These easy cinnamon coffeecake muffins are a GREAT way to use up leftover oatmeal! They're super frugal and make a good snack or breakfast to go!

Easy Cinnamon Coffeecake Muffins (made with leftover oatmeal)

By Sarah Mueller, Contributing Writer Do you ever have an extra cup or two of leftover breakfast oatmeal? My kids don't mind eating leftover oatmeal, but I've found a much better way to use it up: cinnamon coffee cake muffins! Oatmeal is an absolute breakfast staple in our house (cause I'm all about the protein on school mornings). I love it because it's warm, quick to make and frugal. Living within our means is important to us and oatmeal for breakfast helps us stay within our grocery budget. While it's fantastically frugal, it's still a bit plain. I'm always on the lookout for … [keep reading...]

7 things you can do while you wait for labor to start (1)

Dear First Time Mom Who is Waiting on Labor Start

Guest post by Leigh Ann of Intentional By Grace  Dear First Time Mom Who is Waiting on Labor Start, You are almost there! The day you have been waiting for since you found out you were pregnant, and you're eager, oh so eager, to hold your baby in your arms. You're tired of imagining that little nose and tired of guessing whose eyes your baby will have. You're tired of having someone else tie your shoes and tired of running to the bathroom every five minutes because a certain little someone decided to use your bladder as a punching bag. You're ready to meet your baby. Ready to stop … [keep reading...]

16 Water - Pure Water on the Go

16 Water: Pure Water on the Go

This post brought to you by 16 Water. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Humbled Homemaker. A few weeks back I had the opportunity to try a new brand of bottled water--16 Water.  Since we have a good water filter, I rarely drink bottled water at home, but it's something I've struggled with when we go out--especially when we are traveling on long trips to visit hubby's family in Mississippi. Most of the time, we just order water from whatever restaurant we are eating at along the way, and, because I am used to purified water, I can always taste the chlorine in … [keep reading...]

I had to figure out how to get higher quality foods without significantly increasing my grocery budget. Here are 7 things I did to help our family afford healthy food!

You CAN Afford Healthy Food!

Guest post by Sarah of Grounded and Surrounded I am frugal to a fault. That’s a fact. My goal in life is often to see how much money I can AVOID SPENDING. Maybe you can relate? Although I am all … [keep reading...]

1 family of 4 spent just $170 for a month of groceries! Here's how they made it work, along with a sample menu plan! Cutting back on grocery spending helped them pay off student loans...

My $170 Grocery Budget Challenge

By Shannon, Contributing Writer “I wan’ some B-nana.” My 2-year-old's sweet voice rang out, throwing in, “Pleeease Mama.” He must have sensed I was about to say no. He tried again. “I wan' … [keep reading...]

Homemaker's Legacy

The Legacy of a Homemaker

Dear Nanny, Did it all go so fast? Much faster than you imagined on the day you said "I do," sporting the pressed periwinkle dress with the flowers pinned to your bonnet? Much faster than you … [keep reading...]

Best Books Read in 2014

Best Books Read in 2014

It's no secret that I LOVE to read. It's a passion that started in childhood, and I don't see it ever waning. I don't get to read as often as I did in my childhood and pre-mommy days, but when I do … [keep reading...]

Why Baby Steps to Health Make a Difference - TheHumbledHomemaker.com

Why Baby Steps to Health Matter

It's the time of the year again: People everywhere are making resolutions left and right. And getting healthy usually tops the list of goals people set in the new year.  The sad thing is that many … [keep reading...]