Introducing Littlewoods!

Mr. Frugalwoods, Babywoods, and I are thrilled to introduce you to the newest member of our family: Littlewoods! Our second daughter was born on February 17th and tipped the scales at 8 pounds, 2 ounces and 20.5 inches long. I always thought it was hilarious that parents shared the weight and length of their children, but, we’re so proud of them and there’s not really anything else to report about them at this stage other than… hey! it’s a baby! I feel like I know many of you personally through the comments and emails you send me and I’m always so grateful to be privy to your financial lives. Hence, I wanted to share this joyful news with you as soon as I could!

Introducing Littlewoods!

I’m sure I’ll regale you with a more detailed rendition of her birth at some point, as I did with our first daughter, but for now, I just wanted you all to know that she has safely arrived. I will tell you that her birth was much less harrowing than her sister’s. It was, all in all, a very straightforward and simple entrance to the world, for which we are tremendously grateful!

Mom, dad, baby, and big sister are all doing great and we’re being well looking after by my wonderful mother-in-law, who is here to help us for the month! Thank you, grandma!

Please have patience with me this month as I will likely be (even slower… ) to respond to messages, emails, and comments, although I will still be around (I can’t stay away!). Frugalwoods posts will continue since I actually got myself organized enough to write them in advance (something I have honestly never done before in my life).

Additionally, as you likely know, my third child–my book–will be born/published on March 6th and you can pre-order a copy now. I will mail you a signed bookplate if you do so (details here)! Thank you!

Thank you for reading along with our family’s story of joyful frugality and simple living and please keep us in your thoughts as we acclimate to life as a family of four!

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318 Responses

  1. Steph says:

    AHHHHH! Congrats!! Can’t wait to hear more about her. She is precious! Hope Babywoods enjoys being a big sister ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Mrs. Kiwi says:

    A huge congratulations to your family! Enjoy this exciting time with your family! And so wonderful your MIL is there too ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Barbara Keddy says:


  4. Lindsay says:

    Congratulations on the safe arrival of your new addition. A new blessing for your family. its hard with all you do but enjoy this time with your new family and try and rest up a bit. Take care
    Lindsay (Wales UK)

  5. Siobhan says:

    Whoo!!! Congrats!!! Thrilled for you ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    I know I don’t know y’all personally, but I love following your blog and am so happy that you have safely added to your little family.

  6. Congrats! Glad to hear everyone’s doing good!

    Take all the time you need, I don’t think anyone’s going to get angry with you for spending extra time with your family the next few weeks/months.

  7. julie says:

    Congrats! Welcome to the world, Littlewoods! I had suspected she was here due to lack of activity on Instagram :). You all look well!

  8. HUGE CONGRATS!!! So happy for you two!!

  9. Wow! Congratulations!

    We had two sons (both adults now) and there is nothing more rewarding than being a parent.

  10. Congratulations!!!!! She’s beautiful. Try and get some rest.

  11. Lily says:

    Congratulations to the whole family!! Take it easy and enjoy your new baby. Best of luck with the transition!

  12. Sara says:

    Congratulations to the entire Frugalwoods family! Welcome, Littlewoods!

  13. Elena says:

    Congratulations!!! (i cant think of anything else to say in english, im too sleep deprived as my 3 kids are sick with the flu. But be sure there is a family thinking of you and your baby in Spain).

  14. Brittany says:

    Congratulations! So happy to hear sheโ€™s here and you all are well.

  15. Dorothy says:

    Welcome, Littlewoods! May life bring you love, joy and wisdom.

  16. Margie says:

    Congratulations! The fact that you are birthing a baby and a book in the same three week span is a pretty incredible accomplishment. So glad to see you making a life that is successful and distinctly you.

  17. Mary says:

    Congratulations! Littlewoods joins my daughter and I with February birthdays. It is great that you have your mother-in-law there.

  18. Rebecca says:

    Yay, congratulations! Welcome to the party, Littlewoods! ๐Ÿ˜€

  19. Amber says:

    Yahoo! Congratulations to your family! I remember the transition from one to two children being big, but you have great support.

  20. Roslyn says:

    Congratulations she is precious, welcome littlewoods so nice to meet you.

  21. Congratulations! Welcome to the wonderful world, Littlewoods <3

  22. Katie says:

    Yayyyy! Congratulations and much love to your family.

  23. A says:

    Hooray! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  24. Jenn says:


  25. Sherri says:


  26. How wonderful, many congratulations from Sweden!

  27. norah says:

    Congrats!!!!! Good work, mama and little!

  28. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Welcome to the world, Littlewoods!

  29. Debi says:

    Congratulations. It’s understandable that things will be slower for you for a while. Don’t worry – we can wait while you recuperate and acclimate to your new bundle of joy and family size. Well wishes for all of you.

  30. Congratulations to the Frugalwoods family! I’ve been thinking about you and the due date, wondering if Littlewoods has come into this world yet.

