Coupons: You Gotta Know How to Hold ‘Em

Ok, so you’ve got your coupons. Now what? Stash them in your wallet? Put them in an envelope? Spend a ton of money on a multi-compartment, fancy schmancy coupon organizer? Well, that depends. There are all sorts of ways and means of organizing your coupons. Some people use boxes. Others special bags. Still others have […]

MOM Deals This Week

We’ve had a wild past few weeks with vacations, illness, and house guests. The boys asked last night if we were going to have an “ordinary Saturday.” Sure hoping so. As such, here’s the first time in awhile that I’ve had the time to post some good deals that I see out there. Happy Shopping! […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Bruised Knees

Can you say, overboard? Yeah, that’s something I tend to do. How about buyer’s remorse? Yeah, that’s been happening, too. Now that we are out of debt, it’s been a little harder to exercise self-control and to plan as well as I could/should. It’s not like I have been spending more than we have. But, […]

Frugal Friday: Free or Almost Free Hand Soap

Yes, back in the old days, Gramma placed a bar of soap at the sink and we called it good. But, somewhere in my childhood some wise chemist developed soft or liquid soap. And our lives were changed. And as the years passed, mothers everywhere became addicted to soft soap. It reduced the mess at […]

Camp Wannalaffalotta: Stay Tuned for Summer Fun

Did you know that there are 16 Mondays from Memorial Day to Labor Day? I was stunned when I consulted the calendar. That’s a lot of weeks of potentially bored children begging you for something to do. Over the years I’ve found that if I have a plan, I can keep boredom at bay. And […]

I Think We’re Set, Don’t You?

After a winter bereft of cereal, I was more than a little jazzed to see such great cereal coupons lately. Most were $1 off. Over the last month, I’ve slowly built up a stockpile. We now have 30 boxes! Oh my! With five kids eating cereal, it probably won’t last long. I’m hoping to limit […]

Adventures in Couponing: 8 Great Ways to Find Coupons

I’ve mentioned before what a boon couponing has been to our household budget. Now that I’ve been clipping for the last year, I have figured out some ways to make it work best for our family. Although we moved cross-country into a higher priced community (Kansas City to San Diego), we’ve still been able to […]

Summer’s Coming….

Are you ready for summer? Schools will be breaking soon and you’re gonna have some bored kids if you don’t plan ahead. Trust me. Years ago, our family hosted a weekly summer camp — at home. It was a great time for friends and neighbors to come over on a set day of the week […]