Frugal Friday: Treat Your Coupons Like Cash

I’m still working on getting order into my new home. I tackled over twenty boxes yesterday in my efforts to get it all done sooner rather than later. But, I’ve many mountains (of boxes) left to go. I’m thankful that my friend Heather from Freebies4Mom was willing to guest post for Frugal Friday today. Heather […]

Frugal Friday: Tips for a Smooth and Frugal Move

If you’ve read LifeasMOM for any length of time, you’ll know that my “life as MOM” is in constant flux, particularly over the last year. We’ve had a baby, moved cross country, and adapted to the new seasons of development that each of our kids has entered at ages 12, 8, 7, 5, 2, and […]

MOM Deals This Week

Looking for some great deals? Look no further. Free MagazinesThis past week I received Elle Decor, Martha Stewart Living,, and Traditional Home in the mail. How much did I spend? Zero. Keep your eye open for great deals (like $0) for magazine subscriptions. I’ll let you know when I hear of one. Two current offers: […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Let Your Little Brother Do It

So you know, my brother moved in with us while he finishes his last semester at college. And since he has late night classes. And since he asks me if I need anything while he’s out. And since I usually do. I sent him to school with a stack of coupons. Yes, yes, I did. […]

Frugal Friday: Get Out of Debt By Increasing Your Income

The last couple weeks I’ve shared bits and pieces of what FishPapa and I did to get out of debt. If you missed the first few parts, you can start at the beginning. But, basically, it went something like this: 1. Lose the credit cards. (As in, stop using them.) 2. Listen to the Dave […]

Grocery Geek Presents: 50 Cent Cereal AGAIN!

Y’all were doubting me when I said that my target price for cereal was fifty cents, weren’t ya? But, looky here! Kashi cereal for $.50 a box. Oh me oh my. Albertsons has a great deal on Kashi products this week 2/$6 doesn’t sound like a deal, but when you buy 4, they’ll give you […]

Frugal Friday: Getting Out of Debt By Reducing Expenses

The last couple weeks I’ve shared bits and pieces of what FishPapa and I did to get out of debt. If you missed the first few parts, you can start at the beginning. Once we stopped using credit cards and started listening to Dave Ramsey’s free podcast, we got into the habit of writing a […]

SwagBucks – Extras For New Signups

Have you signed up for SwagBucks yet? It’s a search engine that rewards you with points that can be redeemed for cool prizes, including gift cards to Amazon, Starbucks, and iTunes. From now through Friday, new members can get extra points if you use the code: fishmamaswag (case sensitive). We’ve enjoyed this program immensely and […]