As always, here are two posts that particularly caught my eye, but go on over and check them all out!
Adventures in Parenting has a post on “Overdoing Easter“. This one caught my eye because I have been very conscious of the inflation of holidays lately. For example-Princess came home from school talking about the leprechauns coming to the house and leaving candy. EXCUSE ME? Since when is ST PATRICK’S DAY a holiday when you surprise your kids with candy? I told her that I didn’t know who she had been talking to, but as far as I knew there were no leprechauns coming to our house and that I had NEVER had any EVER IN MY WHOLE LIFE come and leave candy. We compromised by promising in the summer (when there is sun and rain to make them) that we would chase some rainbows and see if we could find the pot of gold. She seemed happy.
Stephanie at Stop the Ride has a great article about Frugal Balance. She buys certain items in various forms depending on their use-ie powdered milk for baking but real milk for drinking. We do this at the Frugal Upstate household as well.