    I’m so happy the answer is officially yes. Please rest well. We look forward to more updates from you!

  31. Kim says:


  32. Irina says:

    Congratulations, Mrs Frugalwoods!!! Enjoy the wonderful time bonding with your baby girl!

  33. Cheri Rowden says:

    Congratulations!! Littlewoods is beautiful already!!

  34. Lorra says:

    Congratulations, Frugal Family!!! Been anxiously awaiting a Babywoods update and checking your FB page daily! She’s BEAUTIFUL! Rest up, looking forward to your book arriving very soon!

  35. Helen says:

    Sheโ€™s lovely! Just said a prayer because itโ€™s been a few days since we heard from you! Blessings to all!!!! โค๏ธ

  36. Ldhum says:

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you. Enjoy every minute of being a new momโ€”again. I wish you all the best as a family of four.

  37. Bonnie says:

    Congratulations on the arrival of Littlewoods!! I’m so thrilled for you!! Enjoy!
    And way to go on being so organized that you write posts before her birth! Impressive!! ๐Ÿ˜„

  38. Wonderful news!!!! Thank you for letting us know; even though I don’t tend to comment, I’ve been holding you and your family in my thoughts with best wishes, and I’m so very glad to hear this news. Congratulations to all four of your family!!!

  39. Nora says:

    Congratulations! <3

  40. Jen Horne says:

    Congratulations to you and your family. What a beautiful baby! Enjoy your babymoon.

  41. Rebecca Nels says:


  42. Many congratulations to you all, that’s lovely news. A warm welcome to Littlewoods, hope Babywoods loves being a big sister, and hope both Frugalwoods survive the sleep-deprived stage! Most impressed at the organisation involved in writing posts in advance, will look forward to them.

  43. Rachel says:

    Awesome! Congratulations! You guys look waaayy to well rested to be the parents of two young kids! Glad everyone is healthy.

  44. Marenda Babcock says:

    Congratulations and best wishes for lots of cuddle time with baby Littlewoods.

  45. Katherine Webster says:

    Congratulations Frugalwoodses!

  46. Pat says:

    Blessings, love, and light to you as you enter this new chapter. What a precious and beautiful child.

  47. Meyli says:

    What wonderful news! So good to hear that things went well with the birth ๐Ÿ™‚ All the best wishes and thoughts as you all acclimate!

  48. Lin says:

    Congratulations! She is beautiful! May your transition to a family of 4 be blessed and smooth and joyous!

  49. Karen R. says:

    Congratulations and welcome to the world Littlewoods:) Mine are teenagers now, but your picture took me back to when they were born. Many blessings to you and thank you for all you do!

  50. Diane Venitz says:

    Congrats, she is beautiful. Both of you look so happy! Enjoy all the specials moments you will have as a family.

  51. Niomi says:

    Congratulations! So happy for you all and glad you’re doing well!

  52. Mrs. COD says:

    Woohoo! Congratulations! Enjoy those newborn snuggles and seeing Babywoods interact with her new little sister–precious times!

  53. Erin says:

    Wonderful news!!! Congratulations. ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy the newborn snuggles!

  54. PAUL Fiorenza says:

    Congratulations to a beautiful family!

  55. Madeleine says:

    Congratulations! She happens to share her birthday with my husband!

  56. Sara Lynch says:


  57. Aliez says:

    Congratulations!! So happy to hear that she arrived safely and that everyone is doing well. Enjoy this sweet, hazy, chaotic and beautiful time as a new family of 4. Sending lots of hugs your way!

  58. Kristin Brisbon says:

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you!

  59. Amanda says:

    Congratulations! So happy for you and your family!

  60. Melissa says:


  61. Laura says:

    Congratulations- so sweet!

  62. Courtney H. says:

    Congratulations! So happy for the Frugalwoods family!

  63. Lena says:

    Yeeeeeeeeees!!! Congratulations!! So happy for you and your family! I’m especially touched since my own first child is due in 3 weeks.

    Enjoy this wonderful time together!

  64. The Roamer says:

    Congratulations Liz and Nate!

    Glad to hear everything went well and safely. And it’s so good to have someone helping out.

  65. Ann Herron says:

    Congratulations! My youngest turned 25 on the 17th. Enjoy your family.

  66. Rhonda says:

    Congratulations to all of you!

  67. Maggie says:


  68. Betty says:

    Many congratulations to the whole family!

  69. Christine W says:

    Congratulations on the new arrivals from Canada!!!! Enjoy the time with both of your girls!!! Hugs all around!!!!!

  70. Erin says:

    Super congratulations! Welcome to the world Littlewoods!

  71. Susan Turner says:

    Dear Frugalwoods,
    A huge congratulations to your newest wee angel who successfully navigated the birth channel to join you. What a joyous time. Xoxo Susan in Calgary Alberta Canada.

  72. Mary says:

    Adorable! Yes, it is amazing how someone so little pulls every string in our bodies.

