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DIY Halloween costumes have become a tradition in our house, not only for cost-saving reasons, but also because my boys sometimes have unique ideas that the Halloween aisles can’t accommodate. With seven years of parenting behind me, and almost as much time blogging, I’ve written quite a bit about costumes and pretend play. So, I thought I’d […]
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Freedom from Want

In 1943, Norman Rockwell created a series of oil paintings called Four Freedoms, inspired by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union address outlining four universal human rights that all countries must protect. Freedom from Want depicts a family sitting down to a traditional Thanksgiving meal. In that moment, the family wants for nothing. They look happy and healthy, […]
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I have been using Mint.com for years to set budgets, keep tabs on my spending, and track savings goals. So, I was delighted when I was approached to do an interview to feature on their website. Head on over to the Mint website to read about the surprises I experienced after “going frugal”, how frugality works with […]
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