Planning a Weekend Camping Trip at LifeInTheNerddom.com

Planning a Weekend Camping Trip

We are really not a “take a vacation every year” type family. Vacations can be expensive and don’t fit into our very tight budget. We also don’t much care for the idea of going somewhere for a week, running ourselves ragged, and coming home more exhausted than when we left. No thanks. We keep it […]

Preserving Potatoes at LifeInTheNerddom.com

Preserving Potatoes

The thought of preserving potatoes used to scare me. I thought it would be far more complicated than it actually turned out to be. I like to buy potatoes in bulk when I find them on sale, but unless you have a root cellar, potatoes aren’t going to last much longer than 2-3 weeks without […]

Grasshoppers and Crickets Study at LifeInTheNerddom.com

Grasshoppers and Crickets Study

We like to delve into a few delight directed studies throughout our year. It’s an easy way to dig a little deeper into things that we might read about in books, as is the case with this Grasshoppers and Crickets study. We’ve been listening to the audio book of On the Banks of Plum Creek. […]

What I'm Reading April 2017 at LifeInTheNerddom.com

What I’m Reading in April 2017

I. love. to. read! I read a LOT of books and typically have 4 or 5 books that I’m reading from on any given day. Every month I try to choose three to four books to read in the upcoming month. This post is not necessarily an endorsement of these books, just sharing what I […]

Free Piano Lessons for Kids at LifeInTheNerddom.com

Free Piano Lessons for Kids

Note & Disclaimer: Free piano lessons online are never a substitute for private lessons with a live teacher, especially if your child plans to pursue piano playing beyond the basics. They are, however, perfect for those children (and adults!) who would simply like to try the piano to see if it’s an instrument they are […]

Preserving Strawberries at LifeInTheNerddom.com

Preserving Strawberries

It’s almost that time of year in my neck of the woods – strawberry season!! We have a strawberry farm a few miles from our house and I so look forward to each season’s crop. While we can get them year round in the grocery store, there’s nothing quite as sweet as a fresh from […]

Free Art Instruction for Kids

My kids LOVE all things art. Me? I have absolutely zero talent or desire…what.so.ever.  Well, that’s not entirely true. I can draw a tree. Seriously, that’s it, just a tree. I haven’t yet figured out why God gave me the talent to draw only one thing. Perhaps I missed my calling as a tree artist, […]

Frugal Fitness for Busy Moms

I admit, I don’t exercise as I should. In fact, unless walking up and down our stairs twice a day is considered adequate exercise I’m way below the bar. I know that I need to exercise for my health. I want to be around to see my kids and grandkids grow up. However, I know […]

5 Reasons I Always Shop Aldi First

I pass three grocery stores and a Wal-Mart Supercenter on the 5 mile trip to shop my local Aldi. I’ve had people ask me why I wouldn’t just save myself the gas and time and shop at the nearest store. Here are my top 5 reasons.   #1 – Less Overwhelming Except for a few […]

Free Stuff To Do With Kids

Frugal Summer Fun: Free Things to do With Your Kids

Summer fun with kids doesn’t have to be expensive. Kids are far more interested in who is with them than in what they’re doing, so the things you plan don’t have to be complicated. If you’re trying to save money this summer, but don’t want to sit around doing nothing for weeks, then I’ve got […]