Frugal Nutrition Tips: Should We Eat Beans?

My friend Katie of Kitchen Stewardship has authored some of my most-referenced cookbooks over the years. Her ebooks are the first ones I turn to when I want a good snack for summer travel or a frugal potluck meal.

The pages I’ve printed off from her ebooks have that well-loved look any

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Grief & Hope of Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day always brings myriad emotions and memories. The “what ifs” and “if onlys” seem to sneak their way in.

The years of infertility and miscarriage are part of our story. The heartache molded us, changed us, and deepened life- even today.

Adoption, Pregnancy and Birth are now also part of our

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Homemaking Helps on a Budget

This sale is now over. The books are available for purchase individually, if you are particularly interested in a certain title, but the bundle is no longer available.

You already know I love the thrift store. It’s my favorite place to stock up on classic books, cute clothing, and replace dishes the kids

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Postpartum Health & Fashion: Fit2B & Embracing Beauty Giveaway!

My midwife and chiropractor each have given me the same encouragement over the past year: “Exercise/Stretch for Healing; Repair that Muscle Damage!”

(“Ok, thanks,” I said. And proceeded to do nothing.)

But by the time my maternity clothes were packed away (Thanks, Trina), my abdominal muscles still hadn’t healed. It’s called

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Wardrobe Style from the Thrift Store

I don’t think I’ve ever had this many photos of myself in one post before. This feels rather weird for me. But I really wanted to share my thrifted finds with you!

I recently read Trina Holden’s new book, Embracing Beauty, and I’m so glad I did! I really needed that

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Did I Do a Fad Diet? {Whole 30 Update!}

For the Lenten season, I decided to go through the Whole 30. You can find all the details from the authors at Whole9Life. To sum it up, it is 30 days of:

No Sugar No Dairy No Grains (including corn and white potatoes) No Legumes (including peas, soy, and peanuts) No Alcohol No “Paleo-ifying” foods

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Preschool Bundle Sale!

One of the most challenging aspects of being a homeschool mom right now, is probably my preschooler asking, “Please do school too, Mommy?”

Each day goes much smoother when I have options, simple supplies/resources, and some fun ideas to keep him busy, entertained, and learning!

He is loving learning how to

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Grab the Natural Living Bundle of the Week!

I’m sure you know by now, that here at Frugal Granola, I love books and bargains.

Bundle of the Week is a great way to acquire books that you love in small bundles (no extras that aren’t quite what you’re interested in). Each week, for only $7.40 (less than the

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Book Giveaway: Redeeming Childbirth

When I discover a new book that I love, I get excited to share it with you!

Angie Tolpin, author of Redeeming Childbirth, has offered to give away a signed copy of her book to one Frugal Granola reader.

If you are expecting (or hoping to be), or planning on participating in a

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Pain Redeemed

Sometimes picking up a book means having to revisit your own story… a past you’ve packaged up; hurts and joys reappear with their lessons; and the tears fall again. This was my experience in reading Natasha’s book, Pain Redeemed. Her beautifully-crafted words transparently reveal her journey with an incredible message.

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