Get Family Fun (and Other Parenting Magazines) for a Sweet Price

2010 March 477

I love flipping through magazines. I love being inspired to add beauty and fun to our home. Usually I only find the time to do so when we’re waiting at the Orthodontist. I’ve finally learned that the best way to avoid the drama of People magazine, tempting, yet so unnecessary to my life, is to […]

Frugal Friday: Budget-Friendly Vacation Tips

Last weekend we went away on a little road trip to the Central Coast of California. It was a great time to get away from our everyday, see family and friends, and have a mini-vacation. As you can imagine, traveling with six children in a minivan is neither easy, roomy, or inexpensive. So, FishPapa and […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Have Coupons, Will Travel

This weekend we’re headed out of Dodge. Going to see the grandparents and visit some of our old stomping grounds. Even though it’s a little tough to travel with small children, I’m excited for the change of scenery, the extra daylight, and beautiful landscapes. The Central Coast of California is one of my favorite places […]

Frugal Friday: Save Money on Pizza Night

2004 April 016

The best pizza in the world can be found at the corner of Bouquet Canyon and Soledad Canyon Road in Santa Clarita. It’s been the gold standard of pizza for me since I was old enough to eat. But, since it’s a 2hr drive and a $50 meal for our family, we don’t do it […]

Can You Be a Frugal Foodie?


Fellow mom and foodie Katie shares her food adventures at GoodLife{Eats}. I love her food photographs; make me hungry every time. Her passion for food shines through. I love, love, love what she did for her son’s recent birthday. Oh my! Check out the out-of this-world birthday party!  Today I have the privilege of guest posting […]

Have You Started Your Adventure in Couponing?


Couponing is not for everyone. It is one of those things where you need to measure the return on your investment. Is the money you save worth the time you invest? If your family makes a large income that more than covers your monthly necessities, then maybe your time is better spent in other ways. […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Loving Freezer Meals

March 029

Since I did so much shopping and cooking at the beginning of the month, I’ve got a free pass from shopping this month. Well, almost. I still have made trips out for great deals and for produce and milk. But, it’s so nice not to feel like I have to go anywhere. This past week […]

Frugal Friday: Making My Own Instant Oatmeal

March 024

Last week I mentioned how I love breakfast in a box. It makes our mornings go so much more smoothly when I serve food that is easy to prepare, easy to clean-up. The kids can actually do it all themselves! Cold cereal and instant oatmeal are the favorites. But, recently they went through one box […]