Grocery Geek Presents: What $107 Buys You in Southern California


It can be done. I was worried that it couldn’t. But I think it can. I think it can. Living frugally in Southern California is within reach. I entered 2009 thinking I might reduce my couponing efforts, but going over budget early on made me rethink that idea. With the start of March I decided […]

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Family Fun: A Game We Play


One of the simplest games that we play involves no pieces, no small chokable parts. It is highly portable and can be played anywhere, though we usually play it at restaurants and on car rides. It’s 20 Questions: the Movie Version. The rules are simple. It has to be a movie that the Mama has […]

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Memes: URS and Frugal Fridays


There’s all sorts of exciting things happening over here in terms of group participation these days. Not only have I got one fun meme, but now thanks to Crystal, I have two fun memes. How lucky could a girl be? And their subjects? Food and Money – probably the two most talked about topics in […]

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Finding Yourself


Ever wonder when you’ll have a shower before noon? Ever wonder when you’ll own a wardrobe full of items that are not wrinkled or stained with spit-up? Ever wonder when you’ll get to go to the bathroom – by yourself? The Mommy Years are certainly not without their challenges. Today I have one who won’t […]

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Is It Time to Primp Your Ride?


I don’t know too many moms who really “identify” with their vehicles. I mean, it’s not often that you’ll hear a woman say, “Hey, what do you think of my new red mini-van? Isn’t she sweet?” And it’s probably even rarer to hear her talk about souping-up the engine, raising the suspension or painting racing […]

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Laugh and Learn DVDs – Giveaway Winner


Thanks to everyone who participated in the Laugh and Learn DVD giveaway. It’s apparent from the comments that I’m not the only one around here making mistakes. Good to know. If you didn’t get the opportunity, check out the Laugh and Learn website where you can watch the first class for free. Sheri Bayles is […]

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Read a Good Book


Here’s what’s on my “to read” pile. Some are rereads like The Bible and The Well-Trained Mind, others are new finds that I’m eager to dig into. The Bible – GodFood and Mood: The Complete Guide to Eating Well and Feeling Your Best – Elizabeth SomerThe Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook – Beth Hensperger and Julie […]

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Speaking of Dinners….

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

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