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Challenges, Challenges: New Year, New You

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The new year can be such an exciting time to start fresh in some area of your life. Set a goal, envision a new and good habit, and then set off on an adventure in achieving it. It’s amazing how many blog-sponsored “challenges” are active right now. It could be easy to get overwhelmed. The key […]

Creative Birthday Cakes: What Should I Make?

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Life is full of challenges, is it not? And the blogosphere is no different. Two weeks ago, Crystal and I decided to “eat from the pantry,” and we invited you to do it with us. Last week, I asked if you’d Book It with me this year and set some reading goals. Today? I’m asking […]

Keys to a Successful Pancake Breakfast — or Dinner

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As we “eat-from-the-pantry” this month, I anticipate some creative cooking and menu planning. However, one regular feature on our menu that also makes good use of pantry staples is one that my kids will gladly embrace: Pancakes! My husband is usually the pancake chef around here, creating all sorts of cool designs. Whether you serve […]

Meal Planning: Week 2 Pantry Challenge

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One pleasant surprise from this Eat from the Pantry Challenge has been a renewed interest in cooking. Ask me again in three weeks’ time if I still like it. But, right now, it’s been a fun challenge to create fun meals for my family. I was dumbfounded when FishPapa and FishBoy12 asked several times if […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Squeaking In Under Budget

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This past week I’ve been trying to build the bulk of our meals from the pantry. My goals for this “Eat from the Pantry” Challenge have included spending $400 (or less) on groceries in the month of January and focusing on what we have. This is at least $200 less than I normally spend. Considering […]

Frugal Tip: Organize Your Wallet to Save Money

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It sounds funny to say so, but one great way to keep money in your wallet is to look in your wallet — often. If you don’t have a good idea of what’s in there, you may be liable to spend more than you have or to let great savings opportunities slip through your fingers. […]

Lemon Walnut Coffeecake (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Healthier Eating)

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This is the week to change some habits and set some goals. Many people have put “healthy eating” on their list of changes to make in the new year. Our family is no different. With my husband’s blessing, we’ve decided that we are going to make a concerted effort this year to reduce fat, increase […]

I’m Booking It in 2010! Are You? Share Your Plan

Yesterday I shared my reading goals for the year as well as a new feature here on LifeasMOM. Each month we’re gonna be talking about good books, bad books, and must reads. Today’s the day to share your reading goals for the year. You don’t have to have an elaborate reading plan, but jotting down […]