Money Saving Monday: More Frugal Blogs for Families

green money saving tipsImagine getting paid to save the planet.  Sound enticing?  Sustainable living, in the ideal, should be about saving money, saving resources, and saving your sanity. The extra cash is like an environmental merit badge!  We’ve selected a few more blogs that focus on simple living this week to provide daily doses of thrifty motivation.  (Look at last Monday’s post for another three frugal blogs.)

For those who are just beginning to cut back, Almost Frugal is a really nice site that emphasizes living with less while improving our quality of life.  The posts offer a friendly, non-judgmental exploration of thrifty life and tips on how to evaluate where our money goes.

Money Saving Monday: Three Thrifty Blogs for 2010

frugal goals for 2010“Trim the budget!” tops my list of New Year’s Resolutions. How on earth am I going to pull it off when I’m averaging three hours of sleep and even the thought of cutting coupons makes me nauseous? Starting today, every Monday during the month of January the Green Baby Guide will feature a few favorite penny-pinching resources to kick me into gear.

One of my favorite blogs is Frugal Babe because of her focus on simplicity and living with less. She’s incredibly resourceful—dumpster diving for free lumber, doing hydroponic gardening in the crawlspace under her house, and using baking soda instead of toothpaste or shampoo.  And she manages all this with a baby in tow! Her posts consistently deliver doses of down-home thrifty wisdom.

Happy New Year from The Green Baby Guide!

green resolutions for 2010We hope your 2010 is filled with rich experiences and quality time with family and friends.  (Notice neither of those things hurt the environment or cost a penny!)  Whether you opt to start your own garden, cloth diaper your newborn, or switch from paper towels to rags, may you relish the green adventures in store for you this year.  If you’re looking for inspiration, check out our post on The Green Year, a great handbook for a daily dose of conservation wisdom.

I won’t officially call them resolutions, but my eco-hopes for the year include expanding our raised beds, strapping both children into the bike trailer for errands, and spending more time in the great outdoors.  Picking, freezing, and canning local produce (including our own) is my fantasy but we’ll see how it goes with two small children in tow.   Wouldn’t it be incredible to be able to put away enough fresh food to sustain us through next winter?  Sigh…