Grape Pretzel Trees

This year, after about 13 years of being an at-home mom, my youngest child began school and my oldest child began junior high. It's been an adjustment for all parties involved. Last week, in an effort to aspire to the noble parenting aspiration of healthy after-school snacks, I determined that I, too, would make healthful after-school snacks ....more

Cheap(ish) Birthday Day-Date

It feels like months have already passed, but hubs’ turned the big 33 the first week of August. I don’t talk a lot about our relationship on the old bloggy, but given the celebration over his birth I just want to brag on him a minute. First, he’s a worker ....more

BC Predicts: September 2015 Baby Bargain Forecast: Baby Gear Sales & More

I love September! From Labor Day sales (get it, “labor”?) to baby proofing and car seat deals for Baby Safety Month and Child Passenger Safety Month, you’ll find some of the year’s best discounts on baby gear this month. Here’s what I expect to see this month, based on sales we saw in previous years ....more

Buying Clothes

I started my new job in the middle of July. Until then, I haven’t had a job where I’ve needed to have a professional wardrobe since my kids were infants. My last in-person job was when I taught at the community college two days a week the semester after my daughters were born ....more

15% Off Site-Wide at Mabel’s Labels [Last Day]

Take 15% off any order of personalized labels at Mabel’s Labels today with coupon code BTS15 at checkout. Choose from clothing labels, combo packs, mini name stickers and more. Free shipping ....more

Extra 20% Off Jeans at Kohls [Lots Already On Sale]

Take an extra 20% off select jeans for the whole family at Kohls through 9/2. Use coupon code DENIM20 at checkout. You’ll find that many styles are already on sale at up to 50% off ....more

54% off Anatex Deluxe Mini Play Cube Today Only

This Anatex Deluxe Mini Play Cube...more

Spend $40, Save $10 on Kids’ Clothing, Uniforms and Accessories at Target

Spend $40 on kids’ clothing, shoes, uniforms and accessories at and save an extra $10. Use coupon code KIDS at checkout. Clothes for grownups (including maternity) are 25% off ....more

4 Tips That Will Help You Overcome Financial Fear and Setbacks

Hello Frugal Feministas! (I wrote this newsletter over the weekend and have seen such a positive response. It really hit a nerve with a lot of us so I decided to make it today’s post ....more