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MOM Deals This Week

Looking for ways to save a buck and not have to break the bank just to “do life?” Here are some options to save money or earn free stuff. Sign up with Swagbucks and use the SwagCode: LIFEASMOM for extra points at registration! Swagbucks are redeemable for all sorts of prizing, including Amazon $. Details […]

Grocery Geek Presents: $126.61

I confess that I’m still struggling to find the right budget point for our groceries. (By groceries, I mean food, cleaning supplies, toiletries, medicines, and diaper supplies. So, it’s a pretty broad category. Since I track everything in Quicken, it is just easier to make sure purchases made at CVS, Walgreens, and grocery stores just […]

Frugal Friday: Frozen Assets

This is part of an extensive series on¬†Freezer Cooking. Be sure to read the archives¬†here¬†and on my food blog¬†Good Cheap Eats¬†for the complete 411 on how to save money by ‚Äúmake-ahead and freeze‚ÄĚ tactics. Or just¬†buy my book. Without a doubt, convenience food items are well, convenient. They make “life as MOM” a little bit […]

Try It, You Will Like It: SwagBucks

Have you signed up with SwagBucks yet? I admit I was skeptical when I first heard about this “search and win” business. But, since signing up, our family has enjoyed free Starbucks and free books and gifts from Amazon. It’s really easy to win. Just sign up and use SwagBucks as your search engine. In […]

Boules de Picolat, Catalan Meatballs

Boules de Picolat, also known as Catalan Meatballs, are one of my favorite foods. They are easy to make and super freezer-friendly. There’s no question that not having to cook dinner is a good thing – any night of the week. And while take-out or eating out are certainly fun prospects, they’re not always doable. […]

Family Fun: Visit Your Library

This is my son. This is my son high on books. Yes, our kids love to read. It is such a blessing. I remember not too long ago when my eldest and I would cry – both of us – over the process of learning to read. Not so anymore. The last two have practically […]

Streamline Your Morning Beauty Routine

Time is a valuable, nonrenewable resource. And the way my life is going these days, I need to make the most of every moment. That means I got to get in and out as quickly as possible. Getting in and out of the grocery store super fast means going alone or with as few children […]

Homeschooling? Are You Kidding Me?

This year marks 19 years since I graduated from high school. If you had told me then that I would have six children and be homeschooling them, I would have laughed and told you, “No. I’m going to be a lawyer (or something equally prestigious) and never get married and dress in skirts and high […]