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All You Online and a Giveaway

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 This Week

When I go out to stores, I’m amazed at some of the prices they charge. I went to Ralphs on Tuesday and they had rice cakes for $2.50 a bag. But, because I get their new ad on Monday, I knew that the price on those very same rice cakes would drop to 75 cents […]

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A Great Coupon Resource

I’m so enjoying my Entertainment Book. I’ve redeemed several coupons at Ralphs grocery store, my local Kroger affiliate. Those alone have paid for the book. And though the book is filled with great local restaurants, businesses, and attractions, it also features plenty of nationwide chains such as El Pollo Loco, Subway, Blockbuster, Bed, Bath, and […]

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A CVS Primer for July 19-25 (Lots More Free School Supplies)

This past week was a good one at CVS. I was able to get all these items for free after ECBS. I’m looking forward to “rolling” my Extra Care Bucks next week on more office/school supplies. If you’re new to shopping CVS, check out the following primer for the low down on how to make […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Surprising Deals

This week was a shocker to me. I didn’t expect much from the grocery stores based on what I saw in the ads, but when all was said and done, I came out pretty good. First up, Ralphs on Tuesday night. They had a sale ending, so I thought I’d take advantage of it since […]

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Ingredients for a Fun Family Night: A Panda Feast

Chinese food eaten al fresco – what a joy! It’s a rare treat for us since chinese take-out can be so pricey. But, we’ve got a routine. Here’s how it goes: I set the rice cooker going before I head out to the Happy Panda (or whatever it’s called). Hubs holds down the fort, and […]

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Got a Move On?

Moving? Yeah, me, too. I think it’s the fifth move we’ve made in twelve years. It’s always exciting in some respects: new start, new place, new people. But, somewhere in between old and new, I find myself overwhelmed and saying, “We are NEVER doing this again.” Yeah, uh-huh. One thing that has always been helpful […]

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Frugal Friday: The Cost of Being Frugal

Most people, when the word frugal comes to mind, may think about all that it will gain them. And it’s true. There are huge benefits to being wise with your money. Reducing or eliminating debt, saving for a rainy day, saying no to some good things in order to enjoy better things, educating your children, […]

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