I'm Lynnae, wife of one and stay-at-home mom of two. I'm committed to getting out of debt by being frugal with my choices in life.
For the past year my husband and I have been certified foster parents. In our case, we took in a relative who needed a home. Over the last year we have learned a lot about the [...]
It’s the last week of school, and I’m looking ahead to summer. What am I going to do to keep the kids busy? My nine year old and my toddler are easy. Spray parks, library story [...]
When my husband and I were just beginning our married life, we lived on very little. And I do mean very little! He had a job at a local radio station, and it didn’t pay much. [...]
The other day, as my toddler was throwing a tantrum, because she had to wait five seconds before I gave her a snack, I began thinking about what tremendous effort parenting a toddler takes. Not that [...]
It’s graduation season. As high school students everywhere are celebrating their new found independence, parents of these students are worrying whether or not their graduates know enough to survive college. In a perfect world, parents teach [...]
Last week I was waiting for an important document to arrive in the mail. As I checked the mail every day, I realized how easy it would be for someone to steal my identity. We have [...]
If you’re on a quest to lower your bills, take a hard look at your car insurance. Car insurance is an area that can yield monthly savings with just a few phone calls and inquiries. Many [...]
In many areas of the country, the weather is beginning to warm up. The temperatures are nice, but not stifling, and it’s the perfect time for getting outdoors. If you’re looking for some frugal outdoor activities, [...]
Camping is a favorite summertime activity for kids. Even if you don’t have the time, money, or inclination to load up the camping equipment and head to the woods, your kids can still experience the joy [...]
Fuel prices are going up, up, up. By this summer, the experts say gas will be above $4.00 a gallon. That doesn’t bode well for the summer vacation season. And for those on an already too-tight [...]
I'm just an average mom, trying to live a frugal life and get out of debt. I write about things that have (and haven't) worked to improve my family's financial situation. What works for me may or may not work for you, and you should always consult a financial advisor before making important financial decisions.
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