Author Archive: Prerna

Prerna Malik is a freelance writer and work-at-home mom who believes in green living, frugal fun and positive parenting. You can find out more about her at The Mom Writes.

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DIY Christmas Decoration Ideas: Decorate for the Holidays on a Budget

DIY Christmas Decoration Ideas: Decorate for the Holidays on a Budget

| December 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Christmas is around the corner and decorating the house is high on the list. Worried that it would eat into your budget and dip into your savings? Don’t be. Here are some fun and easy DIY Christmas decorating ideas to brighten up your home without busting your budget. Use Appliqué and Stencils  for a Festive [...]

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How to Have a Green and Simple Thanksgiving

How to Have a Green and Simple Thanksgiving

| October 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

There is no better time to be green and eco-friendly than Thanksgiving. Why? Thanksgiving is a holiday that celebrates all we have to be grateful for, including the bounty of the Earth; and what better way to celebrate and honor this than by being mindful of our decisions. Here are some ways to celebrate a [...]

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Six Simple Ways to Reduce and Reuse: Smart Moves to Save Money and the Planet

Six Simple Ways to Reduce and Reuse: Smart Moves to Save Money and the Planet

| July 28, 2012 | 2 Comments

Going green and making the move to eco-friendly options does not require a lot of planning and thinking. All you need to do is make some small simple changes in what you buy and use to actually end up saving money and protecting the planet as well. Here are 6 smart moves to make to [...]

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Save Energy and Money with Simple Home Improvement Fixes

Save Energy and Money with Simple Home Improvement Fixes

| July 21, 2012 | 1 Comment

One of the best parts about going green and eco-friendly around the house is the fact that you can actually save up a lot of money in the easiest way possible. Let’s take a look at how simple home improvement fixes can help you save both energy and money almost instantly: Seal Energy Suckers Begin [...]

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Green and Simple Gift Ideas for New Parents

Green and Simple Gift Ideas for New Parents

| July 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do you know a new mom or dad? Chances are they’re sleep-deprived, exhausted, overwhelmed and yes, obviously, happy about their little bundle of joy. Take some time out during the holidays to choose a simple, thoughtful and yet-super useful gift that they’ll love. Wondering what would fit the bill? Here’s a list of simple, practical [...]

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DIY Frugal and Fun Gifts for Any Season

DIY Frugal and Fun Gifts for Any Season

| July 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Life is filled with celebrations. There are birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, weddings, housewarmings, retirements, new jobs and a million other reasons to pull out the stops and have a party. A party means a present. So, does that mean busting your budget every month (or week!)? Actually, no. It is quite easy and simple to [...]

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Frugal Hacks for Stay at Home Parents: How to Save Money in a Single-Income Household

Frugal Hacks for Stay at Home Parents: How to Save Money in a Single-Income Household

| June 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Running  a home is not easy, especially when money is tight. When both parents are working, you can still juggle things quite a bit and afford the occasional luxury without eating into your savings. However, when only one parent is working, things can become expensive. So, does that mean you scrimp and scrounge for every [...]

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Frugal Hacks for Fun Vacations: Best Tips for Family Travel on a Budget

Frugal Hacks for Fun Vacations: Best Tips for Family Travel on a Budget

| June 23, 2012 | 1 Comment

Vacation-time is a fun-filled, laidback and totally relaxing experience. Right? Well yeah but not when you come back to debt, credit card bills and a feeling of overwhelm. This year, when  you take that family vacation, make sure you actually get the most out of every dollar spent and can come back feeling refreshed and [...]

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Five Fun And Frugal Ways To Use Your Photos

Five Fun And Frugal Ways To Use Your Photos

| June 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

We all have a bunch of photos lying around, either on your laptops or in photo albums and while, every now and then, we may browse through them, we don’t really think of them often. Isn’t that sad when really, we could relive happy memories and nostalgic moments every single minute of the day? A [...]

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How to Save Money When Eating Out

How to Save Money When Eating Out

| June 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Eating out can offer a welcome diversion from the day-to-day routine and food. It can be an easy form of entertainment for the whole family. But it can also be very expensive. However, if you’re money savvy, there are ways to save money when eating out. Isn’t that great? Here are some tips to save [...]

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