Remember Date Night?

What’s date night, you say? It’s when you and hubs go and spend time alone. Without kids. And you don’t have to chop anyone’s food into little bits. But, if the budget’s tight, maybe date night has fallen by the wayside. Read my tips for a cheap date over at Freebies4Mom today.

Grocery Geek Presents: A Good Haul

Fresh fruit season is upon us! I’m so thankful for our local health food store. It’s pretty much my “go to” place for good deals on fresh produce. Neither the big chain grocers nor the farmer’s market can compare when it comes to price. The kids and I made the treck after our free movie […]

Frugal Friday: Dejunk, Organize, and Clean

With the beginning of summer vacation, I made the decision to clean our house from top to bottom. What I anticipated taking two weeks is going to take a little longer. Life continues to go on while I’ve sequestered myself in a room cleaning. This means that laundry, meals, and Lego explosions still happen. I […]

Almost Free Family Fun

In the mood for some family fun but a little short on the funds to bring it about? Check out my guest post today over at Coupon Cravings for some good times that are practically free.

How Much Does It Cost You To Eat?

Over at Good (& Cheap) Eats today I’m asking about food budgets and goals for improvement. I hope you’ll join the conversation.

Grocery Geek Presents: Fruit Loot

This week I only went to one store. But, I took ALL SIX KIDS. So, I think I get extra points for that. Don’t you? The kids did great. It helped that I made my expectations of their behavior very clear as well as the consequences. Losing your half hour of computer time can be […]

Frugal Friday: Dad Was Right

This is another one of those weeks when I have to give my dad a little more credit for a great money saving idea. My dad was uber-frugal when I was growing up. Back then I thought he was just cheap. But now that I have six children of my own, I’m seeing the wisdom […]

Meal Planning from the Sales

Coupons? Organizational system? Shopping list of sales matched with coupons? Now it’s time to figure out how to take these deals and make them work to feed your family. See those beef tacos? Bargain meal. ‘Tis true. Remember this worksheet? I explained a few weeks ago how I go about planning my shopping trip. I […]