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Clothe Your Kids Without Losing Your Shirt!

Those kids — they grow every year! I tell them to stop, but they won’t. It seems every time I turn around one of my boys is sporting “high waters” because he’s outgrown his pants. And the girls? Well, it’s just the same. (That’s not really a crop top she’s wearing; her shirt’s just too […]

From Envy to Admiration: When She’s Got What You Want

image from Allposters This post was originally published November 5, 2008. She’s got a nicer house than you. She’s skinnier after having a baby than you were before you ever got pregnant. She’s better organized. She’s got a great job, and you’re “just” ________________. (fill in the blank.) And on and on and on. Chances […]

This Week in the FishKitchen

Over the last couple weeks, the grocery store sales have enabled me not only to stock up on some great bargains, but also to experiment a little in the cooking department. Some dinners were homeruns, others, like my jambalaya which was delicious, did not go over well with the younger set. I’ve got a handful […]

MOM Deals This Week

The best deal I scored this week was having my friend Jessika and her kids come visit us. We practically didn’t see our children all weekend long because they were off entertaining themselves, leaving us to chat about all things under the sun. On Friday we took a field trip to the Mission San Diego […]

Getting Free Stuff at CVS

After ECBs and coupons, I paid $4.61 for all that is in this picture! (plus another two cans of tuna, not pictured) Shopping at CVS has been a great way for us to shrink our budget on groceries, toiletries, and over the counter medicines. Recently, CVS has had great sales where you can “buy” things […]

Grocery Geek Presents: A Quiet Week

One of the beauties of stockpiling and shopping from the sales is that some weeks I don’t need to go shopping. The sales have been really good over the past weeks, so this week I didn’t get too freaked out about shopping. My brother, otherwise known as Charles in Charge, picked up a few basics […]

Ingredients for a Fun Friday Night: A Little Mocktail Party

Tonight’s pizza night is taking a slight twist from the usual. My friend Jessika is visiting this weekend with her two kiddos while her husband is on a sailing trip. Oh what fun we’re having! This morning we visited the first of the California Missions, Mission de San Diego de Alcala. FishPapa’s coworkers sent home […]

Frugal Tip: When in Debt, Let Dave Help You

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This past week I was filling out an application for a housing rental. There was a part of the application that gave me pause: creditors. I had to think for a minute. Aside from the mortgage on the rental property we own in Kansas City, there was nothing to list! No car loans, no credit […]