Learn With Purpose & Take Action


This post is a part of the Make A Change Monday series. Learn more about Make A Change Monday here.  Recently, our church has been exploring a series they are calling Stuck. It’s interesting how in line with my life this series is right now. In so many ways, I have felt stuck, without momentum. The past few years of my life have had one constant: change. Lately though, things have felt a bit stagnate and a bit uninspired. Day in, {Read More}

Free (or Cheap) Resource Friday: Picnik

For the very first Free (or Cheap) Resource Friday, I had originally picked out one of my favorite free online picture editing programs. Picnik. Unfortunately, I logged in to my Picnik account recently and was greeted by this: Insert very sad face here: (yes, that was made in Picnik!) I contemplated removing Picnik from this series, but I decided to go ahead and write about it. Until April 19, 2012 it will remain my favorite free photo editing and graphic {Read More}

Living Healthy On A Budget: Menu Planning

Pin It Read the other posts in this series: Living Healthy On A Budget One of the biggest misconceptions about healthy living is that it can’t be done easily on a budget. I respectfully disagree. Living healthy is possible on any budget! The first thing we need to do is throw out today’s meaning of the word “healthy”. Rather than buying expensive “health food”, instead we’re going to focus on buying WHOLE foods. We’ll walk outside instead of paying $100 {Read More}

Quit Comparing Yourself to Others

This post is a part of the Make A Change Monday series. Learn more about Make A Change Monday here.  Have you heard the saying, “The grass is always greener on the other side.“? I’m sure the majority of us have heard it and even said it ourselves a time or two. Basically, what that saying means is that no matter what you have, there will be always be someone else that appears to have it better. The key word {Read More}

Make A Change Monday: Be the Kind of Person That Takes Action #SOPASTRIKE


Read more about Make A Change Monday here. Today is January 16, 2012. It’s a Monday just like every other Monday. However, it’s also a day that has been set aside to honor a great and honorable man. Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. would be 83 this year if he had not been assassinated back in April of 1968. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr stood for something. He was a man of great words and great action. Someone that we can all aspire to {Read More}

Simple, Basic Ways to Cut Household Spending to “Find” Much Needed Cash

Hello! My name is Gina and I write the Old School Saving blog. Thank you, Heather, for allowing me to write a guest post on Family Friendly Frugality! I’m a lot like you; I try to stretch my dollar as far as it will go while living a full, satisfying life. To budget more efficiently, I enrolled in the ‘level pay’ plan my utility companies offer several years ago. My payments would always be about the same and I’d know {Read More}

Make a Change Monday: Protect Your Health (Including Your Mental Health)

                                                                                                           Source: etsy.com via Codi on Pinterest   Read more about Make A Change Monday here. When we think about being healthy, the obvious always comes to mind. √ {Read More}

Sunday Morning Breakfast – The Best Things In Life Happen At Home

We have a tradition of going out to eat on Sunday mornings before Church. It’s a tradition we really enjoy! We’re trying to meet some 2012 financial goals in record time though (Be Aggressive! Be-Be Aggressive!), so today we made breakfast at home. Honestly? It’s SO much better! Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure we’ll still do our morning breakfasts out to eat again in time, they are special to us too. But it’s a good reminder that the best {Read More}

My Personal & Business Goals for 2012 (Plus A Custom Worksheet For You!)

                                                                                    Source: t.co via Leanna on Pinterest   Yesterday I went over how we can learn from our mistakes of 2011 and use them to make 2012 a much  more productive and exciting year! Today though, I wanted to {Read More}

Save Money in 2012: 5 Essential Resources to Save Big in the New Year

Last year, I wrote a very popular article entitled Money Saving Tips for Families in 2011. Because my money saving advice generally stays the same year to year, I’m going to encourage you to go back and read that article, but sub in 2012 for 2011. In addition though, I thought it might be beneficial for me to write up an article about what resources I consider to be most essential to save money in 2012. They aren’t very sexy {Read More}