A Necessary Accomplishment

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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Menu Planning This Week and Next

Since we are heading West in less than 2 weeks, I’m dancing the fine line between frugality and making sure there’s enough – but not too much – food in the house. I don’t want to waste money on things we won’t eat before we leave. I’m a little sad to see the cupboards become […]

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Bean and Meat Crockpot Enchilada

I made this for lunch last week, and FishBoy11 and Papa were just so pleased. Super easy and very good, especially with the yummy toppings!

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Possible MOM Deals This Week

It’s been awhile since I spent some time checking out the drugstore sneakpeeks at Hot Coupon World. But, after spending 2 hours clipping the coupons that I’ve neglected for the last month, I realize it’s better to stay on top of things. Tonight I played catch-up on organizing my coupon stash and checking out the […]

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Time for Mom: Pamper Your Feet!

One of the things that I really enjoyed about my sister’s stay in Kansas City was the pedicure she gave me. In fact, she hadn’t been off the plane for more than a few hours before she had my feet in her capable hands. (Did I mention that she is a manicurist? That ranks right […]

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Grocery Geek Says: Pay Attention!

I’ve had to put the brakes on stockpiling for awhile. Since we’re moving, space is at a premium, and I don’t want to ship things that aren’t really worth their weight in gold. I am taking most of my currently stockpiled items (toiletries, etc.) but figure that unless it’s going to be consumed before or […]

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Budget Living: Dinner at Costco

Costco is my friend. I have always loved it. Where else can I find gourmet cheeses and breads for cheap? Where else can my kids get a free thrill by spotting and tasting all the samples available? Where else can I find the least expensive milk in town that also happens to be hormone-free? Where […]

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Coupons!

Have you checked out the new coupons that are available on the web? There are some great ones this month – lots of $1 off goodness. Just go to the brown coupons.com menu in my sidebar.

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