How We Started a Complete Homeschool Kit for Just $160

How We’re Starting Our Homeschool For Under $160

In case you missed it, we recently made the decision to homeschool our oldest, who is entering kindergarten this year. Homeschooling our children was never in our plans, so this has been eye-opening and a bit overwhelming, to be honest. But, after a few weeks spent looking into various homeschool options and philosophies and curriculums …

How to Make an Income Stretch with Six Kids {An Interview With My Mom!}

I’ve been wanting to try something a little different on the blog for awhile and see how you lovely readers liked interview-style posts. (So if you like this, let me know in the comments and I’ll do more of them!) And in honor of Mother’s Day this weekend (and in honor of the best mom …

Quarantine Lunch Ideas for Kids

A Week of Quarantine “Making It Stretch” Lunches for the Kids

I have to admit, “quarantine cooking” doesn’t look much different than my regular cooking, because I was already in the habit of doing just one big grocery shopping haul at the beginning of every month with minimal (2, maybe 3) very small grocery trips in between for things like milk and produce (where I try …

It’s No Joke: The Craziest Things I’ve Done to Make Ends Meet Over the Years

Note: There are affiliate links in this post, which help support To Love and To Learn. This is the last post I’m doing as part of my special Finance + Frugality Week, and I sure hope you’ve enjoyed the series! Remember, if you’re wanting one of the best available resources to help you in ALL …

How We Spent Just $60/Family Member on Clothing Last Year (Without Buying All Used Stuff!)

My Greatest Spending Weakness To people who are even more frugal than I am, $240 spent in a year on clothing for a family of four might still seem high, but buying new clothing has always been a big spending weakness of mine. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I remember I spent around …

$100 Bathroom Makeover (with Before/After Pics)

Remember when we moved into our new house a year and a half ago, and for the first few months, I did all sorts of fun house update posts? And then remember how it’s been radio silence ever since?? REMEMBER THAT?! I have six words for you: No time. No money. No energy. Or just …

Save $1000 in 100 Days Challenge

How We Saved $1000 in 100 Days

A few months ago, I was pretty frustrated with our financial situation. Despite my husband having received quarterly raises this year and me getting more jobs through my photography business than I ever have before, it seemed we were never gaining any real traction on our goals. Back in January, as part of my 101 …

How to Save Money on Medical Bills

Money Saver #2: Ask for the Discount (esp. on Medical Bills!)

In case you’re just tuning in, my household is currently in the middle of trying to save $1000 in 100 days, a challenge I created to stretch my frugal muscles and finally make some headway on our larger goal of trying to save $10,000 in our emergency fund. The $1000 in 100 goal was going …