Thrifty Mom's Two Cents

Whoosh! Thanksgiving has flown by, and the holidays are upon us. With so much on our plates -- finding and wrapping gifts for our families, baking holiday treats, and making the season feel special for everyone -- it can be really hard to find some easy and inexpensive ways to make our home look festive! So today I am sharing with you 10 Fun and ...

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Most of us have too much stuff as evidenced by drawers that won't close, pantries filled with ingredients that we'll never use, and platters and cups that we've received as gifts or picked up at events that we never use. All of this stuff makes it hard for us to find exactly what we need when we are looking for it, and clutter in the kitchen just ...

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Whether it's baby's first Halloween or he's a seasoned pro at the trick-or-treating thing, you want your child to look awesome this Halloween! And rather than settling for a store-bought costume, you should look into creating something unique yet adorable. Need some inspiration? Here are 15 awesome DIY Halloween costumes! ...

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Grocery shopping is a necessary chore that every family needs to do. But if you take the time to get yourself organized before you head out to the store, you'll save yourself time on this weekly errand and you'll save money too because you will only buy exactly what you need! In this post I am going to share with you my favorite tips on how to ...

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I am guessing that most of us feel lucky if we even manage to get all of our photos off of our phones and cameras and onto our computers. But once the photos are there, the process of reviewing them and then doing something with them is just too much! ...

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One of the best ways to feel organized as a mom is to have in place a set of routines for the morning, afternoon, and evening. When you have these routines in place for yourself as well as for your family, it becomes so much easier to get the things done that you'd like to accomplish--prepare healthy meals, get ready quickly and easily so as to ...

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If you have kids who are picky eaters, have food allergies, or perhaps attend a school where no hot lunch is served, you know what it's like to devote a good chunk of your morning getting lunches ready for the kids. You also know how frustrating is it when they come home at the end of the day with their sandwich only half-eaten with fruit ...

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In February, the adoption community was abuzz with discussion about this Yahoo! Shine article, which shared the experiences of adoptive mom Kim Kelley-Wagner and her daughters, currently ages 7 and 13. Kelley-Wagner created a Facebook photo series showing her daughters holding whiteboard signs ...

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It seems like only yesterday that you were painting the nursery and preparing for your little one's arrival. And somehow, the months have flashed by, and your baby has grown-up to the point where she is already trying to climb out of the crib! Your toddler is speaking to you in short sentences (who knew ...

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Maybe it’s the school teacher in me, but from the time my kids were small I tried to ‘sneak in’ learning activities. I knew they would truly learn in pre-K and beyond. I knew I wanted them to play and be kids until that time. But I also knew from years of teaching the importance of building and reinforcing educational ...

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