Coping with Job Loss

How Do You Cope With Job Loss (2)

by Jennifer Sikora My search for frugality began when my husband decided to shut down his business in September of 2008 due to lack of business. At the time, I wasn’t working, so I started searching for something I could do from home to bring in some income to help with the bills. I landed …

Read moreCoping with Job Loss

Tiny Kitchen? No Problem

Tiny Kitchen. No Problem!

By Ashley Allgood I love my home but have always been a bit frustrated with our tiny kitchen. I hardly have any counter space and my main area of preparing meals had always been on our stove top, which is flat. My only other choice was on top of the counter directly over the dishwasher, …

Read moreTiny Kitchen? No Problem

How to Treat Sinus Infections

The cold weather along with the bacteria and germs that come along with being cooped up indoors can be harsh on our immune systems. Thankfully, there are many natural remedies that you can use to help prevent and fight infections. This month we’re focusing on the sinuses. Sinus cavities can easily become infected when they …

Read moreHow to Treat Sinus Infections

Things To Do In January

Things to do in January

Since 2016 has come to a close, I’ve been thinking about the past twelve months: we moved into a new home, in a new city; I made lots of mistakes and blunders along the way and overreacted to many things that weren’t worth it.

Piecing Together Priorities

There are so many things competing for our time these days. Between work (which has its own sub-list!) and home (including spouse, kids, household maintenance, church, extended family obligations, friends . . . well, you get the picture!) – it seems like everything and everyone are vying for our attention. As a result, some days …

Read morePiecing Together Priorities

Heating Helps

by Dena Wood I am blessed to live in a lovely, large home built in the late 1800s. Though there are many benefits to living in such a home, there are more than a few pitfalls as well. One such pitfall is the cost of heating a home that is poorly insulated and drafty. We …

Read moreHeating Helps

Are You Fix-It Impaired?

Are You Fix-It Impaired?

My mother and I were supposed to focus on housework, anyway, and leave the fixin’ stuff to the menfolk. So we did. That’s how I came to be “fix-it impaired.” And that’s why I decided to try and change.