    In the future, and maybe you already covered this, do you purchase health insurance? One son needs to get insurance as his company does not offer it.

    • Mrs. Cheapheart says:

      “Pulls every string in our bodies” (and minds) really sums it up!

      Congratulations to the Frugalwoods Family!

  73. Chris says:

    Welcome to the world, Little Frugalwoods! May your entire family’s life be blessed with health, happiness and joy.

  74. Grace says:


  75. Wendy says:

    Woot! Congrats and welcome to Littlewoods! So glad this one was easier with less complications. Enjoy your time getting to know each other

  76. Marie says:

    Congratulations! Littlewoods is beautiful! Get as much rest as you can while MIL is there.

  77. Chad says:

    Welcome, Littlewoods! Glad to hear everything went well. And welcome mom and dad to the 2 daughter club. My wife and I LOVE it. Our 5 and 7 year olds play and travel together beautifully.

  78. Amy Pruett says:

    Congratulations on the newest Frugalbaby! Iโ€™m new to the FW world, but have religiously been reading your stories for a couple weeks to get caught up, and prepare for this new addition to the story!! It has been a pleasure, and I canโ€™t wait to see what lies ahead.

  79. Rae Elizabeth Batig says:

    So happy for all of you.

  80. Emily says:

    Yayy! congratulations!

  81. Sara says:

    Awww Yay! She looks so sweet! So happy for you and your family! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  82. Jennifer S says:

    Congratulations to the Frugalwoods family!

  83. Bridget Ellard says:

    Congratulations to you and your beautiful family!!!

  84. Dee says:

    Congratulations! What a beautiful little addition to your family!

  85. Kate says:

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful! Bright blessings to all of you!

  86. River says:

    Congratulations! May the little one bring joy to all of you!

  87. Denise Gould says:

    Congratulations! She looks gorgeous. I did wonder, as there had been no wood pile news for ages…

  88. Nancy says:

    Congratulations! She looks perfect. Glad she arrived safely and that you all are doing well.
    Enjoy this special time!

  89. Kay says:

    So happy for your family. May you be richly blessed by your new addition! Can’t wait for your book!

  90. Congratulations Frugalwoods family! So exciting! Welcome to the world, Littlewoods.

  91. Oldster says:

    Congratulations to the Frugalwoods family! A joyous occasion to be sure.

  92. Kate says:

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful! Bright blessings to all the Frugalwoods!

  93. Megan says:

    Congratulatons! Thank you for all you do and sharing your beautiful family with us!

  94. Amy says:

    Congratulations! Welcome to the world Littlewoods!

  95. Leslie says:

    Congratulations! Glad you are all well! ๐Ÿ™‚

  96. Nancy says:

    Yayyy! congratulations! We are all so happy for you and canโ€™t wait to share the love through pictures in the days to come. Rest and get back on your feet quickly!

  97. Leah says:

    Congratulations to the Frugalwoods family! She’s adorable!

  98. Caroline says:

    Congratulations!! Well done to you all, she is beautiful and I’m sure you are relieved and happy that she is here safely with less drama than last time.

    In due course we will of course require names, details about the birth and all kinds of things that random strangers on other continents obviously need to be aprised of.

  99. Tonya Crump says:

    So very happy for this blessing you have been given!!!

  100. Camille says:

    Congratulations! God bless your growing family<3

  101. Lola says:

    Congrats!!! I’m glad to hear it was an easier birth this time.

  102. Carol Visser says:

    Congratulations and many best wishes for the entire family !

  103. Carolyn says:

    Congratulations!! Having 2 daughters is just awesome. Welcome to the world, Littlewoods!

  104. Myrna says:

    Wonderful news! Congratulations! Thank you for sharing with us. May Littlewoods have a fabulous life filled with love, health and prosperity.

  105. Rita says:

    Congratulations! I am glad everything went well. Enjoy your time together, The first year will fly by.

  106. Congratulations! She’s beautiful!! So excited for all of Littlewood’s future adventures!

  107. Femme Cents says:

    Congratulations!! Enjoy this special time. Welcome to the world Littlewoods!

  108. Stacy G. says:

    Huge congratulations! I’m so happy for you all.

  109. Rachel Delmont says:

    Congrats Frugalwoods family!! Get some rest and enjoy your bundle of joy!

  110. Congratulations, she’s beautiful.

  111. Ineke says:

    Aaah, so beautiful, congratulations for the whole family. ๐Ÿ˜€

  112. Mary Ann says:

    Congratulations! So happy for you and the Frugalwoods family!

  113. Carrie says:

    Congratulations, Liz and Nate!! She’s adorable! Thank you for sharing the wonderful news.

  114. Congratulations, Frugalwood family! I am happy to hear that she arrived safely and you both are doing well. Enjoy getting to know your new addition ๐Ÿ™‚

  115. Sheri says:

    YAY! A new baby! Congratulations!

  116. Wilma Galanos says:

    Congratulations! Best wishes to you and your family. I look forward to receiving your new book soon. I preordered it on Amazon.

