Avoid Expensive Ingredients to Eat Well & Spend Less


When I first became a stay-at-home mom, I read the wonderful beginner budget book, Miserly Moms. In fact, I read it cover to cover every year for quite a while in order to keep myself sharp when it came to household spending. Author Jonni McCoy points out that one of the most flexible line items […]

Eat Well, Spend Less

A few weeks ago we had a fabulous discussion about rising grocery prices and what we, as moms and home managers, can do about it. I dunno ’bout you, but I am not going to go quietly into this good night. There’s a battle to be fought. The economy may be in a slump, but […]

How Costco Saves Me Money (Grocery Geek)

costco cheese

FishPapa and I got a membership to Price Club the year we got married (1994). And we’ve belonged to Costco, the club warehouse formerly known as Price Club, ever since. While some don’t see the point in paying a $50 fee to shop there, we’ve found it to be a great asset to our arsenal […]

Oats, Heart Health, & Quaker

cranberry granola

Oats play a regular role in our diet. Not only do I regularly make oatmeal or granola for breakfast, but I like to include quick oats in my baking. It’s an easy way to add whole grains to cinnamon rolls, cookies, muffins, and breads. I’m having fun experimenting, too. Hubs loves homemade granola bars in […]

Grocery Shopping with Young Children & Staying Sane, Part Two

Shopping with Kids

– A post from LifeasMOM contributor, Lauren – If you missed yesterday’s post, go check out part one of Grocery Shopping with Young Children & Staying Sane. Grocery shopping is a necessity for any family.  That means it is also a necessity for mothers to figure out how to successfully shop with children in tow. While […]

Grocery Shopping with Young Children & Staying Sane, Part One

fresh produce

– A post from LifeasMOM contributor, Lauren – Once you become a mother, there are a few things that become more of a challenge.  I firmly believe that grocery shopping is at the top of that list! Shopping with little people is not for the faint of heart. It takes a strategy and then it takes […]

Save Money at the Grocery Store

grocery receipt

As longtime readers will know, I am a grocery geek. It’s rare that I buy groceries that aren’t on sale. Well, maybe not rare, but certainly painful. I avoid it at all costs. I prefer to stock up on items when they are on sale rather than pay full price when I “need them.” My […]

This Month’s Free Planning Page: Pantry Staples Checklist


Though I do live in a digital world, there are some things that I enjoy having paper and pencil for. Many of you have purchased Organizing Life as Mom (thank you!) and know that my household notebook is one of those things that I like to keep my hot little hands on. Each month on […]