Making nutritious, simple baby food from scratch

Photo by Martin Rittmeyer We make our own baby food. At one to three dollars a jar where we live, it’s a no brainer decision. But even if it weren’t so expensive, I’d most likely make my son’s baby food anyway – it’s healthier, cheaper, and it’s very easy. I thought it would be really (read more…)

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Let’s see who gets Pear Budget free for life…

The random number generator selected number 90. Out of the 357 entries, that means the winner is: Rachel! She doesn’t have a blog listed, so I can’t link to her, but her cheap date idea was, “We wait until our son has gone to bed, make popcorn and battle it out on Guitar Hero!” Thanks (read more…)

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Simple Mom is also now at Blissfully Domestic

Photo by Mark Grapengrater I‘m a new contributer over at Blissfully Domestic. My department? Blogging. I’ll be writing my overflowing wealth tiny bit of knowledge on the subject, everything from writing effective posts, to networking in the blogosphere, to blog designs that pack punch. My first post about defining your blog’s niche is up, and (read more…)

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how to budget with an irregular income

How do you budget with an irregular income?

Last week, a number of you mentioned a major difficulty in setting up monthly household budgets: irregular incomes. What do you do when you’re self-employed and have a fluctuating income? What if you’re paid on commission? Or what if your income simply varies depending on the time of year? I don’t pretend to think this (read more…)

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Simple Mom is now at the Life Skills Network

I’m happy to announce that I was recently invited to join the Life Skills Network, which is an eclectic group of bloggers dedicated to helping you develop the skills needed to live life to the fullest. Check out this resource for a conglomeration of topics from personal finance to motivation. Here are the great bloggers (read more…)

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