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Saving Money While Raising Kids – What Works for Cassie

Saving Money While Raising Kids – What Works for Cassie

Recently, Michelle, Mary Ellen and Alex all posted about ways they save money while raising their kids. In our community, it isn’t always a priority to save money. Many of our friends and neighbors have a two-income household or have a little extra in their bank accounts. So sometimes it can feel a little embarrassing [...]

Ask the Mamas: Handling One Income

Ask the Mamas: Handling One Income

Each week we will ask our mamas a question from our readers that pertains to babies, toddlers, or parenting. Make sure to check back each Tuesday to see their responses! Do you have a question you’d like to ask the mamas? If so, send us an email with your question to askthemamas@mamasaywhat.com. A Mama Say [...]

Addyson’s Bright and Colorful Nursery

Addyson’s Bright and Colorful Nursery

Mama Say What reader Briana shares her daughter’s cheery and distinctive nursery, which went from zero to ‘finished’ in the nick of time. Only a couple of weeks passed before the master bedroom was transformed into a bright, welcoming abode for baby Addyson. If you are waiting to ‘remodel’ a room in late pregnancy, this [...]

Feeding a Large Family on a Budget

Feeding a Large Family on a Budget

What is it like to feed a large family on a very tight budget? Here are some of my strategies. First, let me give you a bit of my background. I am the mama to four grown children, all born within two years of each other. I was a stay-at-home-mama in the late seventies and [...]

DIY Scrapbook Paper Mobile

DIY Scrapbook Paper Mobile

I consider myself a fairly creative person and I love to be crafty when I can find the time. When I found out I was pregnant with my first son, I went a little DIY-crazy. DIY Scrapbook Paper Mobile I made wooden letters covered with scrapbook paper to display his name, closet organizers, no-sew curtains [...]

$4 Ginger Carrot Butternut Squash Soup

$4 Ginger Carrot Butternut Squash Soup

I love how quick this meal is to make, and the cost is minimal. I also love how much my toddler loves it! Ingredients: 20 oz bag frozen pre-cut squash, $1 at Market Basket 14.5 oz can of chicken broth, $0.65 at Hannafords (I buy reduced sodium) 14.5 oz can of sliced carrots, $0.50 at [...]