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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
 

 

 

                     



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Frugal Living - What is Homesteading? An Introduction to a Frugal Lifestyle, by Ashley Henshaw

These days, more and more buzz is being generated about modern homesteading. But what is it, exactly, and is it something anyone can do to be more frugal?


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.


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!


Frugal Living - Extreme Simplicity, by Tiffany Marshall

To live frugally means to live simply. Often it means downsizing your living space and possessions, eliminating what you don’t really “need”, to free you up for other opportunities.


Frugal Living - Live Frugally Now, Live Comfortably In Your Later Years, by Tiffany Marshall

Most people are willing to talk about retirement when it comes to the idea of not working any more. Fewer are willing to talk about preparing to grow old.


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!


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.


 

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