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Get a Good Habit Going Challenge: How Did You Do?

Are you looking for a little instant ease when it comes to kids home for summer vacation? I totally get you. Check out the Summer Survival Guide . It’s chock-full of great ideas to organize your summer and enjoy great times with yours kids. Well, how did you do? About a month ago I challenged […]

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Meal Planning: One Month At A Time

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At this time last month I made three decisions that have drastically changed my life for the better. I started going to bed a lot earlier. I filled my freezer with several weeks’ worth of prepared meals. I planned our menus for a whole month. While the month of November certainly hasn’t been perfect, it […]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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