Frugal Friday: Beating Debt with An Emergency Fund

Unbelievable, but it’s been two months since I started recounting Our Get-Out-Of-Debt Story. If you missed it, start at the beginning. Special thanks go to The Happy Housewife and Freebies4Mom for guest posting these last two weeks. It was wonderful to have them share their money-saving wisdom. Now, where was I? Ok, you’re in debt? […]

Ground Beef in Bulk (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Beef)

Beef is on the menu today on URS. There are so many wonderful things about beef, namely Tri-Tip, Prime Rib, and Filet Mignon. Those would definitely be my favorites. But, those aren’t always the best for the budget. Since I know so many of us are pressed for either time or cash — or both, I thought […]

Wanna Be a Coupon Queen?

You’ve probably seen her before. She stands in the checkout line in front of you and hands the clerk a stack of coupons. You roll your eyes, wondering how long is this going to take? You look to the tabloid covers to kill some time. But, when you hear the numbers, you pay a little […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Places to Shop for Great Deals

Back in the “old days,” I shopped at SuperWalmart, spending about $200 a week and price-matching with the local grocery stores for the best prices on “loss leaders.” Usually, Walmart was able to beat those prices if I bought generic. I was content with that. Our monthly spending of $800 was well below the USDA […]

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. […]