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Speaking of Dinners….

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.Freebies4Mom has a great collection of cheap eats in this post.

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Dinners, Drive-Throughs, and Dimes

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Dinners are on my mind this week as I endeavor to fill our freezer with some premade items. I’m hoping that I can invest some time and energy on the front end in order to have a few nights off in the coming weeks. My end goal is to avoid the drive through and save […]

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MOM Deals This Week

Some hots deals to check out: There are two high value Huggies coupons ($3 and $5 off certain variety Huggies). You can access these in my pumpkin-colored coupon bar on the right. You should be able to print two of each. Read the fine print. I have a feeling that some stores may not let […]

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Time for Mom: Put Your Hands to the Task

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If you’re just now tuning in, you can catch the beginning of the conversation here. My overarching goal for the year as a wife and a mother is to grow in reliability. I want my husband and my children to know that they can count on me. A few weeks ago I hit a low […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Read Your Junk Mail

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Last week I had my grocery lists going and was all set to hit the stores on Saturday morning. We had been eating out of our stockpile, and I was looking forward to getting some new provisions to liven things up. Friday afternoon’s mail brought a stack of junk. But couponing has taught me to […]

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Budget Living: Find Frugal Friends

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There’s something to be said about the old saying, “Be careful who you hang out with.” You know, your parents probably said something about that when you were a teenager. Our friends and our surroundings influence us — for better or for worse. If we’re not firmly grounded in our convictions, we can be easily […]

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TGIF: Take a Family Field Trip

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My parents were both teachers. So, basically that meant that all of life was “educational.” We, my four siblings and I, were their guinea pigs for teaching techniques, projects, and yes, even tests. I think Dad even paid us to take his tests to see that they were effective. We had lots of educational vacations: […]

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Red Sauce with Meats (URS: Pasta)

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Thank God that Marco Polo had the foresight to bring some noodles back to Europe when he travelled the Silk Road. The Italians took those noodles and have done some wonderful things with them. Not that Asian noodles aren’t great. They are. But, pasta. Doesn’t that sound lovely? I really can’t go wrong cooking pasta […]

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