Time for Mom: A Morning Off

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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OAMC: Phase 1A

Since I brought home a big load of groceries on Thursday and Friday, I was motivated to organize the pantry. Here is the before: Here is the after. I even labeled the shelves with my cool lime green sharpie in the hopes that my little minions will know where things go and actually put them […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: The Fifty Cents or Free Rule

It used to be that breakfast cereal was a rare commodity at the FishFam Table. Except for a brief obsession with organic cereal (which was not wise for my budget at the time), I limited it to a couple boxes of generic chex or cheerios, at about $1.50 – $2 a box. However, since I […]

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TGIF: Hanging Out with Friends

Tonight we’re going to have friends over which is always a great way for us to unwind and start the weekend. We are blessed to count MoneySavingMom and MoneySavingMister as our pals. So they are going to head over in a few hours with their kiddos. FishPapa and I are pretty social birds; talk, talk, […]

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Cake-ish Things

First off, a special thanks to Mary for inspiring this Birthday Cake Round-up. She sent me a photo last week which spawned the idea of opening it up for more creative cake ideas from you all. Second, thanks to all you cake bakers out there for sending in your photos. Your patience and perseverance with […]

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Meal Planning: On My Way to Once a Month Cooking

Full freezer

Years ago I made “once a month cooking” a regular practice. Every 4-6 weeks, I would spend 2-3 days shopping, planning, and cooking so that I could save hours of time, volumes of stress, and a few pennies by making many meals at one time. Every year I’ve done this about once or twice in […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Shopping the Sales

This may be old news for some: Shopping from the sales can be a great way to save money. However, those grocery stores are pretty savvy. They want to get us in the door for their “loss leaders” and hope we’ll pick up everything else that we need (at a higher price) while we’re in […]

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Last Minute Cakes?

If you have a cake picture to send me, please do so tonight! Tomorrow I will post all the great and inspiring cakes I’ve received as well as announce the winner of a Cake-ish Prize. Winner will be drawn randomly from all participants. Send it to lifeasmom@sbcglobal.net

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