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Welcome to Medium Sized Family!

If you’re looking for tips on saving money and finding creative ways to afford to raise your family, you’ve come to the right place.

I’m Jamie, Mom of 5 kids and wife to a pretty cool Hubby.  We’re mowing down our debt using mottos like #yearofno and #presson.  Learn more about us here.

What You’ll Find

Need a community of support to help you pay off debt?  We’re excited to have you join us!

Want resources for earning extra money to help you meet your goals?  Find it here.

Looking for big family tips from a mom who’s been there, done that?  You found that, too.

Ok, but where do I start?

30 Day Money Challenge: Secure Your Savings and Find Peace in the New Year

Secure Your Savings and Find Peace in the New Year: A 30 Day Money Challenge

Kick off 2017 on the right foot.  The Secure Your Savings and Find Peace in the New Year challenge is designed to help you fund your emergency fund or sinking funds.  These steps are essential in helping you get out of debt and escape paycheck to paycheck living.

Join the FREE Challenge!  Identify and Eliminate Your Budget Busters

How to save money by eliminating budget busters

Learn all about this challenge and how it can get you on track to meet your money goals by clicking here.

Money Savers

5 Ways We've Saved Money This Week

By far, my most popular posts are the ones in my 5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week series.  Each Friday I talk about 5 different ways we’ve saved money that week.  You’ll find a long list of posts in that series, and you can read them in any order you like.


What’s a sinking fund and why is it so important?

How to Build a Sinking Fund and Get Out of the Debt Trap. If you're looking for sinking funds ideas, this post is packed with info. Ideas for breaking up your categories, a spreadsheet to help you do it, and info on helping to find money to fill it.


Learn how breaking up your paycheck can help you pay off debt.

How to Get Out of Debt Break Up Your Paycheck

This unique look at pennies will make you want to pick them all up.

What is a penny doubled for a month?

Here’s help for people trying to stop living paycheck to paycheck.


I’m big on getting intentional and setting S.M.A.R.T. goals for yourself, so I try to post mine regularly.  That way we can encourage each other!

Parenting and Household Tips

As a Mom of 5 under 14, I like to share when I find tips that work for us!  So here are some of my more popular household and parenting posts.

Popular Household Tips

Easy Lunch Menu Ideas for Parents Tired of Packing Lunches (with a Free Printable!)

Easy Lunch Menu Ideas for Parents Tired of Packing Lunches

How to Organize a Large Family in a Small House

How Cheap Meal Planning Can Save You Money and Simplify Your Life

How Cheap Meal Planning Can Save You Money and Simplify Your Life


Popular Parenting Tips

Why We Don’t Save Our Kids from Disappointment

Why We Don't Save Our Kids from Disappointment

Are You Done (Having Kids)?

Are you done having kids? Here's our unique answer to that question.

How to Get Kids to Pick Up Toys Without Losing Your Mind

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The Free Checklist to Kickstart Your Savings Account!

When you join the Medium Sized Family community, you'll learn how to save more (even when life happens).  You'll also get the free guide with simple tips you can use THIS WEEK to start boosing your savings account!

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