Finalist!

I just learned that ThePenny-wise family is a finalist in the “Frugal 100 Awards” from Happier.co.uk, in the “Best Upcoming Blogs” category.

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{Popsicle Bones} Are the cats grown-up?

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Image courtesy of antpkr / FreeDigitalPhotos.net  A conversation with little M ( age 7). “Mom–Are the cats going to loose their baby teeth?” Me: “No, they’re grown up, […] Continue Reading…

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Grounded: The Playlist

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For a long time, whenever a kid broke the rules, my #1 mom weapon was to take the iPod.  Until I found an iPod that had been under my […] Continue Reading…

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{Popsicle Bones} Feline Baptisim

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Image courtesy of antpkr / FreeDigitalPhotos.net . When I’m plugged into my computer, I can listen to the kids doing their own things, and the overheard nuggets of […] Continue Reading…

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{Book Review} “Star of the Week”

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“Star of the Week: A Story of Love, Adoption, and Brownies with Sprinkles” is a story I found at the library this morning.  We don’t see a lot of […] Continue Reading…

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{Freebies} Free Pancakes Ya’ll!

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February 5th is National Pancake Day, and Ihop is giving away pancakes.  Yeah.   This isn’t nearly as awesome for those of us who have outrageous food allergies and […] Continue Reading…

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{Infographic} Couponing 101

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From our friends at CreditSeason.com  An infographic created by CreditSeason.com, a personal finance website that strives to help people improve their money management skills and overall […] Continue Reading…

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Easy Bookmark Valentine

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This all started with a crochet lesson for my kids. To refresh my own skills, I did a hand full of granny squares and a PILE of two-minute-hearts.  The pattern […] Continue Reading…

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Do You Have a Carbon Monoxide Detector?

It’s been on my list forever to add a carbon monoxide detector to the house…. but just on the list.  I haven’t done much about it.  There’s other things on […] Continue Reading…

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Reflections on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Mathew Ahmann, Executive Director of the National Catholic Conference for Interrracial Justice, in a crowd. , 08/28/1963 ARC Identifier 542014 / Local Identifier 306-SSM-4C(51)13

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Mathew Ahmann, Executive Director of the […] Continue Reading…

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