  117. Melissa Parrish says:

    Congrats!! Best wishes to you and your family.

  118. Aliya says:

    Congratulations to you all!!! Welcome to the world, Babywoods!

  119. Cathy says:

    Congrats to all!! This is wonderful news to share & celebrate!

  120. Congratulations! We can’t wait to see more on how Littlewoods fits in with your family and life on the homestead.

  121. sherrie says:

    Congratulations! What a beautiful addition to your little family.

  122. Shelleyb says:

    Congrats to the Frugalwoods clan, glad Littlewoods arrived safe and sound!

  123. Jody says:

    Congratulations to your family on your beautiful new baby!

  124. Kim says:

    Congratulations! I’m glad the birth was more drama-free! I can’t wait for the details! ๐Ÿ™‚

  125. Christine Keefe says:

    Congratulations! LittleWoods is beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

  126. Theresa says:

    Congratulations to a beautiful family!

  127. Rachel says:


  128. Liz says:

    Congratulations!! She is a beautiful blessing ๐Ÿ™‚ Canโ€™t wait to read your book in March!

  129. Lori J McClellan says:

    Mazel tov!

  130. Aurelia says:

    Congratulations! Iโ€™ve been thinking of you guys and praying for a safe delivery! May God bless her with health and happiness ๐Ÿ’“

  131. Carissa says:

    Congratulations!!! Exciting news. So glad to hear of her safe arrival.

  132. Heidi says:

    My first post but I have read your blog for quite a while and I feel like I know you! So excited for your family and looking forward to hearing all about Littlewoods and your family adventures. Glad you are all doing well!

  133. Cynthia Ferguson says:

    Congratulations on your sweet addition to you family.

  134. Kim says:

    Congratulations!!! I’m so excited for you all.

  135. Nancy says:

    Wonderful news. Wishing you all the very best. And welcome to the world, littlewoods

  136. Steveark says:

    I’m so thrilled she didn’t come with a tiny version of Mr. F’s beard. Get some rest mom, and congratulations!

  137. Jen says:

    Congratulations! Glad she is healthy and everyone is doing well.

  138. Pat Rodowsky says:

    Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful new daughter! Best wishes to you all, especially big sister.

  139. Elyse says:

    Congratulations!!!! Love following your journey on this site. Thanks for sharing with us!

  140. sfmitch says:


  141. Angela says:

    Congratulations! I’m so glad all went well.

  142. Gregory says:

    Congratulations to you and your family!

  143. Christine L says:


  144. Maria Coates says:

    Many congratulations to all the family, and the warmest welcome to the world, dear little new baby! ๐Ÿ’•

  145. Marion says:

    Welcome to the world baby girl!

  146. Janet says:

    Yay!! Sheโ€™s so precious! Congrats two you, I promise you wonโ€™t know what you ever did without her. Itโ€™s always a little scary with a new addition, but she will just… fit. We have 3 boys 13yrs, 8 yrs, and 11 months. All are blessings! Enjoy your babies, I cannot WAIT for my book copy! Much love to you all. ๐Ÿ’—

  147. Vicky says:

    Been thinking about you. Congratulations to all of you. Glad everything went so well. You are blessed. But I know you know that.

  148. Rebecca says:

    Congratulations and blessings!

  149. Congrats, glad to hear everyone is happy and healthy!

  150. Kristine says:

    Yay!! Congratulations!! So thankful for a safe delivery! ๐Ÿ™‚

  151. Congratulations on the wee one, Frugalwoods!

  152. Naomi says:

    Oh my goodness! Congrats you Frugalwoodses! Enjoy the heck out of that little bitty; it feels like they stay that way for all of one second.

  153. Cindy in the South says:


  154. Terri says:

    Congratulations on your new addition! So glad everything went well. Get some rest and enjoy! Looking forward to your book!!

  155. Linda Luke says:

    Congratulations! Glad the delivery went well. She is lucky to be born into your family and a blessing to you as well. Many of us who follow you are mothers and understand if you have some down time or respond slower than usual. This is a special time for your family.

    Seeing that little face just makes me wonder what she will see in her lifetime and who she will become. She is lucky to have you to guide her and I’m sure it will be an adventure for all.

  156. Melanie says:

    Wonderful! So happy for you!!

  157. Miranda says:

    Congratulations! Glad to hear everything went well and that you have family helping. Thanks for sharing your good news!

  158. Lynn123 says:


  159. Susan says:

    Well done! Congratulations!!

  160. Chrisbee says:

    Welcome! Welcome to Littlewoods! She’s arrived in a good family IMHO. Very pleased for her – and for you, that she had such a smooth arrival.
    Very strange that name : I was born and raised in the UK, and Littlewoods was a mail-order catalogue in those days! Live in France now, so no connection with that any more.
    May the Force be with You All!

