Organize Your Meal Planning

Organize Your Meal Planning

A little organization in your meal planning, grocery shopping, and meal prep can not only get dinner on the table, but it can make the process so much more fun! We all have to eat. There’s really no getting around that fact. So, theoretically, we all do some meal planning. Some just do it better […]

Wraps (More Lunchbox Ideas)

Wraps - More Lunchbox Ideas from Life as Mom

Wraps are a great way to enjoy lunch. They can be low or no-carbs, packed with veggies (or not) and super delicious to eat on the go. In the old days a school lunch held one of a limited range of sandwiches: PB&J, bologna, American cheese, and maybe tuna or egg salad. At least those […]

How to Save Money Cooking at Home

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Want to learn how to save money cooking at home? It’s not difficult. You’ll eat better, save money, and meet your budget. During our first year of marriage I spent more than $500/month to feed two of us. The year was 1994. If push came to shove, today, I could feel all eight of us […]

30 Minute Meals, aka My New Cookbook

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My 30 minute meals cookbook is here! Grab your copy of Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less. I promise it will earn its keep. Writing a cookbook has always been a family affair. Not only does my family need to adjust to my new time investment, but they also have to eat […]

Home Cooked Meals & How to Make Them Easily

Home Cooked Meals

Home cooked meals can be some of our favorites, but they can also be a lot of work. How can you make it easier to cook at home? I think it’s pretty common knowledge among us parents that feeding our families home cooked meals is better for kids nutritionally and developmentally as well as easier on the budget […]

Lunch Box Ideas: Salads

Lunch Box Ideas LifeasMom

Looking for some new lunch box ideas for school or work? Packing a lunch can save you money and help your family’s diet. Check out this fresh lunch box idea: Salad. Tis the season to pack food for the road! Whether you’re squeezing in one last vacation before summer ends, brown bagging it for work, […]

Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms

Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms

Need some help this month? Want to feed your family well without a lot of hassle? Check out these make ahead meals for busy moms. Sweet and Sour Pulled Chicken Sandwiches Whether you teach your kids at home or are running the carpool to school, your days are filled. Having survived the first week of school […]

Summer Lunch Ideas for Kids

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Need inspiration for summer lunches? Check out these easy recipes and ideas to make lunchtimes delicious, nutritious, and easy!