5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #153

Like you (probably), our family has mostly stayed home for almost two weeks now.

That’s made it pretty easy to save money.

If you can stay away from online shopping, you might be finding the same thing.  Maybe you’ll even have time to develop new habits that will stick when life gets back to “normal”.

(Whenever that happens…and whatever that means!)


5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #152

The plague hit our house for a good couple of weeks.

Ok, not the plague.  Something that mocks the flu but doesn’t last quite as long.  Ugh.

(Not Coronovirus, don’t worry.)

Normally that would be a great way to save money on groceries at least.  (I mean, not an ideal way.  But a way none the less.)


for some reason these kids are starving.  

They have real fevers, lots of aches and pains…but they’re asking for crackers.  And soup.  And toast…constantly.

Well, I guess I’m glad they’ve kept their appetites up.

OH, and we also learned that if you order Sprite, Gatorade, chicken noodle soup, tissues, ibuprofen, etc. from Clicklist, they’ll still bring it to you.  And they don’t even wear hazmat suits!


5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #150

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #150

What’s that??

This is the 150th edition of the 5 ways we’ve saved money this week series??  Can you believe it?

This whole thing started waaaay back in 2015 (which seems like a million years ago, but also seems like yesterday…weird) when I decided to write up a little post about the ways we managed to save money that week.

It ended up being a hit.

I guess it’s because people who love saving money are always curious about the ways other families manage it.

And if you aren’t really big on saving money, it’s nice to see that there are a few easy ways to save a little bit, especially when saving seems like this huge, impossible task.


5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #149

I got to spend the weekend with my son in Washington D.C.  We went with a church group, so we were able to both go for very little cost (thanks to fundraising).

What an amazing trip!

We got to see so much, including going up to the top of the Washington Monument.

That wasn’t open when our family vacationed there back in the summer of ’18, so we really enjoyed those views.

And spending so much one on one time with my sixteen year old was wonderful, too.


5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #148

Why hello there!

I think it’s high time the 5 ways series makes a comeback to Medium Sized Family.  Don’t you?

I know this is one of your favorite things to read on the blog.  And I have always loved writing them.

It’s great for keeping me going on tough weeks.  And I always need a reminder of what’s going right.

(Don’t we all??)

Last year was a rough one.  And when things finally settled down, I decided to tackle a big blogging project that I’ve always dreamed of doing.

But…since I’ve never done it before, there was a steep learning curve.  And the whole thing took a lot longer than I ever thought it would.  (Big announcement coming soon!)

Then we started the 30 Day #Brightsaver Challenge (which, by the way, you can totally still join and not worry about being “behind” or anything). And that took some figuring out, too.

But NOW…here we are.  Back at the 5 ways posts.

Are you ready for this?