Grocery Geek Presents: Q & A

This week, the Grocery Geek, Yours Truly, is going to start fielding couponing questions. I am not a deals blogger, but couponing is a huge part of my “life as mom” as I try to put food on the table and stay in the black. I think it’s one way that we can increase our […]

Frugal Friday: Get What You Pay For

There are probably a bazillion ways that we can save money. I don’t think we’ve even begun to mine the depths of frugal ideas. But, here at Frugal Friday we’ll try…. One simple way to save money is to make sure you get what you pay for. This past week as we were leaving Costco, […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Good. Cheap. Eats


Since my recent reading of In Defense of Food, it’s been difficult to walk through the grocery store, filled with boxes of food products that may or may not be that good for us. I really want to feed my family more home-made meals with fewer processed foods, but man, that is tough. I love […]

Frugal Friday: Golden Rules of Frugality

OK, I wouldn’t call these rules, necessarily. They’re more like guidelines.

But, they are important guidelines, nonetheless. It helps me to remember these when I’m paying the bills and the numbers don’t go in quite the direction I wish they would. It helps me to remember them when I see some cool kitchen gadget that I don’t really need, but it would be really cool to have. It helps me to remember them when I don’t feel like we’ve saved enough money each month.

Vacation Freebies

Ever since our days of traipsing through the South of France together, FishPapa and I have loved to travel and see new places. And that hasn’t changed since having children. Our luggage has just increased.

And, I guess, truth be told, we’ve always been budget travelers. When it was time to choose a honeymoon location, airfare to France was actually less expensive than Hawaii. How convenient! We flew across the Atlantic for about $200 roundtrip for each cheap seat!

Giveaway: The Total Money Makeover

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Two things are certain in this life: Death and Taxes. So said Benjamin Franklin many years ago. This week it’s time to pay up. At least the tax part. In honor of Tax Day, I decided to offer up a great giveaway. Time to tell your money where to go! You know that I am […]

Seen a Good Diaper Deal Lately?

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When I first started diapering, lo, almost 13 years ago, the expensive brand cost about $5 or $6 a package for MORE diapers than they pack nowadays. My, how times change! Over a decade later, I’m still changing diapers. And the price has gone up tremendously over the years. Now, the quality has certainly improved, […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Playing The Drugstore Game

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One of the ways that I can regularly cut our family’s expenses is to keep a supply of toiletries and over-the-counter medicines on hand at all times. Rather than buy these items at full price when we need them, I keep an eye out for good sales on the products that we normally use, like […]