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This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less: Comfort Foods

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This  week’s meal plan is full of comfort foods, can be shopped at Trader Joe’s (though you don’t have to) and comes in under $70. What’s not to love? Hey everybody! This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less is back! I’m so excited that these budget-friendly, kid-friendly, sanity-friendly meal plans are so popular. I made […]

How Having Less Can Save You More {Frugal Friday}

How Having Less Can Save You More - It’s okay not to have all that you think you want. When we have less, we save more. And we treat what we have with more thankfulness.

 It’s okay not to have all that you think you want. When we have less, we save more. And we treat what we have with more thankfulness. We tend to think that if we don’t have an excess of something, i.e. money, that we are lacking. Having “just enough” money to pay the bills can […]

5 Random Food Tips for Family Travel

5 Random Food Tips for Family Travel - We

We’re a foodie family, so we love to eat on vacation. We have a few traditions that we keep to. Over the years, we’ve developed a few things that we like to do on vacation that make the trip easier and more fun. They are random and fun, and things that we rely on make […]

The Beauty of the Internet in Travel Planning

The Beauty of the Internet in Travel Planning - The internet has not only transformed how we communicate, but also how we travel.

The internet has not only transformed how we communicate, but also how we travel. When I was planning my first French adventure, the internet was not widely available. My university certainly  didn’t have it until about four years later. I went to college in the age of the typewriter-operated word processor. Yes, I’m that old. […]

4 Fun Ways to Save Money on Your Next Trip

4 Fun Ways to Save Money on Your Next Trip | Life as MOM

Setting a budget for your family trip doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Life as MOM contributor Prerna shares some tips on how you can save money on your next trip. We recently took a cross-country trip with our 6-year old daughter to visit some family and also, just unwind after a really busy month. […]

What to Pack for Road Trips

What to Pack for Road Trips - Ready to hit the highway? Be sure that you

Ready to hit the highway? Be sure that you’ve packed the basics for kid comfort with this road trip packing list. When our older kids were little we did a few airplane trips, but the most of our traveling has been done on the road. We load up the kids, their clothes, and the kitchen […]

A Mom’s Capsule Wardrobe for Travel

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What we moms wear matters. It effects our day and our disposition. Consider a capsule wardrobe for making travel with kids easier. Earlier this summer, I started to think about what to pack for myself on this trip. I started culling different items into one corner of my closet, in the hopes of creating a […]

Budget-Friendly Travel with Kids

Budget Friendly Travel with Kids - You can travel and not go broke. Really. Here

You can travel and not go broke. Really. Here’s how. Hitting the road needn’t be expensive, but it certainly can if you let it. In fact, I think there’s an assumption that you need to spend a lot of money to make it be fun. That’s really not true. Over the last five years since […]