Category: Kids

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Why Retiring Early With Kids Can Be The Best Thing Ever

Hey guys! I want to start off by thanking the Frugalwoods family for inviting me to guest post here. It’s always a trip reading about their frugal adventures in Bean Town. And I have to admit, they outdo my own family when it comes to frugality. Before I jump into today’s new awesome, exciting, completely serious post, let me step back and introduce myself. I’m Justin from the Root of Good blog. At age 35,...

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The Immense Benefits of Giving Children a Frugal Christmas

Although my husband and I aren’t frugal weirdos per say, we do try to keep things as frugal as possible in our household, especially around the holidays. Part of our interest in frugality stems from the period of time when we lived in Grenada so my husband could attend medical school there. During that time we learned to be wise with our money, and we even paid off all of our credit card debt because...

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How To Raise The Best Kids Ever! Hint: Almost No Spending Required

Howdy! While Mr. Frugalwoods and I enjoy/attempt to survive our very first month as parents to our daughter, Babywoods, I have a delightful slate of guest posts from my friends lined up for your reading pleasure. Today, please welcome the fabulous Mr. 1500 from 1500 Days To Freedom! In addition to being wonderful writers about all things frugal and financial independence-related, the 1500s are awesome people who generously handed down their Ergo carrier to us for...

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Introducing Babywoods!

Mr. Frugalwoods and I are beyond thrilled to announce that our daughter Babywoods was born healthy and happy on Monday, November 30; clocking in at 7 pounds, 3 ounces and 19.5 inches long. Mr. FW, Babywoods, and I are all doing well and are simply delighted to share this news with you all. Many thanks for your outpouring of good wishes and kind words–we greatly appreciate all of your support! While we’re acclimating to the rigors–and joys–of parenthood, I have a slate...

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Fighting Back Against The Baby Industrial Complex

Expecting a baby, we’ve discovered, is an experience rife with the expectation of consumption. And not just any consumption–the newest, shiniest, safest, cutest, most top-of-the-line consumption. There’s a perception in our culture that babies are expensive as a rule and that new parents will shell out hundreds if not thousands in order to adequately prepare for bringing a life into this world. And wouldn’t any worthy parent spend any sum to ensure that their child is happy, healthy, and...

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Pregnancy Hasn’t Foiled My Clothes-Buying Ban: Here’s How

I haven’t purchased a scrap of clothing in 17 months. Not one sock or shoe or smock. As long-time readers will recall, I first introduced my clothing ban goal in Why I’m Not Buying Any Clothes in 2014. Then, I chronicled my experience in What A Year Without Clothes Did For Me. Now that I’m pregnant (woohoo!) a number of you have asked about my plans for the clothing ban and, I’m delighted to report that it will...

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Why I’m Grateful For Morning Sickness

Ok so the title may have scooped me a bit, but I couldn’t help myself. Mr. Frugalwoods and I are thrilled to announce that we’re expecting our first baby, a girl, this coming November. Babywoods and I (not to mention Mr. FW and Frugal Hound) are doing well, despite some entertaining first trimester food cravings, aversions, sleep problems, and morning sickness. (Disclaimer: If, like Frugal Hound, you’re not into reading about baby-related stuff, never fear, we’re not...

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Beyond The Allowance: Raising a Frugal Kid

Mrs. Frugalwoods here: I’m delighted to welcome Shannon McLay from Financially Blonde to share her strategies for raising a financially astute kiddo. I’m pretty sure her son knows more about personal finance than most adults, so I was most grateful when she agreed to write this for the Frugalwoods audience. Enjoy and be sure to check out Financially Blonde afterwards! I love my son more than life itself; however, he was one of those kids who truly embraced the...