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Update On My Life

by Laura April 28, 2011 Simple Steps

It’s been over a month since I did a post about my job situation so I wanted to take a second and let you know how things are going.

It has been a big adjustment trying to settle into a schedule in my new life.  There have been so many blessings- more time with family and [...]

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Kids Frugal Fun 4/26

by Laura April 26, 2011 Simple Steps

Each week Sharon at Mom on Dealz bring you a craft you can create with your child that is both frugal and educational.

This week she went with a Mother’s Day craft. There are so many gifts for Mother’s Day on the internet and in books; she tried to pick a couple of the most frugal ones that [...]

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Coupon Class Open To The Public 5/9/11

by Laura April 23, 2011 Simple Steps

I get atleast one e-mail a day from someone asking if there is a place they can attend a class without having to host.   These come up very rarely but an opportunity has presented itself.

May 9th at 7 p.m. there will be a class at Norfolk Apostolic Church in Norfolk, VA.  The class will last [...]

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Locals: Weekend Frugal Family Fun

by Laura April 22, 2011 Simple Steps

Charlotte from MyActiveChild.com puts together a list each week of the best frugal (and often free) family events in the Hampton Roads area for the weekend!

If you are looking for something to do check out this list:

Friday- April 22, 2011

Dusk to Midnight- Skywatch at Northwest River Park, 1733 Indian Creek Rd Chesapeake, VA 23322 (Enter [...]

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Kids Frugal Fun 4/20

by Laura April 20, 2011 Simple Steps

Each week Sharon from Mom on Dealz brings you crafts to do with your child that are both frugal and educational. With Earth Day this week, I thought it would be appropriate to have that as a theme.

Craft #1
Coffee Filter Earth

Materials
-coffee filters
-green and blue markers
-water

Directions:
1. Have your child color [...]

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Kids Frugal Fun 4/14

by Laura April 14, 2011 Simple Steps

Each week Sharon at Mom on Dealz puts together a great frugal activity to both entertain and educate your kids. This week she had some help from Amee at Madame Deals!

Materials:
Magazine with pictures of your chosen animal (National Geographic was used for this one)
scissors and glue or tape ($1)

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Kids Frugal Fun 4/6

by Laura April 6, 2011 Simple Steps

Each week Sharon from Mom on Dealz creates a new fun and frugal game to play with your kids- and usually they learn something too!

Materials:
Construction paper
Magazines/Internet
Glue
Scissors
Play Money (can be printed HERE)
Markers

Directions:
1. Talk with your child about what kind of store they would like to [...]

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Kid’s Frugal Fun 3/29

by Laura March 29, 2011 Simple Steps

A big thank you to Sharon at Mom on Dealz for providing the Kid’s Frugal Fun each week! 

If you’re the parent of a school-aged child, you know that a major skill most children struggle with is learning how to make change. This is also a challenge for some teachers to teach. When I [...]

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Girls’ Frugal Fun- Dinner Club

by Laura March 28, 2011 Simple Steps

“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.”- Randolf G

As life gets busier it is getting harder to find time to spend with my close girl friends. Kids, husbands, jobs and so many other things take precedence over just getting together and hanging out. Facebook, text [...]

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You Asked For It- Store Deals

by Laura March 27, 2011 Simple Steps

I asked A Frugal Chick readers what I could do to improve my site.  I got lots of suggestions but one i LOVED so my genius computer guy and I got on it right away. 

If you look on the right hand side of this blog you will see a beautiful new button that [...]

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