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Ozzie (Pawsie) gets a haircut

Ozzie, or as our youngest likes to call him, Pawsie, is our mini goldendoodle. He’s a super adorable cuddly well-behaved ball of fluff, and while he is an absolute zero shedder, the trade off is that he needs regular brushing and grooming.

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Mining the Meaning of Mine in Bryan Caplan’s Modest Proposal

Bryan Caplan is one of my favorite authors, and I particularly enjoy his writing on family economics. I’ve started working my way through the archives of his content where I’ve already re-discovered one of my favorite articles of all time. Despite my admiration for his work, and even though I found that particular post inspiring,

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Bryan Caplan’s Modest Proposal

Ten years ago, Bryan Caplan engaged in some introspection on Father’s Day: “If you offered to replace one of my sons with another biological child who was better in every objective way, I’d definitely refuse.” That post is the first one I’m putting on my short list of favorite articles of all-time. So what do

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Frugal Month – week 2 recap

We’re halfway there! Day 8 – $271.81 (Chuck E Cheese) + $1.30 (extra can of frosting for cupcakes) Day 9 – $31.25 (gas) + $6.20 (grocery) + 13.99 (Netflix) Day 10 – $79.10 (Costco) Day 11 – $8.39 (grocery) Day 12 – $24.43 (grocery) Day 13 – $50 (monthly internet) + $5 (parking fee) Day 14

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Frugal Kansas City Staycation – Science City

We LOVE Science City.  Seriously love this place – enough that we splurged on a season pass, which more than pays for itself over the course of the year and means we don’t feel like we need to stay a long time during any one visit to “get our money’s worth,” particularly important in the

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Frugal Kansas City Staycation – Deanna Rose Farmstead

We took advantage of a warm sunny day, and again went outdoors. I’d heard about Deanna Rose Farmstead from friends and coworkers, but had never actually taken the kids before – today was a perfect opportunity! Admission is free from 2-5 pm Monday-Thursday, and otherwise reasonably priced at $2 per person. Certain attractions such as

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