Great Stuff — for Free!

A few months ago when I started following a bunch of frugal blogs, I landed on Freebies4Mom. There Heather introduced me to the wealth of free samples that are to be had out there. Wow! Pictured is what I received in my mailbox in one day! Samples are a great way to try a product […]

Great Boy Gifts

As the mother of four boys, I like to think of myself as a pseudo-expert on all things “boyish.” If we had stopped at four children, testosterone would be all I knew. And since my girlies are still so small, our lives are still very masculine around here. As a result, I know all about […]

Stocking Stuffers and a Giveaway

Stockings have always been a well-loved tradition in my family. They are the first thing that we go to on Christmas morning. Even me. (FishPapa does a great job selecting all sorts of treats for me.) As the years have passed and my children have grown and established ideas in their heads of “how we […]

Progresso Winners

Congratulations to Richelle, wiss, and Mommy2davin! Please send me your address to lifeasmom at sbcglobal dot net. Thanks for playing, everyone. I have another great giveaway starting tonight, so come back and throw your name into the hat!

What’s Cookin’

While I’ve approached meal planning in a number of ways in the past (here, here, and here), lately I am enjoying this plan out a whole month at a time. You can see my December Meal Plan here. I brainstorm all the different meals that I could make with what’s in the cupboard or what […]

MOM Deals This Week: More for Christmas

The Christmas Shopping Season continues. But, how overwhelming it can be! To be honest, I’m thankful that our budget is tight these days. In a way, it lets me off the hook from too much gift giving, gift making, and general running around like a chicken with my head cut off. I can tend to […]

Grocery Geek Presents: More than Just Groceries

Thankfully, the sales haven’t been so good that I’ve been tempted to go over budget. This week two local stores had 8 hour sales so FishPapa hit one on his way from work while I took the kids there on our way home from our playday. It can be wearying to continue this “cherry picking,” […]

TGIF: Our Family’s Fun This Week

Overall, it’s been nice to enjoy 60 degree weather. I feel as though I am in a time warp. I know that KC, my town just two short months ago, is experiencing chilly weather these days. It’s surreal to set up the Christmas tree in sunshine and bare feet. Man, I need a pedicure! Usually […]