  161. And she’s BEAUTIFULLLL!!! Congrats mama!!

  162. Marina says:

    Congratulations!! Welcome to the family, Littlewoods! Glad everyone is doing well.

  163. Raina says:

    This is wonderful news! Thank you for sharing with us.๐Ÿค—โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜

  164. Beth R. says:

    This is wonderful news! Congratulations to you, Mr. Frugalwoods, Babywoods, and the rest of your family. She is beautiful! I have two girls myself (plus a third through marriage) – lucky lucky lucky. Godspeed!

  165. Loraine says:

    Congratulations to the whole family. So happy all is good at your place and the birth went well. Rest up and enjoy the beautiful bundle of joy! We aren’t going anywhere while you do that. Take some time!

  166. Linda says:

    Congratulations! We wish you all the best.

  167. Mary Ann Gonsalves says:

    Hurray she’s here! I’m so thrilled for you Frugalwoods family. I was awaiting this news. It will be so nice to see her interacting with her big sister. Thanks for posting the picture of Babyhoods-She can hold on to the title for a good number of years. Enjoy …so happy for you!

  168. Congratulations!! So happy for your beautiful family!!

  169. Escape to MI says:

    Wonderful news! Congratulations to your family. Littlewoods shares her birthday with my dad – itโ€™s a great date!

  170. Juls Owings says:

    Wonderful news…now go cuddle up and take a nap Momma .
    A waterfall of blessings on you and yours

  171. Caitlin says:

    Congratulations!! So happy to hear that it was an easier birth this time and that everyone is doing well. Wishing you a smooth transition into a life as a family of four!!

  172. Tracey says:

    Oh what joyous good news! You are radiant, and papa looks over-the-moon happy. A wee, sleeping babe nestled between beaming parents is a lovely thing. Congratulations!

  173. ginny says:

    I am so very happy for you and your family!! My sister and I are about the same distance in age as your daughters are and our childhood was so enriched by that relationship. We lived in the country also and our play was creative…gardens…fruit trees…pony…beagle puppies…tree house. We have remained best friends as well as close sisters through the years. I pray that for your girls as well!

  174. Merrie says:

    Congratulations! Sheโ€™s beautiful. So glad you had a positive experience this time. Blessings!

  175. Dana says:

    Congratulations! I’m sure you’ll find, as many of us have, that adjusting to the second child is easier than the first. Be kind to yourself and remember to take time for what’s important – and have fun ๐Ÿ˜‰

  176. Torrie says:

    So happy to see this in my blog feed this morning! I’ve been eagerly awaiting to hear news for days now, as I’m sure the rest of your readers have! So glad everything went smoothly and that all are doing well. She is so adorable, and I love all the little fuzz! Make sure you get the rest you need (we’ll understand), and I’ll be excited to see how you adjust to life with two little ones (as I will be joining that boat in a few months myself!).

  177. Andi Dwyer says:

    I’m so happy for you!! She’s so precious! I’m so glad everything went well! Can’t wait to hear more and to see her grow up on the homestead. Congratulations!! XOXO

  178. Melonie K. says:

    Awwww! Congratulations to your whole family!

  179. Ginny says:

    I am so very happy for you and your family! My sister and I are about the same distance in ages as your girls and growing up together was a blessing. I pray that same close friendship and sisterhood for your daughters!

  180. Sara says:

    Congratulations! Having 2 kids has been awesome for us. I am happy to read that you are all doing well and that you have family there to help. Sending good wishes your way!

  181. Lindsay says:

    Congratulations! I’m so glad to hear that you are all well.

  182. Sandra, Italy says:

    Welcome Littlewoods! ๐Ÿ˜Š Best wishes to you all!

  183. Kelley says:

    Congratulations Frugalwoods Family! Happiness and health to you all!

  184. Marie-Josรฉe says:

    Congratulations on welcoming Littlewoods! What a cutie.

  185. Ginny says:

    I am so happy for you and your family! My sister and I are the same distance in age as your daughters are and we were the best of playmates and remain the best of friends. I pray the same blessings for your girls!

  186. Senior surfer says:

    From across the pond in the UK. Congratulations to you both on the safe and welcome arrival of your second daughter; Littlewoods.

  187. Susan says:

    Many congratulation Frugalwoods Family! ๐Ÿ˜‰ So pleased to hear that your delivery was smoother. Love and blessings to all.

  188. Julie Quates says:

    Congrats!!! What a gorgeous baby. Enjoy this precious time.

  189. Katherine says:

    Congratulation, to each of you!! May your life be fully enriched with her presence

  190. Congrats and enjoy every moments with the new one ๐Ÿ™‚

  191. Lynn says:

    Such wonderful news! Congratulations to you all on the arrival of your sweet baby girl! You are truly blessed!

  192. What a little cutie! Congratulations!!

  193. Tanya says:

    What a precious little squish! Congratulations and happy babymooning.

