Grocery Geek Rides Again!

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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. You know that I love to save money on groceries by using coupons. And after six weeks of subsistence grocery […]

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How We Saved Money on a New Washer and Dryer

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See this? This is HALF the laundry that was generated in my household in the last week since the dryer broke. The washer and dryer were on their last legs and decided to die in my absence. Right on their heels went the radiator and thermostat in our van. And the cam sensor. Whatever THAT is. My […]

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Frugal Friday: Shoe Repair Will Save Money and Your Soles

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Back in the old days, clothing and shoes were items that people wore for a long time. In fact, if an article of clothing became torn or worn, it was repaired, or even remade to present a freshened look. If they couldn’t make the adjustments themselves, women took their family’s clothing to seamstresses and tailors […]

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Heart Shaped Brownies (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Valentine’s Day)

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I have fond memories of Valentine’s Day as a child. My mother, whose “love language” is most definitely gifts and words of encouragement, always had a little something special for us to open. Recently, I came across a box full of gold heart charms, a collection that she began for me many years ago. What […]

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Easy Homemade Valentine: Wrapped Chocolate Bars

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. I well remember the days of cheap white envelopes, tear-apart cardstock valentines and dusty conversation hearts. Painstakingly I would copy my class list onto the envelopes, hoping I wasn’t forgetting anyone and hoping that I wouldn’t be forgotten. I think those cheap white envelopes are still in circulation, but I’ve […]

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Bookin’ It: The Total Money Makeover

Read any good books lately? I hope so. We’re on a mission to read more in 2010. If you haven’t thought up some good books to read, now’s a great time to make some reading goals for the year. It’s never too late to start bookin’ it. This past month has been a busy one […]

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Another Great Diaper Possibility!


Last week I shared a great diaper deal where you got $25 off a $50 order from Today presents another fun diaper opportunity. Yes, diaper and fun can be in the same sentence, especially if the word free is included. Join the Pampers Village and get a chance to win a year’s worth of […]

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What Kind of School Do You Do?

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Photo source: In Awe of God’s Creations So, I’m curious. I teach my children at home. But, there are many of you out there you have chosen different options for your child’s education. Would you mind sharing with me? One of my goals for the year is to make this site a place where moms […]

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