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Meal Planning: Freezer + Crockpot + Grandparents = Easy

Hey there! I’m Jessica. I think that motherhood should be savored, like a good piece of chocolate. But sometimes it feels like more duty than delight. Am I right? I’m working to change that. Read more about me here and this blog here. Carnitas Soft Tacos Talk about your easy weeks in the kitchen! What […]

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Take A Walk Down Memory Lane

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Sarah and me, France 1992 Today is Sarah’s birthday. We knew one another in college. We spent a year in France together as exchange students. Forever getting herself into hilarious situations, Sarah could make me laugh like no one else as she recounted her mishaps in a humorous, self-effacing way. She had a gift for […]

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Have You Started Your Adventure in Couponing?

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Couponing is not for everyone. It is one of those things where you need to measure the return on your investment. Is the money you save worth the time you invest? If your family makes a large income that more than covers your monthly necessities, then maybe your time is better spent in other ways. […]

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TGIF: Sandwich Night

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‘Twas a full day of library, lunch date with FishPapa and homeschool park day — with a shoe shopping trip thrown in for the kid who left the house with no shoes and we were too far to go home and get them and still be able to do what was planned. I’m beat. Thankfully, […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Loving Freezer Meals

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Since I did so much shopping and cooking at the beginning of the month, I’ve got a free pass from shopping this month. Well, almost. I still have made trips out for great deals and for produce and milk. But, it’s so nice not to feel like I have to go anywhere. This past week […]

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Frugal Friday: Making My Own Instant Oatmeal

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Last week I mentioned how I love breakfast in a box. It makes our mornings go so much more smoothly when I serve food that is easy to prepare, easy to clean-up. The kids can actually do it all themselves! Cold cereal and instant oatmeal are the favorites. But, recently they went through one box […]

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Celebrate St Patrick with An Irish Feast!

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Photo source: Tracy Hunter We love food at our house. My kids are all gluttons, I mean, foodies, like myself. One of their favorite hobbies is sampling exotic foods at the grocery store or club market chain. Recently, I was asked to return to the back of the store after our shopping was done so […]

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Not Mushy Oatmeal (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Whole Grains)

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Children learn what they live. My mom had that on a plaque at our house growing up. And I’m finding it very true in many instances of life, particularly in food choices. You see, my parents did not like oatmeal as children. Or liver. As a result, those are two foods I was never required […]

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