Meal Planning with Side Dishes

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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MOM Deals to Put a Smile on Your Face

Have I got some deals for you?! Here are a great ways to save money right now and put a smile on your face: Mail-in rebatesThere are some great rebates to take advantage of. Kraft and SuperValu are offering $25 in free food. Kelloggs is offering $10 back after the purchase of select items. (Click […]

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CVS Primer for 8/16 – 8/18

How about less than 8 bucks for all this? Since FishChick potty trained, I’ve become a little lackadaisacal about buying diapers. Yes, the baby certainly still needs them, but we aren’t running out of diapers every other day like we were. There have not been screaming deals to help me stock up for quite some […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Maximized Savings with Coupons and Rebates

If you live near a store owned by SuperValu, then you might know about this great Kraft rebate that is going on. Purchase $25 of select Kraft products and receive a $5 catalina (store coupon) at the checkstand as well as a mail-in rebate for $20. Basically, for the cost of the stamp, you’re getting […]

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TGIF: Bake Someone Happy

Got some butter, sugar and flour? Head to the kitchen with the kiddos and bake up some cookies for a fun entrance into the weekend. You might try our Whole Wheat Snickerdoodles. They’re a slightly healthier twist on an old classic.

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Frugal Friday: Where Do You Start When You’re In Debt?

A little over two years ago, my husband and I took a drastic turn in how we handled our finances. We had always been frugal; that is, we weren’t extravagant, we didn’t take fancy vacations, we bought used cars and then only rarely. But, in 2007 we realized that our spending had gone beyond our […]

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Chili Burritos (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Speed Cooking)

When my family is hungry, stand back. Things can get pretty crazy around here with four hungry boys, not to mention the FishPapa, wanting to eat. It helps to have a few tricks up my sleeve when it comes to meal prep. I love having meals stashed in the freezer and I love my crockpot. […]

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A Time to Give

Jennifer at Saving and Giving is launching a new weekly meme entitled, “A Time to Give.” It’s an opportunity to share ideas of how to, well, share. It’s so easy to get caught up in our deals, that we forget that others are struggling and could use a helping hand. This is a great way […]

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