My Family Thinks I'm in a Hotel. I'm Homeless.

Homelessness is all around us, and often many of us choose to overlook it, ignore it, and blame the homeless person for being in this situation. We say they are not responsible, they drink, they do drugs—it is their own problem. I am writing this to share my personal experience as a homeless woman....more
All the best as you break out of your homelessness.  You seem like a fighter and a manager.  All ...more

Is There an American Right To Education?

Why does the United States mandate education up to the 12th grade, but not beyond?...more
And why does our public responsibility to children not start until age 5? Better to put ...more

What if You Can't Unplug? Being Productive While Still Checking Social Media

In a few weeks, my kids will return to school and I will get back to work.  Sure, I've been working all summer, but at a much lighter load.  In the fall, things will pick up again, and I will have to find the discipline to tear myself away from email, social media accounts, and blogs for a few hours a day lest I get nothing accomplished. Do me a favour and help me by not posting so many good thoughts online that I can't help reading.  Re-entry is always rough. ...more
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Freebie: 5 Sheet Printable Set

I have a fun freebie for you today: a 5 Sheet Printable Set. The set includes a free printable menu planner, shopping list and inventory sheets. This set was designed to help you lower your grocery spending ....more

Want Career Success? Don’t Forget to Get Married

Agree? Disagree? Leave a comment and share your thoughts! ...more

70% Off at Crayola Store: Refills, Art Supplies, More

Coupon code SUMMER70 gets you 70% off at Crayola Store...more

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Enjoy free shipping at Gymboree.com today. It’s usually $5. Gymbo’s $5 clearance sale is still on, and the free shipping deal really lets you make the most of it ....more

The house is in chaos…

…but the kids are all joyful and full engaged....more

Grandma’s Homemade Cinnamon (or Apricot) Sweet Rolls

Back in June, I posted a photo of some homemade cinnamon rolls on Instagram (I’m thefrugalgirl there if you want to follow me!), and many of you requested that I share the recipe. I’d only made the cinnamon version that day, though, and I wanted to wait until I made an apricot batch too so that I could show you both varieties. I’ve shared an overnight cinnamon roll recipe here before, but these rolls are free-form (the shaping method is quite different) and they bake on a sheet instead of in a 9×13 pan ....more

Yes, Life is Hard – So Toughen Up, Buttercup

Hang on friends, because it’s Tough Love Day. It’s time to acknowledge something if you haven’t already: life is hard. Life is often unfair ....more

Should debt be a part of your budget?

Jordann over at My Alternate Life brought up an interesting point, saying that debt should not be part of your budget. It clearly shows debt […] ...more