  194. Congratulations! Enjoy all the baby snuggles! Cannot wait to hear more.

  195. OneFoxRollin says:

    Congratulations!! So happy for you ๐Ÿ˜Š

  196. Huge congratulations to your whole family! Also, as someone who very recently had a birthday, I have to say I’m quite partial to February 17 as a birthday date ๐Ÿ˜‰

  197. Vickie says:

    Wonderful news!

  198. Angela says:

    Woop woop!! Great news – congrats to you all. What a blessing.

  199. Faith Sams says:

    Congrats! So happy for you all!

  200. Congrats!! So glad to hear it all went smoothly, very happy for you guys!

  201. Robin says:

    Congratulations! Iโ€™m so happy that all went well. Enjoy your new little ones!

  202. catherine lombard-nixon says:

    Congratulations! You have a beautiful family!

  203. Sharon Stanley says:

    Aw, so many congrats coming to all of you! Best best wishes!

  204. Anna says:

    Congrats! Looking forward to future stories with Littlewoods.
    Hope you all get some good rest.

  205. Menita says:

    Awww congratulations, i feel like i know your family and yourself so well. I love being a Mum and now a Grand mother, such special times.

  206. Congrats on your book! So exciting.

    And I guess the kid is probably okay, too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  207. Kathi says:

    Congratulations!! You have a beautiful family!

  208. Melissa says:

    Hip hip hooray!! Another beautiful baby is born! So happy for y’all and even happier that all of y’all are well!

  209. Welcome Littlewoods!! And congratulations to all of you!! Having family support that first month is the very best โค๏ธ

  210. Debbie Fodor says:

    Congratulations! Wonderful news! I have been thinking of you and wondering when Littlewoods would arrive. I am so glad that you are all well.

  211. SB Harris says:

    Congratulations and Welcome Littlewoods!

  212. Glenna says:

    Congratulations!! Enjoy every moment.

  213. Alison R. says:

    Congrats to both of you and to Babywoods as she has become a Big Sister! So happy to hear that everyone is safe, happy and healthy!

  214. JLH says:

    Love your blog. Congratulations on your new addition!

  215. Lynnda Herman says:

    Congratulations to you all on the arrival of the newest member of your family!

  216. Rebecca L. says:

    Awww what a cutie not that babywoods aka big sister isnt cute too. Congratulations and great work.

  217. Mary says:

    Beautiful! Congratulations to the whole family.

  218. Peggy says:

    Many congratulations to you all!! ๐Ÿ’•

  219. Michelle says:


  220. Wendy says:

    Congratulations xx

  221. Brittany says:

    I’ll admit, I’ve been stalking the site the last few days hoping for news. Congratulations and YAY for an uncomplicated birth! ๐Ÿ™‚

  222. Kellie Flower says:

    Congratulations everyone! ! So happy to hear Littlewoods arrived safely and you’re all doing well .

  223. Rebecca McAfee says:

    Wonderful news! Congratulations

  224. Laura says:

    Congratulations! Littlewoods is so beautiful. Wishing you all the greatest happiness.

  225. Lauren says:

    Yeay! I look forward to seeing even more adorable photos of family life on the homestead with you, Mr. FW, BW, & LW too! Congratulations!

  226. Laura says:

    Congratulations to you and the entire family! Very much looking forward to the third child as well ๐Ÿ˜‚

  227. Maureen says:

    She is beautiful! So many of my favorite, most precious friends are Feb babies. And March too! Congratulations on all the good, warm, wonderful things in your life right now.

  228. jayne huck says:

    So pleased. Having experienced a traumatic first birth I know you must have had a few fears. Thank you so much for your wonderful posts. I find them enormously helpful and enjoyable. enjoy your family . Jayne h

  229. Sarah says:

    How wonderful! All the best to you and your family. <3

  230. Donna Wilson says:

    Lovely baby and family! Congratulations ๐Ÿ˜Š

  231. Emily says:

    Congrats! Sending you well wishes and hoping you get some well-deserved rest.

  232. Debra says:

    Congratulations!! Joy and love to you and yours!!

  233. SHERRY JOHNSON says:

    I am breathing a big sigh of relief for you all. Congratulations! And Blessings.

  234. Congratulations to the Frugalwoods on becoming a family of four!!! She is beautiful!!!! So happy and excited for you!

  235. Dicey says:

    Hooray! I found your blog via MMM way back when. Joe and Ali just had their second baby girl spy a few days before you did. It will be interesting to compare and contrast your frugal lives. You nestled into the woods, and the spy family galivanting the globe. Kudos to the many paths to financial freedom, even with babies!

  236. Aviva says:

    Fantastic news! Congratulations to the whole Frugalwoods family! What a beautiful baby she is. Mrs. FW, please take all the time you need to be in the new baby bubble. We will be happy to wait for new posts. And I will happily reread your previous posts as I get more out of them each time I read them.

  237. Thom Wilson says:

    …..Yes, what they said!

