping! ...more

Milk vs. Water in Bread, and Limits on Screen Time at Chez FG

Every Monday, I answer a few of the questions that my readers send me. If you have a question you’d like me to answer in a future Q&A post, just leave me a comment here or email me (thefrugalgirl [at] gmail [dot] com) and put Q&A in the subject line. I look forward to hearing from you! ...more

Homemade Mondays week 91

Homemade Mondays is a series for people that are on a journey to better living, via healthier eating and a more natural lifestyle....more

Giveaway: Will you change names after marriage?

Have you thought about changing your name after you get married? How do you change names? Do you even want to? ...more