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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

Cleaning - 5 Things I’ve Learned To Live Without, by Tiffany Marshall

Sometimes you grow up assuming you need certain things to maintain a household only to find out later in life you don’t.


Cleaning - The Bed Bug Purge—Do You Really Need All That Stuff?, by Tiffany Marshall

My friend recently had a bed bug invasion of her home. Before you judge her cleanliness, you should know that bed bugs don’t care if a home is immaculate or filthy so long as there is fabric to live on and flesh to bite.


Frugal Living - How to Cut Your Cable Bill, by Andy Peloquin

You’d be amazed by how much you can end up spending on your cable bill! The cost of cable is constantly rising, and the truth is that you don’t really NEED cable.


Children - Help Your Kids Earn Extra Money With Vegetables, by Tiffany Marshall

Are you tired of your kids asking for a raise in their allowance? Are there certain chores around the house that need to be done but that you don’t trust the kids to do (e.g.


Budgeting - Eat Well on a Shoestring Budget, by Andy Peloquin

What do you do when you find yourself low on cash? Most people find ways to cut down on extra expenses, and sadly food is one of the areas that end up getting “tightened”.


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.


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?


 

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