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 […]

The Weekend Begins!

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Sun-baked kiddos after a day at the park are cooling as they watch a short video. The bread machine is working on tonight’s pizza dough. FishPapa is on his way home from work and the weekend begins. Tonight’s agenda? Pizza and a movie. Not sure on the film, but the food is almost the same […]

Frugal Friday: Cleaning and Dejunking Can Save You Money

A home with 8 inhabitants is a clutter-magnet. Kid stuff, mom stuff, papa stuff – we’ve got it all. And need I mention all the things that I think I should keep? What if we go to the snow? I should keep all 20 sizes of children’s cold weather gear. What if someone wants to […]

Have You Met Alice?


No, I’m not talking out the housekeeper for the Brady Bunch, but I am thinking I need one of those. This Alice is an online, one-stop shop for household goods, like pantry staples, cleaning supplies, toiletries, even some over-the-counter medicines. It’s a grocery and drug store  — without the cart. It even supplies the coupons […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Breakfast is Served!

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The last two weeks have been jam packed with couponing adventures. It seems that I’ve gone in and out of a zillion stores. I am ready for a restful weekend. The sales weren’t prolific this past week, but good enough to supply some really inexpensive breakfasts. Albertsons: Buy 7 Kelloggs cereals and receive coupons for […]

Frugal Friday: My Biggest Debt Paid

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This morning my five year old son woke up with a plan to shop at Target. I don’t know where it came from. I hadn’t even mentioned the great sale on eggs that I planned to take advantage of. No, on his own accord, he was a man on a mission. There was a Playmobil […]