Get a FREE Cooking with Kids Ebook

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Get a free guide to cooking with kids when you purchase the Good Cheap Eats cookbook. Christmas is just around the corner. Just two weeks left! How did that happen? For the record, I think I have two presents purchased. For people who don’t live at my house. This is not a good sign. I […]

Can Money Buy Happiness? {Frugal Friday}

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Can money buy happiness? You’ll be pleasantly surprised to find out what research has to say about that.

5 Ways to Help You Be More Content This Holiday Season

How to Be More Content This Holiday Season

Check out these five ways to be more content this holiday season — no matter your income.

How to Make Good on Black Friday Sales

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Black Friday can be a blessing or a curse. A lot of it depends on your attitude and your plan. I look around my house at all the stuff we have and I think, we really need nothing. Nothing. My kids do not need new toys and games. There are already five million books in […]

A Thanksgiving Day Scavenger Hunt for Kids

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Thanksgiving can be a wonderful occasion for getting together with family and friends. I have fond memories of us kids riding rough and wild all over the house while the adults talked. It seemed like the ultimate holiday. We would play while the turkey cooked. We would play at the kids table. We would play […]

Plan Now for a Simpler Season

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Buy the book here. Just in case you were wondering, there are …. 10 days until Thanksgiving 37 days until Christmas 44 days until New Year’s That means that the next six weeks have the potential for great good — as well as great evil. No, you can’t fool me. It’s not all fun and […]

How a Security Camera Saved Me 25 Bucks {Frugal Friday}


photo source: Jeepers Media So a couple weeks ago I was in Walmart, purchasing a gift card for our neighbor who kept an eye on our house while we were away. I had kids with me; we bought various items; confusion reigned. The next day no one could tell me where the gift card was. […]

This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less: Comfort Foods

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This  week’s meal plan is full of comfort foods, can be shopped at Trader Joe’s (though you don’t have to) and comes in under $70. What’s not to love? Hey everybody! This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less is back! I’m so excited that these budget-friendly, kid-friendly, sanity-friendly meal plans are so popular. I made […]