Hey there! I'm Tara.

Welcome to The F.A.M.

Hi, I’m Tara and I am a mom of FIVE crazy kiddos living life naturally and on a budget! Oh, and with LOTS of coffee!

I am here to help you save money!! That is the end-all be-all! The ultimate goal! And along the way if we happen to try a few new recipes, learn a few new crafts, make some things, ditch some chemicals…well that will just be a bunch of fun added bonuses!

I’m no super-hero. I’m OK at a lot of things! I’m a pretty good cook. I’m a decent crafter. I’m a mediocre gardener. I’m still learning and navigating this whole chemical free and healthy life. But I will say, I’m pretty darn STELLAR at finding good deals and saving money – being FRUGAL if you will.

My friends refer to me as the “money-saving-magician” because how I make our family of 7 run on our tiny budget – must be MAGIC! (Is that too corny? Oh well, too late now!)

For fun, here are a few more things about me:

  1. I am a Midwest girl through and through, but long for some mountains and beaches

  2. I love sleeping in as late as possible

  3. Please don’t talk to me before my morning cup of coffee

  4. I love pickles (and all things salty) – sometimes they take away my headaches

  5. I’m crazy insecure but try to hide it well

  6. When I get stressed I clean the house, or pretty much anything in my sight

  7. My love language is acts of service; I think because there are always so many things that need to get done on the daily in a household of 7 – my to-do list is never crossed off and always seems endless

  8. I really like walking and hiking, but rarely do it 

  9. My family is my world and I’ll do anything for them

  10. I can go a month without washing my hair! It’s the longest and healthiest its ever been!

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We would love for you to follow along with us in this thing called life!

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