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What’s in Sunday’s Paper? Back to the Coupons

Even though I’ve been shopping on a minimal basis, I know that in the next few weeks, I’m going to want to get back in the swing of things, especially with couponing. Thanks to regular coupon savings, I’ve had a pretty full pantry to rely on. I love having this “emergency fund” right in my […]

Giving Generously on a Small Budget – Frugal Friday Guest Post

Today’s post is written by Amy from The Finer Things in Life. Amy has a heart of gold and I love to see her creative spirit at work in sharing what she has with others. What do I have to give? While the holiday season was in full swing, our senses were bombarded with pleas […]

Vegetables for a Healthier You – An Ultimate Recipe Swap

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Last week, we rounded up a great collection of healthier recipes. Wow! This week it’s time for the dish that folks dread the world over – vegetables. It seems that veggies have got a bad rep. Time to change that, moms! When I asked my kids what their favorite veggies, I received a range of answers, […]

Challenges, Challenges: New Year, New You

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The new year can be such an exciting time to start fresh in some area of your life. Set a goal, envision a new and good habit, and then set off on an adventure in achieving it. It’s amazing how many blog-sponsored “challenges” are active right now. It could be easy to get overwhelmed. The key […]

Meal Planning: Week 2 Pantry Challenge

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One pleasant surprise from this Eat from the Pantry Challenge has been a renewed interest in cooking. Ask me again in three weeks’ time if I still like it. But, right now, it’s been a fun challenge to create fun meals for my family. I was dumbfounded when FishPapa and FishBoy12 asked several times if […]

The Business of Blogging: Growing, Goals and a Great Big Thank You

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Photo source: david.nikonvscanon In January of 2008 I found myself searching the want ads for writing jobs. I had spent a couple years writing articles for parenting magazines, and writing had proven to be a great way for me to supplement our income as well as use skills that I had developed since childhood. It […]

Christmas Wishes from the Fishes

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May all your Christmas celebrations be merry and bright!

MOM Deal: Get an Entertainment Book for $19.99 Shipped!

As you may know, we’re So Cal kids who moved to the Mid-West for 5 years. One of the nicest Christmas gifts that we received that first winter in Kansas City was an Entertainment Book. I confess I was super skeptical about it. But, it proved to be such a wonderful way not only to […]