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What’s Cookin’ This Week

2008-November-012

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. Our family has really enjoyed the fact that I’m back into […]

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Chicken Noodle Soup

2 T. olive oil or chicken fat1 onion, grated2 carrots, grated1 small zucchini, grated8 cups chicken broth (low-salt commercial brand or homemade)8-16 ounces egg noodles, amount depends on your family’s tastes1 t. marjoram1 t. dried parsley flakessalt and pepper to taste2-3 cooked chicken breasts, skin and bone removed, meat shredded or chopped into ½-inch chunks. […]

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How to CVS with Big Store Coupons

2008-November-027

My mom made her first trip into CVS to “do the deals” last night. She called me to trouble shoot a few glitches in the computer system. They were things that we were able to figure out over the phone, making it possible for her to go back into the store and have the manager […]

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Happy Birthday, FishBoy!

2008-October-028

Today one of my boys turns 8! You can read some of his story here. He is our second child, one that we waited a long time to welcome. And what a blessing he is! J is tender-hearted and compassionate. He is our peacemaker and the one who avoids conflict at all costs. He is […]

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MOM Deals This Week

Woman Window Shopping --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

Attention Fellow CPOs!* There are only 47 days until Christmas! Wow! Time is flying. Don’t get stuck in the malls on Christmas Eve — unless that is something you really enjoy. Instead, think through your shopping trips this week and see what holiday treats you can pick up on your regular outings. * For instance, […]

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Time for Mom: Journal

Businesswoman Taking Notes

Women (and men) have kept diaries or journals for centuries. They are a wonderful way to keep a record of your life and those around you. We can learn a lot about the past by reading old journals. But another great result of journaling is that it can help you focus, help you learn about […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Seasonal Stocking Up

2008-November-009

I mentioned that we are trying to stock up more on the basics at Costco. However, there were such good seasonal sales this week on things that I don’t buy at Costco, that I had to venture out. I had to. Honest. I hope this doesn’t mean I am addicted to grocery shopping. Yesterday I […]

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TGIF: Park It!

Brother and Sister Running

One of the things that we enjoy as a family, that is also a frugal entertainment, is to go to the park. Thankfully, we have one just across the street. With a playground, a sand pit, and a large grassy expanse, it is a great place for the whole family. The littles dig in the […]

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