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Meal Planning: One Month At A Time

Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Join me while I try to navigate these choppy waters and keep smiling. Subscribe to my RSS feed […]

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Great MOM Deals Continue This Week: Cyber Monday and Free Shipping

Are you an Amazon shoppper? I love Amazon. Ever since the days of our turtle-slow dial up connection in the boondocks of the Central Coast when it would take five minutes to load a page. Love their amazing deals and that they ship straight to my house. Last week Amazon featured Black Friday deals all […]

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Fun Advent Ideas for Families

The days of December mark the season of Advent, a time of anticipation of Christmas. This season in the church calendar mimics the anticipation of the Jews awaiting the arrival of the Messiah, over 2000 years ago. I love Advent as it gives me an opportunity to take a deep breath, to remember WHY we […]

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Free Batteries! Pay Just a Wee Bit of Tax

Last December there were great deals on batteries that I did not take advantage of. And I regretted it. This year? No, ma’am. Not gonna do it. Wouldn’t be prudent…. to let free batteries slip through my fingers. Thanks to a head’s up from Money Saving Mom, my husband will be picking up 40 free […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Shopping for Freezer Cooking Day

Next week MoneySavingMom and I are going to be restocking our freezers. It’s so fun to do this with my friend Crystal, even though she lives 2000 miles away. We swap recipes and stories of mishaps and compare notes and try to help each other improve on how we cook and feed our families. Freezer […]

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Freezer Cooking Day: A Reminder

When you wake from your turkey-induced stupor, let’s talk freezer cooking! MoneySavingMom and I are once again hosting a Freezer Cooking Daze next week. Think about what you might want to cook and stash in your freezer. We’ll be sharing our cooking plans early next week and cooking up a veritable storm in the days […]

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Frugal Friday: Savvy Shopping on Black Friday

So, today’s the day. The biggest sales day for retailers across the country. The day after Thanksgiving, traditionally known as Black Friday, is the day that merchants hope to find themselves “in the black.” They want your money. It’s Christmas, anyway. Why not? Go spend. It’ll help the economy, stupid. Well, before you do, I […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope that wherever you are, whatever you’re doing today, that the company is pleasant, your tummy is full, your heart is light, and your soul is satisfied in God. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you. — Psalm 63:5

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