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Homemade Washing Soda

Washing Soda is an important ingredient in making your own homemade laundry detergent, and many readers have been asking me about how they can make an alternative because it’s difficult to buy it where they…

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Rewarding Good Behavior

One thing we really had to get a handle on quickly with 7 children is establishing a routine or reward system for good behavior. I went through many different ideas on what to try, we…

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Score Big at Your Farmers Market!

Background Farmers markets are no longer just a trend. These once small and local affairs are growing in size and scope. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported a 9.6 % increase from 2011…

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Create Your Own Bubbles!!

DIY Bubbles at Home!   Now that summer time is upon us, there is a wide variety of fun ‘outdoor’ activities to keep kids busy. One of the most popular of those, that kids of…

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How to Save Money on Groceries

How you can eat inexpensively, but still healthy despite all the rising costs in groceries.  It’s been awhile since I did an article on saving money at the grocery store, and I thought we were…

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Make Your Own Iced Coffee’s and Flavored Syrups!

I don’t know about you, but I cannot survive without caffeine. I absolutely LOVE flavored coffee’s and Iced coffee’s but they are so horribly expensive to go out and buy. The Thrifty North West Mom…

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35 Homemade Art Materials for Kids of All Ages

35 Homemade Art Materials Kids Can Make Now that summertime is upon us, it’s a great time to take advantage of the many different homemade craft materials you and your kids can make. Not only…

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100 Money Saving Tips!

Where can you find so much advice in one post? Well here of course. Trent over at The Simple Dollar has come up with a wonderful list of 100 Money saving tips to help you…

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DIY OxyClean and Daily Shower Cleaner

Here are two must have cleaners in your home, that you will use on a daily basis. With our busy schedules it can be difficult to schedule in time to give the shower a good…