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Welcome to Considering frugal and thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. My name is Catherine and I am the face behind Considering frugaland my other blog Homeschool Arizona. 


I began writing web content in 2007 under the penname Cathleene Filmore, which you may still come across from time to time, back then people used pennames. I sold several articles to publishers and did some ghostwriting this way. It was a great way to pay for diapers when the kids were small!

I am currently on sabbatical from a PhD in Psychology. That is a nice way of saying, "we are on a break!" Most of my older posts are about money saving frugal green tips while most of my newer posts focus on shopping local, and our rants about our new home in Wyoming. 

I also published a devotional for Kindle called “Blessings in Job", which there is a link to on the right. It was compiled during the 2007 recession when I took a lot of comfort from that particular book of the Bible.

If you homeschool you will want to visit Homeschool Arizona. It is the blog where I chronicled our past homeschool projects and fieldtrips. We no longer homeschool, but your welcome to the tips from the past. We used a project based learning format that I designed every year incorporating Waldorf, Montessori, and other project based learning techniques. There is a lot of useful information that you can apply to help your children learn. 

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While it is true that I am working on a PHD in Psychology and very smart and frugal, I am not a medical doctor, criminal, personal or accident lawyer. I do not sell insurance nor am I an accountant or mortgage advisor. While some of my posts may offer good ideas on home and business solutions, I am not personally responsible nor is Homeschool Arizona for any advice, ideas, recipes or menu plans that you decide to use. This blog is intended to be helpful and fun. Any products you purchase from my Amazon store or any other retailer advertised on my blog must be returned to them. Any sponsors or advertisers are independent of this blog.