Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Frugal moms

Tuesday: Pasta with cream, peas and mint http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/241610
Reflections from the Backcounter

Frugal thinking is essential in our current economy. Discretionary income is being eroded by the rising costs of food, gas and utilities. This morning the news highlighted unrest in Egypt where people have taken to the streets to protest the high cost of living in that country. Mothers need to think creatively to keep food bills on budget and household costs under control. Tonights menu saves time and money. This is a quick, tasty and inexpensive pasta dish that has a different twist.
Mother to mother networking is also a great way to save money. Special occasion outfits are always expensive. Consider lending or borrowing outfits for weddings, proms, and evenings out. Hand down clothing to other kids who are just a few sizes smaller than yours.

A great site for the horsey set is http://www.showstop.info/. This is a site organized by a group of mothers who were tired of warehousing outgrown horseshow clothes and tack. These moms used their energy to create a site for others to sell items and place wanted ads for needed clothing and tack. This is a great idea! Check it out and post an ad! I have gotten a lot of good things on this site.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How I wish this site had been around when my oldest son was riding. Finding gear was always a challenge.
After reading several posts about the demands and stress of moms...well...remember one very important fact: it is temporary. And when your children are grown you will look back and find many, many moments to treasure. Besides these are some of the best years of your life! Yes! Believe me when I tell you that. My youngest of five is now almost twenty one and I do miss active mom duty. (But not everyday!). Thanks for your posts.