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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

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.


Frugal Living - Cut Grocery Shopping Costs, by Andy Peloquin

You have to eat every day, so you can’t really skimp out on the shopping. If your shopping budget is fairly high but you’re looking for ways to trim the fat, the good news is that it’s possible!


Clothing - Save Time and Money by Creating a Capsule Wardrobe, by Ashley Henshaw

Have you heard of the term “capsule wardrobe?” This fashion trend, which originated on Project 333, is gaining steam, and for good reason.


Clothing - 6 Cheap Ways to Organize Your Closet for Spring Cleaning, by Ashley Henshaw

You’ve seen the immaculately organized closets featured on blogs and Pinterest pages and in design magazines. But how can you get the same look in your own home?


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.


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.


 

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