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Make a Frugal Grocery Spending Plan for a Family of 4

Frugal is being intentional about what your money goes toward. Creating a grocery spending plan for your family makes being intentional with your money easier. Notice that I don’t call this a ‘budget.’ I dislike the word because it sounds restrictive. ‘Spending plan’ sounds more exciting and fun!

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'My Favorite Meal' Party

Coming up with an idea for dinner every night is a parent’s biggest frustration. We try to find a meal that everyone enjoys, that can be put together quickly, and reheats well for families on the go. Many of us Pin new recipes on Pinterest, but how many do we actually try?

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The Best Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know that the Instant Pot is the new must-own kitchen gadget. This appliance is so popular, I knew I wanted to try it for myself… even though I was far from sold on it. I borrowed an Instant Pot from a co-worker for a couple of days and tried a couple of different recipes, but still wasn’t loving it. I started to wonder: am I the only one?

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Farmers' Market Fun for the Whole Family

Farmers’ markets are cropping up all over. From town greens to city parks and rest stops on highways, farmers are gathering with their wares. Farmers’ markets are a great way to stock up on fresh local produce, but they can be a fun family outing, too! If you haven’t made a farmers’ market visit part of your regular routine, you may just want to add it in. Here are 10 things your family can do at a farmers’ market. 

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