WFMW: It’s Okay To Ask For Help-Meet Katie, My New VA!


Have you noticed how quickly Family Friendly Frugality has been growing lately? Honestly, since the start of 2011…it’s kind of exploded! If you hadn’t noticed, then maybe that means you haven’t been noticing how I’ve been dropping the ball all over the place lately! When was the last time you saw a Giveaway Winner post? (I promise, winners are still being contacted and connected with their prizes, I just haven’t had time to update the blog with the winners names!) {Read More}

WMFW: Small Trickles Make A Stream (Make Money Online)


I’m often asked about the online money making offers I post: “Do you really use these?” “Can you really make money with these sites?” “Are you sure this isn’t a scam? Seems way too good to be true!” My answers are respectively: 1. Yes, although not as much nowadays. 2. Yes, although be wary of claims of huge payouts. 3. There are definitely scams out there, I won’t ever promote a scam though. Even the programs that aren’t scams tend {Read More}

WFMW: Start A Gift Closet

Gift Closet A few years ago, we were having a lot of difficulty with our finances. It was mainly because we didn’t know how to handle our money or stretch our dollar. One of the hardest things to deal with during that time was the inability to give gifts. When you are scraping for pennies to buy a week of food, buying birthday presents for a friend’s child just can’t be high on your priority list. No matter how much {Read More}

WFMW: Sometimes You Just Gotta Have a Little Faith

photo © 2005 Joe Anderson | more info (via: Wylio)   Things have been stressful around the FFF household lately. Let me give you the highlight reel of the past week and a half or so: Our AC went out (we live in TX…this is a BIG deal) Our toilet stopped working and overflowed Our washing machine broke mid-load I got a flat tire Our house payment got lost in the mail My parents abruptly moved to South Carolina to {Read More}

WFMW: Making Time For My Hobbies


As a mom, it’s easy to let time get away from me. I once read a quote that really resounded with me: Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” H. Jackson Brown All these amazing, successful people were able to accomplish incredible feats within the same 24 hour days that sometimes left my {Read More}

WFMW: Why Coupons Really and Truly Don’t Hurt Anybody

Consumer: Limit One Coupon Per Purchase. Cannot be combined with any other coupon. Good only in the USA on purchase of brand/size(s) indicated. Any other use constitutes fraud. Void if altered, reproduced, scanned, transferred, sold or auctioned. You pay sales tax

A few weeks ago, I was checking out at CVS when the cashier noted out loud that I was purchasing 3 Sunday papers. “Do you buy the papers for the coupons?” she asked. “Yes, to be honest I don’t really look at the rest of the paper at all.” I responded. “Yeah, I’m not so sure about those coupon using people. They really put a strain on mom and pop businesses.” she replied with a scowl on her face. I {Read More}

Works For Me Wednesday: Using an Electric Indoor Grill Year Round

For Christmas this year, my mother in law purchased 4 big gifts. She wrapped them all, and than had each couple pick a gift sight unseen to open. We all opened our gifts and they were all kitchen related gifts. Colin and I received this massive grill/griddle from Wolfgang Puck. At first, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to keep it. It was huge. My mother in law said we could trade each other and I saw another present I {Read More}

WFMW: How To Use Google Reader To Keep Up With Your Favorite Blogs

google reader

How many blogs do you follow on a regular basis? Do you follow these blogs via email? RSS reader? Or do you just have it bookmarked on your browser bar? Maybe you rely on Facebook or Twitter for updates on your favorite blogs. As a blogger, I follow a LOT of blogs. Very few make their way into my email inbox. Instead I follow the majority of them through Google Reader (in fact even the blogs I subscribe to by {Read More}

Works For Me Wednesday: My Must Have WordPress Plugins

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about making the switch from Blogger to Self Hosted WordPress. In that article, I mentioned that I would be sharing my favorite WordPress Plugins with you. It took a bit to narrow it down, but these are my absolute favorite and the ones I personally consider essential to my blog’s success. You might have different needs for your blog, but these help things run smoothly for me! Akismet- Spam capture extraordinaire, I {Read More}