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As a frugal family we are always looking for ways to cut cost but still be able to give a little to our loved ones.  Our journey to be more frugal started 5 years ago. We decided directly after having Brooklyn that working full time, coming home exhausted and being harassed at both of our jobs over doctors appointments for our baby girl wasn't going to work for us as new parents. So we started trying out new ways to cut cost and save money. A year later, after losing my mom, and putting Brooklyn in daycare at 11 months...

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  As parents of a very, very active 5 year old girl, we thought long ahead of what we plan to do over Thanksgiving break to keep her busy. Most of you may know that Kevin and I adopted a more frugal lifestyle after both losing our jobs within a month of each other at the height of covid. Little did we know that the struggle of not having jobs would lead us to a happier, less materialistic and more spirtual way of living.    Before we jump into what we came up with for activities.... I would like to say...

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Talks of inflation are everywhere! News, social media, office conversations... everywhere.  We've learned that we can either let it scare us or we can make small changes to make it easier on our family. I wanted to share a list of 4 ways we have made as a family to make the woes of inflation a little bit more manageable. Some of these changes did not happen over night but there are a lot that you can start doing today.   

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