Our Blogging Team
Stephanie is a wife, mother, teacher, non-profit founder, and she loves to share her life of wellness with others. Over the last several years, her family has worked towards living a life of wellness, and you can read her Wellness Story to learn more. After struggling with health conditions and infertility for many years (read about their IVF Journey), and after her husband was diagnosed with diabetes, they realized the need to teach others to live a healthy lifestyle for less, and they rebranded this website to HealthyFrugalLiving.com.
They have now eliminated many of their health conditions by utilizing better nutrition, essential oils, and truly living a healthy lifestyle. While it hasn’t been easy, it is totally doable. Please know they aren’t doctors, so we can’t diagnose, treat, or prescribe. What they want to do is share our story and show others how to support their body systems and live a life of wellness.
Because of our many attempts at adding more children to their family, they have had to overcome significant amounts of financial hurdles that most families don’t ever have to face. It was during the waiting period for their last IVF attempt that Steph started couponing to help save money towards their cycle. They were also able to eliminate over $50,000 in debt and are now debt free.
In 2003, Stella Peacock Girard settled down and began her family, in a rural town in the Southern part of Pennsylvania. Her husband relocated the couple to this region when he accepted the Computer Science Professor position at the local university.
Finding her new identity as a suburban housewife and mother took several years of soul searching, many Moms groups, gobs of research and a variety of jobs and experiences. Stella was born in California, but moved to Hawaii as an infant. Growing up in Hawaii, she was completely immersed in its multi-cultural daily life. It was a unique upbringing, being surrounded by such meshed language, food, and people on the secluded island.
When Stella turned 10, she and her mother left Hawaii and spent the next 6 years in Tokyo, Japan. Her native Hungarian mother, had been born and raised in Japan, so she had been yearning to return ‘home’. Within 6 months, Stella had acclimated and was bilingual in Japanese and English.
Stella moved around several times in her life. Her favorite places include: New York City (working at Sony, Revlon, etc.) and Cape Cod, MA (Translating at a Tech Company and Ocean Spray Cranberry in R&D).
Currently, Stella is Cyber-schooling her 10 year old daughter and enjoys teaching Japanese culture, translating projects from Japanese to English, watching (and critiquing) movies, pampering ladies with her Mary Kay business (http://www.marykay.com/stellagirard/ ) and playing Minecraft with her family.