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Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, September 04, 2008 | 1 comments
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Catherine, founder and creator of Frugal Freebies and mom of three grown sons, small business entreprenuer since 1977, web site developer since 1998, blogger since 2005.

She has self-published three books - "Canadian Family Resources", "So Few Memories, So Much Love" and "Back to Basics", as well as the Diaper Report.

Her many articles have appeared in a variety of major and small parenting magazines and newsletters, past editor of the popular Shattered Dreams (newsletter on miscarriage), and has run Born to Love, a natural baby product company for 30+ years. Currently, she maintains a handful of high traffic blogs: Life Begins..., Pregnancy Stories By Age, Stories of Pregnancy & Birth over 44 years old, You Can Get Pregnant in Your 40's and Frugal Baby Tips.

Interests: Reading, researching, cooking, sewing, music, computers, debating, blogging, business, marketing, creating websites from raw HTML code, writing, photography, miscarriage, pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and children.

Catherine says: When I think of travelling, it's first class all the way, 4 & 5-star hotels and great home-style food. I am not much for amusement parks, but I love going to plays, movies and the theatre.

My favorite authors include Diana Gabaldon and Isaac Azimov. My favourite thing to shop for is office supplies and computer accessories! I am such a geek!

To discuss a possible review with us, please email catherine(at)frugal-freebies.com.

RobRob is our music man - he loves to listen to music, especially Classic Rock, and he loves to play music - he has both an electric and acoustic guitar. He also plays the organ, playing mostly by ear. His favourite product we've tested so far has been The Beamz!

Interests: Golf, hockey, music, gardening, home renovation, computers, electronical devices, photography, RVing, traveling, sporting events, international foods, movies, plays, cars and playing cards.

Rob says: Right now I am in the midst of planning our bathroom renovation, making choices of what we will add, change and redo. What I really would love to do is retire and travel in an RV across the country, taking in all the sights and meeting new people.

My favourite thing to shop for is electronic equipment and tickets to sporting events - Jays games, Leaf games, Argos games, you name it - I am there!

Josh is our tech support and all round computer man - a whiz at getting us hooked up and running. There is rarely a computer or electronic problem we throw at him that he can't fix.

Interests: Computers, video & online gaming, AirSoft sport, X-box, PS3, Rock Band, Guitar Hero, photography, making videos, sporting events, reading and movies.

Josh says: I would love to check out anything that would make playing X-box Live a better gaming experience.

My favourite thing to shop for is computer and electronic equipment and video games. My favourite games right now are The Sims series, Call of Duty series and any sporting titles.

Jason is our mechanic guy - there isn't a car out there he can't fix!
He loves everything car-related - car racing, car driving, fixing cars, playing racing games, reading car magazines. He also loves music, stereo equipment and anything that would make playing X-box Live a better gaming experience.

He has entered and won several racing game competitions!

He also likes to take pictures and videos, taking his kids to amusement parks, go-carts, mini-golf and other kid-related activities.

Sue Sue loves to read, watch videos of TV series and movies.

Sue says:

My favourite thing to shop for books! My favorite authors include

ChristopherChristopher is one of our kid-testers. He is 11 years old and loves to eat, skateboard, dirt bike, play video and computer games and talk to his friends online.

He is on the track and field team at school and has won ribbons!

Chris says:

My favourite thing to shop for videos games, skatbaords and dirt bikes!

JaclynJaclyn is our other kid-tester. She is 12 years old and loves to read.

Jaclyn says:

My favourite thing to shop for is books! Alice’s favorite authors include

BuddyBuddy is an 11 year old, Bichon Frise, weighing in at 12lb - who loves to test dog food, treats, toys, clothing, bedding dishes - all things dog!

Buddy says: I am a big, fierce Rottweiller (cleverly disguised as a Bichon Frise). Don't laugh, the cuteness works for me. Well, most of the time.

I just wish my humans would appreciate the fact that, every single day, I have protected them from wild attacking dogs. They should give me more treats! It's really exhausting work, and I need lots of naps, cuddles & special treats! Check me out on Facebook!

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About Catherine: I have been writing frugal tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three sons, who are all grown up - and re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and Bella, the cat.

Questions? Email me at catherine (at) frugal-freebies.com or post to my Facebook Fan Page!

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  1. Anonymous says:

    You sent out a freebie fancy feast appetizer in the mail. My cat enjoyed the contents. I almost threw it away as it was extremely had to open. Pulling several times was painful and convinced me never to buy the product. The metal pull tab cans are easy to open.

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