Grocery Geek Presents: Have Coupons, Will Travel

Thanks for visiting Life as Mom. I’m Jessica, and I’m here to help, walk alongside you, and share my mistakes so you don’t have to make them. Read more about me and this blog here.This weekend we’re headed out of Dodge. Going to see the grandparents and visit some of our old stomping grounds. Even […]

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Frugal Friday: Save Money on Pizza Night

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The best pizza in the world can be found at the corner of Bouquet Canyon and Soledad Canyon Road in Santa Clarita. It’s been the gold standard of pizza for me since I was old enough to eat. But, since it’s a 2hr drive and a $50 meal for our family, we don’t do it […]

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Can You Be a Frugal Foodie?


Fellow mom and foodie Katie shares her food adventures at GoodLife{Eats}. I love her food photographs; make me hungry every time. Her passion for food shines through. I love, love, love what she did for her son’s recent birthday. Oh my! Check out the out-of this-world birthday party!  Today I have the privilege of guest posting […]

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Greek Egg Casserole (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Egg Dishes)

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This week we’ve been chatting about eggs over at GoodCheapEats as we “build a frugal pantry.” Eggs are an exceptional source of protein that can fit into any budget — especially when you buy them on sale. Watch for sales in the next few weeks. Grocery stores want your Easter holiday business, so many of […]

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Build a Pantry that Works for YOU!

Organizing Your Way

Each of us needs to find her own groove. What works for me may not work for you. But, with some research and trial and error, we can find methods and practices that suit our personalities, our families, our lives. Organizing Your Way is a blog like that. Mandi offers up solutions to organizing your […]

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Making St Patrick’s Day Meaningful and Fun

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Photo source: Family Fun Magazine Many people think of St Patrick’s Day and images of leprechauns, pots of gold, and rainbows come to mind. And those are certainly fun, don’t get me wrong. But, there’s so much more to the patron saint of Ireland than meets the eye — or has been related through modern […]

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How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

I am not a cleanie by nature. But, I love to have a clean house. It frees me up to do the things that I do love. However, laundry is one of the household tasks I actually enjoy. Yeah, call me crazy. There is something therapeutic about seeing a mess of stinky Boy clothes transformed […]

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What’s Your Single Best Afternoon? (& a Giveaway)

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My best days include these people — and this guy. They are truly what give my life purpose and joy. I am such a blessed woman! Eighteen years ago, shortly after I met “Fish,” we spent Easter Day together. We had known each other just a few months, having met in his hometown/my college town, […]

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