Weekly Roundup: Part One

I’ve made an executive decision with regard to the roundups going forward.  I joked last week that my roundups were starting to look more like a carnival because of the number of links I was including.  Starting with today’s roundup, I plan to publish a smaller roundup twice a week highlighting a few of my favorites from around the web.  Let me know how you like the new format.

The Weekly Roundup, Part One

  • Addicted to Experiences.  Interesting question in this post–Can we become just as addicted to experiences as we can stuff? (@On Simplicity)
  • 52 Sunday Evening Meditations on Life.  Sunday evening is a reflective time as we look ahead to the week in front of us, and to the week that just closed out.  Each of these 52 thoughts should help get you in the right frame of mind.  (@Marc and Angel Hack Life)
  • The Daily Balance of Parenting and Housework.  Anyone who thinks balancing housework and parenting is a piece of cake should volunteer to take over for a full time parent.  When I stand in for my wife if she is sick I joke that she needs to get well so I can get back to work and rest!  (@ Simple Mom)
  • Avoid the Pitfall of Comparing Yourself to OthersI spent a lot of energy (and money) in my younger days trying to keep up with others who were older, more wealthy, and further along in life than I was.  Ultimately, it only set me back further, and it wasn’t until I quit comparing myself to others that I finally gained control of my finances. (@My Super-Charged Life)

That concludes the first part of this week’s roundup.  Check back mid-week for another sampling of great reads from around the web.  If you are visiting Frugal Dad for the first time, or just have the site bookmarked, I want to invite you to sign up to receive daily content from Frugal Dad via email delivery, or directly to your favorite feed reader.  It’s a great way to keep up with articles here, and best of all, it’s FREE!


  1. I like the shorter list of links!
    It WAS a bit overwhelming to try and get thru all your links before… This way, twice a week, will not seem so overwhelming all at once!

    Good choice!

  2. I love the new format- it looks great!

    Thank you so much for including me in your list. I worked really hard on that piece so I am so glad to see it was listed here. Thank you so much!!

  3. The only problem I see is that now we lose another day of your writing.

    I visit most of those other sites (via feeds) quite regularly anyways. I would prefer original content from here rather then another day without it.

    Drop another day and you are down to 4 posts per week?

  4. @Frugal Canuck: I considered that, and I think what I’m going to do is include an afternoon roundup once during the week, in addition to an original post that morning. This way you still get five or six original articles from me. Nice to hear my writing is in demand…thanks for the encouragement!

  5. thanks for posting the link to my article! And yes, I love the new format….last week was fun to see all the links but a bit hard to actually visit them all.