My Neighbors Chickens – guest post by Brandy Tanner

This is a guest post by Brandy Tanner who runs a NH Mom blog and is always looking to life as if the glass is half full instead of half empty. In August of 2011 I was given the chance to move back home to the house I grew up in with a pond, six acres […]

Fun outdoor Winter Activities for your Family to enjoy together – Guest Post by Dee

This guest post comes to you from the wonderful Dee of, I’m so excited to welcome her to A Hen’s Nest! Enjoy! Winter comes with shorter daylight hours and cooler temperatures but this does not mean that you have to bundle up and hibernate until the spring. There are many activities that you can do […]

Stuff your pet’s stockings with toys and treats using 1800Petmeds + holiday safety tips!

The holidays are a time of traveling, gathering together, feasting, and generally having a good time. But with all the hustle and bustle, it can be easy to forget to take those necessary steps to keep your pet happy and healthy. Do yourself—and your furry friend—a favor this year and don’t forget to help your […]

5 New Holiday Traditions that teach giving, gratitude and love – Guest post by Jenn’s RAQ

I’m so happy to welcome Jenn, of Jenn’s RAQ, to the blog today! Her guest post reminds us to stop and take a moment to remember what the season is all about. Thanks Jenn!   The holidays are upon us.  I still can’t believe how fast time has flown to get us to this point […]

10 Ways to Say “I Love You” to everyone special in your life

Have you ever opened up your lunch to find a love note from your mom tucked inside? Does your husband send you random text messages during the day just to say he loves you? If so, you know how good they make you feel. Special. Cared for. Loved. But love notes don’t have to be […]

Cracker Barrel {Copy Cat} Grilled Chicken Tenderloin Recipe – Guest Post by Kiddies Corner Deals

Nichol is a mom of two, and blogs over at Kiddies Corner Deals, where she posts about online kids deals, recipes, reviews and giveaways. She knows kids are expensive, but shopping for them doesn’t have to be! She is thrilled to be guest posting on A Hen’s Nest! Thanks Nichol! I’m so happy to have […]

5 Great Date Ideas For Couples On A Budget – Guest Post

Your marriage is important, and one of the best ways to keep it strong is to remember how important your husband or wife is to you, and make sure you spend quality time together. No matter what your budget or schedule, there is no reason you can’t have a weekly date. There are 168 hours […]

Cock-a-Doodle Don’t – Guest Post by Telling Dad

Dear Readers, you are in for a treat today! The awesome, amazing, and quite humorous work-from-home-Dad Greg of is here today! I hope you’ll enjoy his guest post as much as I did, it made me laugh out loud! ~Henrietta The first time I ever saw a chicken outside cellophane is when my father-in-law […]

Pamper Days Make Every Mom a Happy Mom – Guest Post

There are many things that busy frugal moms try to avoid, pamper days are one of these things. We moms are very conscious of our spending habits; we like to spend our hard earned cash on our kids, so when a friend suggested that we go for a spa day I was dubious. I have […]

Green Lunches for your Kids and Spouse – Guest Post

A lot of the solution to going green at lunch has to do with reduce – reducing the waste. There are a few different types of waste at lunchtime. The key point is – bring your own. By packing a lunch you are often eating healthier and it’s usually better for the planet too – […]

Does It Benefit the Earth to Buy Organic Coffee? – Guest Post

image by tonx If you are a regular coffee drinker, like so many Americans, you may be wondering if it benefits Mother Earth to buy organic coffee. Yes, we are all aware that organic coffee may be slightly more expensive, but it actually works to minimize our impact on the environment in growing healthier coffee […]

Easy Steps You Can Take Today To Help Save The World – Guest Post

Help save the environment and save money at the same time! Heating and Cooling Hang clothes outside to dry- one statistic I found stated that it costs between 30 to 40 cents to dry a load of laundry in an electric dryer, and approximately 15 to 20 cents in a gas dryer. Image by erix! […]