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Wraps (More Lunchbox Ideas)

Wraps - More Lunchbox Ideas from Life as Mom

Wraps are a great way to enjoy lunch. They can be low or no-carbs, packed with veggies (or not) and super delicious to eat on the go. In the old days a school lunch held one of a limited range of sandwiches: PB&J, bologna, American cheese, and maybe tuna or egg salad. At least those […]

How to Save Money Cooking at Home

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Want to learn how to save money cooking at home? It’s not difficult. You’ll eat better, save money, and meet your budget. During our first year of marriage I spent more than $500/month to feed two of us. The year was 1994. If push came to shove, today, I could feel all eight of us […]

Easy Freezer Meals (FREE Cooking Plan to Go with Good Cheap Eats)

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Want to fill your freezer the quick and easy way? Check out these easy meals to freeze and download the free cooking plan. Stashing away some easy freezer meals is one of the biggest favors I can do for myself. Not only am I avoiding fast food and more expensive convenience items, but I’m also […]

30 Minute Meals, aka My New Cookbook

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My 30 minute meals cookbook is here! Grab your copy of Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less. I promise it will earn its keep. Writing a cookbook has always been a family affair. Not only does my family need to adjust to my new time investment, but they also have to eat […]

Living on One Income and Living Well

Living on One Income and Living Well

Living on one income is not as easy as it was in the last century. It requires hard work and determination — and some of these strategies. Fifty years ago it was commonplace for just one parent (usually dad)┬áto work. One income was sufficient to pay the family’s bill. Today, there might be a number […]

Organize Your Life to Save Money and Stress

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When you organize your life, you put yourself in a position of control and one in which you can save some money. Last week I woke up to an alert from the bank. I had grabbed the wrong checkbook last week when I paid a bill. Needless to say, I got online, transferred some funds, […]

Back to School Savings

Back to School Savings  Life as Mom

It’s officially stock up on school supplies and dust off the lunch box supplies time. How can you shop wisely and reap back to school savings? If you haven’t been inundated already by school supplies sales, I’d be surprised. Even though I did my shopping as soon as the 4th of July was over, I […]

How Moms Do: Finances

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Money matters. Particularly when you’ve got a family. Wondering how other families handle the finances?