"A Jack of All Trades is a Master of None, but oftentimes better than a Master of One."

10 Ideas to Encourage Healthy Activity in Children

"I can do it Mom, let me twist it tighter." Monkey helping me setup our new compost.

Each morning I am fortunate enough to pick Monkey up and take him to school. We park about two blocks from the school. This forces us to get a few minutes of a walk or quick jog together, talk about the day and gives me extra exercise on the walk back to the car.

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Welcome to the new Vacuum Show!

If you know our family at all, you know our son Monkey is a huge fan of vacuums! He absolutely loves to take them apart, put them together, and even received a new shop vac for Christmas. He has been asking to do a video on YouTube about vacuums, so we started with one this week! He learns so much from others, so maybe he’ll inspire another vacuum enthusiast as well. Enjoy!

How We Save All School Year for Our Summers Off

Mr. Frugal Mom$ter, Chris, and I both work in education. We only get paid ten months out of the year and two months we’re on the hook for paying our bills without a paycheck flowing in the door. More often than not we know teachers who have to work all summer in order to cover their bills and that seems like such a bummer to us. Continue reading…

3 Reasons We’re Not Taking a Foreign Vacation This Summer

Our ten year wedding anniversary is coming up in September. Isn’t that amazing and wild! We had toyed around with the idea of going to a far off place or doing something expensive to celebrate. Zip lining in Costa Rica or food tours in Spain. For three reasons, we’re skipping on a major vacation this summer to celebrate our whopping 10th anniversary and doing something different instead. Continue reading…