Frugal Living Contributing Writer


LauraLaura is a thrifty, multi-tasking mom of two living just outside of our nation’s capital. Her love for garage sales and scouting out freebies and restaurant deals led her to starting up her blog, Beltway Bargain Mom, where she shares local deals, events and her family’s own frugal adventures. Although Laura has always enjoyed finding a good deal, she hasn’t always been as frugally-minded as she is now. Her 8th Grade Budget Project, in which she budgeted more for clothes than food in one month’s time, is a great example of how far she’s come since middle school! Now, Laura teaches coupon & money-saving workshops in the Washington, DC area and helps other busy moms keep their budgets under control.

Cooking Contributing Writers

Andrea has been married to Pete for 20 years, and together they have two teenage daughters.  Struggling with the reality that her girls will soon be out on their own, she started vlogging at 101 Life Lessons. Each week she videos a life lesson for her girls hoping someday they will watch them and realize what she tried to create was a love letter of sorts. In addition to 101 Life Lessons, her pursuit of a green lifestyle led to her site The Greenbacks Gal where she posts organic deals, green steals and real food meals. If you were to run into her, you’d find she is never far from a steaming cup of hot tea.  Read Andrea’s Posts

Kristia writes about family finances, frugal living, and food at Family Balance Sheet. She spends her offline time raising her two young daughters, helping her husband run their small business, and training for her next half-marathon. Read Kristia’s Posts

LynnLynn loves to cook and bake, and it is a good thing, because her family loves to eat. She is always trying new recipes and experimenting with different foods, but her time is limited. She wishes she had all day to spend in the kitchen, but she is a busy mom. With her three kids and her husband, she lives on 43 acres in Northeastern Oklahoma. She is constantly on the go like most of you, so her site, Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures, is full of quick and easy, family and budget friendly recipes, tips, and ideas. Read Lynn’s Posts

TessaTessa is a busy mom to three kids in the Pacific Northwest. When her third child was born with severe food allergies, her love of cooking had to take a whole new turn! In the last three years she has learned a wealth of information on food allergies and how to prepare real, wholesome foods free of most allergens. She started her blog, Tessa the Domestic Diva, as a way to help other overwhelmed families facing food allergies of their own. Besides being a devout home-cook, you can find her doing her other passions when a free moment arises: dancing, music, hiking, gardening, and organizing.

Homeschool Contributing Writers

Colleen is a Catholic wife, homeschooling mama of three {soon to be four}, blogger, and author. She is passionate about family and hands-on education, and loves to learn alongside her children as they experiment, explore, and play in their world each day. Visit her at Raising Lifelong Learners where she chronicles the adventures {and messes} involved when homeschooling gifted children with sensory difficulties. You can learn more about her books, including her latest Free Resources for Elementary Teachers, on her website. Read Colleen’s Posts

LaurenLauren Hill  is the homeschooling mama of 4 fabulous little people, ages 6 and under.  In  her free time (haha!) she blogs about all things laundry at Mama’s Laundry Talk and creates printable worksheets for the pre-K to 2nd grade crowd at Mama’s Learning Corner. Read Lauren’s Posts

Marci has been married to her best friend for 16 years. They have an 11 year old figure skater and a 7 year old hockey player. Before children, she worked in various areas of scientific research and development for corporations and universities.  However, Marci counts home educating her children as her most challenging and rewarding research project to date. When not at the ice rink, you can find her blogging, experimenting, cooking, coaching softball, or attempting to organize her life. Read more from Marci at The Homeschool Scientist or Overcoming Busy. Read Marci’s Posts

 TabithaTabitha is wife to Tom and homeschooling mom to 10 kids ages 17 to baby.  She is learning something new all the time. We now live in Kansas City, Missouri after living in Texas, Kentucky, Ohio, Utah, and Pennsylvania. We’ve been homeschooling (or learning about homeschooling) ever since we found out we were expecting our first child over 17 years ago. We have made it a goal to learn something new everyday, and we share what we learn with others! Read Tabitha’s Posts

Contributing Writers Editor

LindaLinda Etherton is the wife of a witty, do-it-yourself husband and mother of three wonderful young men, ages 23, 20, and 17.  She has homeschooled for over 15 years. She blogs about recipes, kitchen tips, and the gluten free diet at  Many of her dinner recipes do not require special gluten-free ingredients and can be made and enjoyed by all.

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