Crafting with words is my latest venture. Inspired by a cousin’s dh, you can now find more of my writing as Des Moines’s Frugal Family Examiner at the Examiner’s Family and Parenting channel. Add me as your favorite or subscribe to my articles — you’ll get alerts in your email inbox whenever I have a new article published. My articles there will be less bloggy and more newsy than what you’ll find here, and much more focused and relevant to area families. Thanks for taking a look!