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Meal Planning: Stock Up, Plan Ahead, Simplify

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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. Breakfast Cookies Though the Eat from the Pantry Challenge was a huge […]

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Redeeming the Days

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The little old lady in the grocery store is right. They grow up all too quickly. The days will slip away when you’re not looking. So what should we do? put down the magazine turn off the computer let the voice mail get it ignore the tweets Instead…. take a walk play a game ride […]

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MOMMY Cards Can Help You Connect

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On my very last plane ride two weeks ago I met a mom with whom I really hit it off. With four grown children of her own and a ministry of speaking to young moms, Cathy is a woman I want to know. I felt that God had arranged the seat assignments on Southwest. I […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: FREE Product Coupons Rock!

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  Thanks to the sponsors of Savvy Blogging and Blissdom, I had a huge stack of free product coupons in my coupon bag. You don’t have to go to a blogging conference to get these coupons. Manufacturers are increasingly offering these as free samples and giveaways or as incentives for consumers to follow them on facebook. […]

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Family Fun: Be Inspired

< kruger house stop motion from jay reilly on Vimeo. Source: Jay Reilly and Jay Reilly Workshops I’m inspired! Who knew a preschool video could be so fun? Dig out the playdough or the paint set tonight. Turn on the tunes and just play with your peeps! If it’s warm where you live, head to […]

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Getting Started with Coupons

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Last week in Walmart I caused some fellow shoppers a small degree of frustration. I was using coupons at the checkout. Despite the fact that the front checkstands were deserted when I got in line, a small queue formed behind me as it took a few minutes for the checker to scan my coupons. But, I […]

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Frugal Friday: Couch Repair Q and A

Since I’m a know-it-all big sister, humility has come hard over the years. But, I well remember a graduate school class on Socrates and how true knowledge is knowing what you don’t know — and then finding out the answers. I’ve tried to remember that over the years. It’s okay not to have all the […]

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Diaper Divas? Did You Get a Good Deal?

I mentioned a few weeks ago how Diapers.com had a great special going on for first time shoppers that included a rebate and a big discount. In the end, you can get $25 off a 50 purchase. Pretty sweet. When word first circulated about the deal, many people dismissed it because they don’t use disposables or […]

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