Make Junk Food Yourself

Fried Chicken Sandwich

Want to improve your family’s diet? Cut out commercial junk food and make it yourself — at home, for cheaper, and less frequently. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your […]

Get Your Meal Plan On


You gotta eat this week, so get your meal plan on. There are nine things you can do to make tomorrow better. And at least that many tasks you can tackle now to improve your whole week. In and around all the things that you need to do this week, feeding your family ranks pretty […]

Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #40

Weekly Meal Plan with Grocery List # 40 | Life as MOM

Looking for some easy meals you can whip up this week? We’ve gotcha covered with bean tostadas, Mexican lasagna, chicken smothered with onions, chicken salad, and pork chops. This week’s FREE printable meal plan is full of some of my favorites, many which I’ve enjoyed some rendition of for about 20 years or more. I’m […]

45+ Frugal Meals to Help You Eat Well, Spend Less


FRIDAY FLASHBACK! For over two years I joined forces with eight fabulous bloggers to share different ways to eat well and spend less. What a great collaborative effort it was! We’re from different backgrounds, different food cultures, and different parts of the continent. But, we are united in feeding our families as well as we […]

Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #39

Weekly Meal Plan with Grocery List #39 | Life as MOM

Looking for some easy comforting meals you can whip up this week? We’ve gotcha covered with alfredo mac & cheese, chicken noodle soup, brie sandwiches, crispy chicken tenders, and oatmeal waffles. Whether it’s bad weather, illness, or a no-good, terrible, very bad day, comfort food helps turns things around. Next to the Holy Spirit, I […]

Freezer Cooking: Soups, Stews, and Breads

crockpot chili

A few hours in the kitchen will provide you with bowls, and mugs, and cups full of soups and stews to enjoy throughout the month. Grab the free printable cooking plan. Last month’s free, downloadable Freezer Cooking plan was for Protein Power in an Hour. If you missed it, be sure to download it and […]

How to Get Your Family to Eat More Whole Grains

whole grain cereal

Want to improve your family’s diet? Give whole grains (as opposed to processed) a bigger piece of the pie. See that? That sweet, spicy, delicious cherry crumble? That my friends is chock full of fruit and whole grains. Yes, really. And it is absolutely delicious. I know that there’s much debate about grains and nutrition. […]

Valentine’s Day Menu Plan to Print & Cook

valentine's day meal plan

Want to make your meals on Valentine’s Day special? We’ve gotcha covered with a menu plan and shopping list that includes scones, homemade turkey sausage, mini pizzas, chicken Parmesan, and chocolate mint bars. Yum! It crack me up that my kids think that days like Valentine’s Day are real holidays. Really, what makes most of […]