  238. Amanda says:


  239. Jane says:

    Congratulations on your gorgeous little girl! What a blessing. I’m so glad you’ve got your mother-in-law there to help out with Babywoods. I just had a little girl on February 9th, and I don’t know what I would have done if my mum hadn’t been around to help out with my 3-year-old.
    Enjoy all the snuggles, and hope you can get some sleep.

  240. Gerlinde says:

    Congratulations. What a cute, sweet, adorable healthy looking girl. And you really look like (are) a radiant new mom. All the luck and health for the four of you!

  241. Colleen says:

    Congratulations to the Frugalwoods family. Littlewoods was born in the year of the Dog.
    So excited for all of you! 2018 is off to a great start…A book and a baby!

  242. Lynn says:

    Huge congratulations on your second beautiful daughter !

  243. Mr. Tako says:

    Congrats Frugalwoods family! I can confirm that having two young kids is challenging. Good luck! Your lives will never again be the same! ๐Ÿ™‚

  244. Elizabeth says:

    Congratulations!!!! Warm wishes for you guys!

  245. jean says:

    Wonderful news. Congratulations

  246. Candy says:

    Congratulations! She’s a beauty and the perfect addition to your frugal little family. I wish you much health and rest in the future.

  247. Erica says:

    Congratulations! So happy to get this great update ๐Ÿ™‚

  248. Alicia says:

    That’s awesome!
    Thank you for sharing so much of your lives with us.

  249. Phyllis says:

    Congrats on baby #2! Get as much rest as you can while Grandma is available.

  250. Tracy Davis says:

    Congratulations! So happy for you.

  251. Fiona Chain says:

    Congratulations Frugalwoods and Co, so blessed to have had a safe delivery and another healthy baby girl You all look so contentโค๏ธ Much love Fi from stayhomeinstead.

  252. Danielle says:

    What a blessing! Many congratulations to you and the whole Frugalwoods Family! ๐Ÿ˜€

  253. Veronica says:

    Congratulations to all!!

  254. Angela Gordon says:

    Yay! Congratulations!

  255. Reba says:

    Was just asking the other day if Littlewoods was due yet! Congratulations and thankful everyone is doing well

  256. Stephanie says:

    Congratulations!!! Such a sweet family, yโ€™all are truly blessed.

  257. Megan says:

    Congratulations on the new addition to the Frugalwoods family! Bless you and your family and may the transition to 2 little ones be smooth and full of love. ๐Ÿ™‚

  258. Kim says:

    Well, now I can sleep at night! I live in Texas but found myself checking your weather forecast, praying that you could get to the hospital when you needed to go…………such a silly girl I am. Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Don’t give us a thought. Recover, sleep. Enjoy your “little ladies” as someone used to call our two daughters long ago. Rest as much as you can while grandma is in town. (You rock, grandma!) Just………be……….
    So happy for your little family!!!!

  259. Rosemary says:

    Congratulations and best wishes to all the family !

  260. Sherikr says:

    Congratulations! Canโ€™t wait to hear about the next round of adventures!

  261. Nicole says:

    Congratulations! Blessings from our family to yours.

  262. Pam says:

    How blessed you all are to have another beautiful little girl. You deserve nothing but the best. Thank you very much for letting us know. Take it easy and rest.

  263. Holly says:

    Awwwww. How wonderful. Congrats to all. So happy LW is here safely. Blessings!

  264. Melinda says:

    Congratulations to you all! ๐Ÿ™‚

  265. Kentuckylady717 says:

    Awwww, she is so beautiful…… how is babyhoods doing with her ? Does she seem a bit jealous ? Kids usually are for a few days and they get over it and realize they now have a live in play mate ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to seeing more pics….

  266. Najibah says:

    Congrats! Welcome to the world baby L. Have a quick recovery Mrs Frugalwoods xoxo

  267. Linda Kinn says:

    So happy to hear your joyful news . Have been thinking the last couple of days it should be happening. hopefully that doesn’t sound strange since I really don’t know you, but feel I do since I have been following your blog for 3 years. I am sorry that I did not send condolences for Frugalhound but I was crying to hard.

  268. Heather says:

    She is beautiful.Congrats.

  269. Yay! Enjoy every moment, and don’t worry about the blog. We will be here when you return.

  270. JD says:

    Congratulations! A nice big healthy girl is fantastic. I had two girls– I know yours will be so much fun, too!

  271. Helen says:

    Fantastic, Mrs. Frugalwoods. I’m very glad to hear that, you, the baby, and the family are doing well. Hope the spring comes soon, so you can play with the two baby girls outdoor. Take care.

  272. Sophia says:

    Congratulations you frugal foursome!

  273. Pat says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this happy news with us! Welcome, Littlewoods. We can’t wait to watch you grow. Congrats to Mom, Dad, big sister and all extended family!

  274. Soggysuzzi says:

    So glad everything went swimmingly smooth for you this time. Welcome to the new bundle of joy. Many congratulations from our family to yours

  275. Ms. FI-ology says:

    This is my first time to comment on your blog. Congratulations!!!

