45+ Frugal Meals to Help You Eat Well, Spend Less

FRIDAY FLASHBACK! For over two years I joined forces with eight fabulous bloggers to share different ways to eat well and spend less. What a great collaborative effort it was! We’re from different backgrounds, different food cultures, and different parts of the continent. But, we are united in feeding our families as well as we […]

The Ultimate Freezer Cooking Collection of Recipes and Tips

The Ultimate Freezer Cooking Collection of Recipes and Tips - Everything you need to know about freezer cooking is right here.

Want the 411 on freezer cooking and how to prepare food in advance and enjoy it later? It’s all right here. I started freezer cooking, that is cooking food in bulk and stashing it in the freezer to enjoy later, about 18 years ago. I was pregnant with our first child. My friend, Jessika, and […]

Just Say I Love You (Frugal Friday)

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Valentine’s Day was probably invented by a greeting card company. Then every other business under the sun decided it was a good marketing strategy to hawk things for the “holiday”. It’s a great excuse to buy cards, flowers, and chocolate. While I don’t mind the chocolate (ahem), I do mind the high prices for the […]

Freezer Cooking: Soups, Stews, and Breads

Freezer Cooking: Soups, Stews, and Bread - A few hours in the kitchen will provide you with bowls, and mugs, and cups full of soups and stews to enjoy throughout the month.

A few hours in the kitchen will provide you with bowls, and mugs, and cups full of soups and stews to enjoy throughout the month. Grab the free printable cooking plan. Last month’s free, downloadable Freezer Cooking plan was for Protein Power in an Hour. If you missed it, be sure to download it and […]

Valentine’s Day for the Family

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Make Valentine’s Day a family affair! Small things can mean so much. Here are just a few ways that you can show your family you love them on Valentine’s Day! My mom always made an effort for holidays, big and small. I remember many years of receiving a gold charm (it was the 80s!) and […]

5 Cheap Date Night Ideas

5 Cheap Date Night Ideas - ideas for spending time with your spouse without spending a lot of money.

FishPapa and I are approaching our 20th wedding anniversary. We met 22 years ago. Needless to say, we’ve been through richer and poorer, sickness and health. We’ve also had many years of living on the cheap. Some of that was because there was no other choice. The rest of it has been that we know […]

Make A Tear-Out Coupon Book

Make a Tear-Out Coupon Book for Valentine

Want to make a coupon book for your loved ones for Valentine’s Day or other special occasion? Life as MOM contributor Janel will show you how. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not […]

“Love Is An Open Door” Valentine’s Day Card

Make a Frozen Themed Valentine

Looking for a Frozen-themed Valentine’s Day Card? If so, Life as MOM contributor Janel has an easy printable to decorate a box of Sweethearts for Valentine’s Day. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does […]