Category frugal

First Home, First Home Renovation

I’m going to skip the apologies for lack of content over here at the Frogging It blog. You know, big family, busy stuff, blah blah blah. So here’s what we’re up to this summer. It has always been a part of our planning to add a bathroom to our one bathroom house. Last summer, you […]

In Defense of Home Remedies

I’ve been thinking. I know lots of people who pooh-pooh the idea of home remedies for illness. Hey, I used to be one of them (“Just give me my antibiotics, please!”). But something happened this year. I spent most of the summer battling some kind of throat infection that my doctor was skeptical was even […]

Five (more) Favorite Freezer to Crock-pot Meals

Alright folks! I have five more favorite freezer-to-crockpot recipes to share. Since we’re trying lots of them out, you might as well save yourself the trouble of the bland & boring ones! If you want to see my other post of favorite freezer-to-crockpot recipes, check them out here! This time around, I’ve got several that […]

Money-Saving Tips: Those Pesky Data Limits on your Internet Bill

I’m going to put this out there in case you didn’t already discover it for yourself. I’m probably repeating everyone, but we learned this the hard way, and had to figure out the solution (easy!) on our own! Back when we first moved, I sat the kids in front of the Netflix way more than […]

Start a Freezer Cooking Club

The freezer meals are a life-saver for sure. (See five of my favorite recipes here.) But imagine this: You have two or three friends over, open a bottle of wine, and spend a few hours chatting while you assemble the meals for the freezer. At the end of your evening, you’ve got anywhere from 8-12 […]

Five Favorite Freezer to Crock-Pot Meals

Five Favorites (I should say “Favourites,” right?) is guest hosted by Fountains of Home this week. Check out Christy’s 5 ways to beat endless winter. And while you’re thinking about endless winter, you will blow away the winter blahs when you try out some of these awesome crock-pot recipes. Some of them were not written […]

Cheers & the Meaning of Life

This post is something been brewing for about a year now. Last year, while I was still pregnant with John Benedict (our 4th) and wrangling the other three (ages 4 and under), I experienced something I hadn’t experienced before. Friends, family, and perfect strangers took a particular interest in our fertility and wondered why we […]

The Best Toys for Your Kids

I often feel so inexperienced and naive about things…life, really. But the other day as I was watching three of my four kids playing, I realized that I DO have some experience in this whole mom business. And one of the things I’ve realized is how important it is to have good toys for your […]