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No matter how much I plan, holidays always seem to creep up on me. You’re telling me there’s less than a week left before Valentine’s Day? I had better get shopping! I won’t fool myself into thinking I have time for in-store shopping, so it’s time for online shopping. You all know my affinity for saving money. I simply will not shop online without a sale or a coupon! Groupon Coupons is an exciting new way to save from Groupon. There’s no need to purchase anything – it is a database of over 55,000 FREE coupons from more than 8,000 stores.
Go ahead and call me crazy, but there are few things that get me more excited than saving loads of money. Children take up very little space themselves but they require an enormous amount of stuff. It’s disproportionate, really. All that stuff costs a small fortune. At first, it was tempting to buy everything brand new so that my child was the first child to have ever touched this book or that blanket. I’ve lived and learned that kids don’t really need brand new stuff. Even used kids items are often like-new because kids outgrow things so quickly! I love to shop consignment now. I can find things for a fraction of the cost – sometimes with the tags still on them. Cha-ching!
We all like to save money. What started out as a necessity in our household has become somewhat of a game for me. How much money can I save during this shopping trip? How can we save an extra $20 this month? Can we get by on $25 worth of groceries this week (without going hungry)? It’s my own personal challenge. 😉
I’m pleased to welcome Jason Ross today! His blog is filled with awesome parenting tips, and I enjoy reading his perspective. Thanks for being here, Jason!
Jason Ross is a proud father of a 1 year old daughter, Abby, and blogging partner of Lauren Ross. Not too long after his daughter was born he began blogging on Ordinary Parent as a way to offer his thoughts, opinions, and stories of parenthood that may help other parents, or expectant parents, along their journey. His wife, Lauren, joins him with frequent posts as well. They are a couple ordinary parents, offering their advice for other ordinary parents.
Today, we have another guest post from my friend Rachel, from Supermom In The Making. She blogs about the adventures of making it work with two hands and three babies. Rachel is a mom to three children under the age of two, including 1-year-old twin girls. Below, she teaches us how to save money by making our own baby wipes. Enjoy!