I Think We’re Set, Don’t You?

After a winter bereft of cereal, I was more than a little jazzed to see such great cereal coupons lately. Most were $1 off. Over the last month, I’ve slowly built up a stockpile. We now have 30 boxes! Oh my! With five kids eating cereal, it probably won’t last long. I’m hoping to limit […]

Adventures in Couponing: 8 Great Ways to Find Coupons

I’ve mentioned before what a boon couponing has been to our household budget. Now that I’ve been clipping for the last year, I have figured out some ways to make it work best for our family. Although we moved cross-country into a higher priced community (Kansas City to San Diego), we’ve still been able to […]

Summer’s Coming….

Are you ready for summer? Schools will be breaking soon and you’re gonna have some bored kids if you don’t plan ahead. Trust me. Years ago, our family hosted a weekly summer camp — at home. It was a great time for friends and neighbors to come over on a set day of the week […]

Frugal Friday: How to Economize When Getting Hitched

This week my husband and I celebrated fifteen years of marriage. I think it’s now official – we’re no longer newlyweds. It was so fun to go through the wedding pictures this week. A flood of memories came back. And with it came thankfulness for two most important men in my life. My husband, obviously, […]

Frugal Friday: Theme Parks on the Cheap

This past week our family ventured into the world of theme parks. While our oldest is almost twelve years old, we had been waiting for the “right” time. In different seasons “the right time” has been defined as when we lived close to one we wanted to visit. when the kids were old enough to […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Cereal, Pasta, and Breads – Oh My!

I love the idea of the Eat-from-the-Pantry Challenge. And I think that if push came to shove, I could have made it through without setting foot into a store before May 1. However, I found that as the month progressed, it wasn’t benefitting my family as it should. Once the freezer, frig, and cupboard started […]

Frugal Friday: The FishBoy Edition

Regular readers here will be familiar with the term FishBoy. It’s an affectionate moniker that we have used for our sons for quite some time. Awhile back the boys coined another term, the FishBoy Alliance, or FBA for short. This is their little club. And since I had four boys before I ever had a […]

If You Give a Mom a Good Deal

If you give a mom a good deal on avocados,it will make her think of guacamole.And if she thinks of guacamole, she’s going to want to make some.Wanting to make some will remind her that she’s out of chips.The best place to buy chips is the store down the road.So she will load up all […]