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 What to Do When Your Children Break Things

by Nikki Willhite

It's dinner time. The food is hot and on the table, and you are just waiting for your 10-year old to bring over the milk from the refrigerator.

He opens the refrigerator door, takes out the milk, and then before he can even close the door, he drops the milk and it spills all over the kitchen floor.

He looks at you. His reactions are mixed. At first he may be surprised, then frightened of how you may react, and then, in self defense, a little belligerent.

You are hungry. Your family is waiting for dinner, and now, in addition to your frustration over wasted money, you have a mess to clean up. How do you react?

Do you start yelling at your child- telling them how careless they are, and how they have wasted money?

Do you threaten to take the cost of the milk out of their allowance- no matter how long it takes?... more











Frugal Living, Saving Money, Promoting Thrift
and Happy Homes

Healthy Living - 6 Cheap, Healthy Meals, by Tiffany Marshall

Healthy eating doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. (Wouldn’t THAT be counterproductive?) One of the keys to making meals inexpensive is to minimize the number of ingredients you need.

Clothing - Save Money By Extending The Life Of Your Clothes, by Tiffany Marshall

Extending the life of your clothes means less expense and less waste. Ideally you’re not outgrowing clothing any longer. It’s simply a matter of style.

Budgeting - How to Save on Monthly Expenses, by Andy Peloquin

How many times have you looked over your monthly spreadsheet and realized that you’re spending more than you should? Probably more times than you care to admit!

Frugal Living - Meals for Less Than $2 Per Person, by Tiffany Marshall

If the dollar menu from your favorite fast food restaurant is causing you to wonder whether you should exchange nutrition for the sake of your budget, please pull away from the drive-thru.

Gardening - Easy & Frugal Garden Hacks, by Ashley Henshaw

You’re already being frugal by growing your own vegetables and herbs at home. But how can you save even more as an amateur gardener?

Frugal Living - Creative Uses for Cardboard Boxes, by Ashley Henshaw

Thanks to the wonder of online shopping, having cardboard boxes around the house is totally normal these days. Making the effort to recycle them is great, but reusing them is even better.

Gardening - 3 Cost-saving Gardening Tips for Beginners, by Tiffany Marshall

Whether it’s your first home, a rent home or your grandparents’ home, one of the biggest challenges homeowners face is keeping the yard.


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