    May you grow into a new rhythm with your foursome ๐Ÿ™‚

  276. Melindi says:

    Congratulations to you all!

  277. Carla says:


  278. Yay:) Three cheers for the new tiny person!

  279. Gunther says:

    Congratulations to the newest Frugalwood members. I hope you get a replacement for your newly decease dog. Take care.

  280. Sarah says:

    So many congratulations! We wish you all the best and hope this is a wonderful time for you!

  281. Ginny says:

    Congratulations to you all, wonderful new. As a granny, my daughter is having her first and is so keen to do everything naturally and frugally, how you do that.? What nappies you use in todays modern world and what gadgets have you found useful and what do you really not need.? Would love to hear your thoughts on some of these things. Thanks and enjoy the babe, they grow so quickly as you know ๐Ÿ™‚ PS we in South Africa

    • Caroline Bowman says:

      I had my babies in SA too, and the first thing is to NOT buy everything you think you will need, and to go second-hand for as much as possible. Other than a new cot mattress and ideally new car seat, gumtree is you friend, it really is! Borrow what you think you’ll need, there’s very little, other than nappies that absolutely must be purchased brand new right now. It’s tempting of course, but a lot of the early things are so quickly outgrown or simply never used.

      I always used disposable nappies, so if she plans to use those, she could stock up on various sizes as and when they’re on sale, and hypoallergenic wipes / bum cream.

  282. yvoonne West says:

    Feliciations! Maybe saying it in French will make it different? May all your hopes and plans be realised. YvonneWest 6 times grandmother.

  283. Diana says:

    O I’m so very happy for you all. Much love and good health. And I love littlewoods!

  284. nicci says:

    Wohoo! You’re on your way to a women’s curling team (sorry Olympics is on!). Hope you are all doing well x

  285. Amanda says:

    Welcome to Littlewoods and congratulations to the proud parents. Hope all continues to go well.

    Best wishes
    Amanda in England

  286. Bev says:

    Congratulations! So happy her birth was more peaceful than her sisters’ and you are all doing well. So happy for all of you!

  287. Beth says:

    Congratulations to you all! May you be blessed with good health, sleep-filled nights, joyful family times and lots of baby smiles.

  288. christian says:

    congratulations! I’m so glad all is well!

  289. Erin says:

    Congratulations to the Frugalwoods on the safe arrival of Littlewoods! May God bless you all and keep you safe.

  290. Congratulations! Enjoy this special time with Littlewoods and Babywoods. Here’s hoping you get some sleep!

  291. msmidlife says:

    Congrats! So exciting for you to welcome another little person into your family. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  292. Congratulations! So happy to hear everyone is doing well. Grandmas are awesome!

  293. Lonnie says:

    Congratulations to all of you on your beautiful, new love!

  294. Caroline says:

    Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing more pictures and reading about your adventures.

  295. Congrats! Look forward to hearing all about Littlewoods, Babywoods, and your new book baby! (seriously, how do you do it all? I can’t wrap my brain around it)

  296. Melissa says:

    Wonderful news to hear! Congratulations!!

  297. Hooray! Congratulations!!!

  298. Laronda says:

    Congratulations to all of you!! So glad to hear everyone is doing well and wishing your family all the best in this next leg of your adventure!

  299. Karen B says:

    Wonderful news! So happy for you all! Congratulations!

  300. Love this!! Huge congratulations mama!

  301. Frugal Travel Gal says:

    Congratulations to you and your family! I wondered whether youโ€™d already had the baby when I got your โ€œJanuary on the Homesteadโ€ email!

  302. dotti cahill says:

    Congrats on Littlewoods arrival!!have fun as a family getting to know her!!

  303. Ying says:

    Congratulations on the safe arrival of precious bubba no. 2!! xxx

  304. Congratulations on your newest member of your family! She sure is a cutie! ๐Ÿ˜€

  305. MsNakayoshi says:

    congratulations! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am so happy for your family!

  306. Laura says:

    Congratulations on new little babywoods. Sorry this is a little late. May she bring you so much joy and happiness. Enjoy all the new born cuddles and treasure each little stage xx

  307. Many congratulations! I hope she sleeps and eats well, I already know she’ll be a delight to you all.

  308. ann lee s, BC, Canada says:

    Welcome to the world, won’t you come on in?
    Miracles, I guess, still happen, now and then.

    best wishes to all the frugalwoods ….

  309. Dana T. says:

    Congratulations to you, Mr. FW, and Babywoods on Littlewoodsโ€™ arrival! Best wishes to you and your family during this exciting time, settling in to being a family of 4. Selfishly, I am looking forward to your return to the blog, but hope you take all the time you need! ๐Ÿ™‚

  310. She’s beautiful! Congratulations!

  311. Sally says:

    Congratulations to the Frugalwoods family.

  312. Mike Roberts says:

    Congratulations! Hope you all are getting at least some sleep :).

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