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Be Sure to Open This Week’s Newsletter

Are you a subscriber to the Life as Mom newsletter? Then be sure to open this week’s edition! I love to get mail, don’t you? Since I was a little girl, I’ve always loved mail. Email is no exception. Are you a subscriber to the Life as Mom newsletter? There’s a very fun giveaway tucked […]

Let’s Get Down to Business: Goals, Thank You, & a Gift

Let’s get down to business. I’m sharing my goals, my thanks, and a small gift. Usually by this time of the year (one day into it, though it may be), I not only have a huge list of goals prepared, but I also have mini lists under each one. This year, as in today, I didn’t […]

Tips for a Budget Friendly Thanksgiving Dinner (Eat Well, Spend Less)

As I mentioned yesterday, Thanksgiving Dinner is an all-time favorite at our house. My kids start dancing and breaking out in song when they see anything remotely resembling mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, and oh yeah, the turkey. We have a smaller version of that meal throughout the winter and there are rarely leftovers. But, […]

Giveaway Winners Update

I’ve got some winners from last week’s Duncan Hines giveaway. Chosen by random.org, the 5 participants who will each win a free Duncan Hines product coupon are: The Coupon Basics Coby Katy (presprizes@) Liz @ Hoosier Homemade Lana Also, before I left on my trip I announced a whole mess of winners. Unfortunately, I’ve only […]

Meal Planning: Meal Components and Freezer Cooking

A couple weeks ago I spent a couple days pre-prepping a few meal components. Having homemade convenience items like cooked ground beef, shredded chicken, and tomato sauce on hand makes dinnertime preparations a snap. Here’s how it’s playing out in this week’s dinners: Chicken Parmesan – This is our typical Valentine’s dinner since it’s the […]

Another Great Diaper Possibility!

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Last week I shared a great diaper deal where you got $25 off a $50 order from Diapers.com. Today presents another fun diaper opportunity. Yes, diaper and fun can be in the same sentence, especially if the word free is included. Join the Pampers Village and get a chance to win a year’s worth of […]

Eat from The Pantry Every Day for the Rest of Your Life: A Guest Post

Today’s guest post is provided by Cheryl @ Moms In Need of Mercy. I appreciate Cheryl’s simple approach to meal planning and “eating from the pantry.” I, along with many of you, took the “Eat from the Pantry Challenge.” And then I called it quits. For my family, the challenge offered a fun and creative […]

FishMama’s Birthday Cake Challenge: You Get to Vote!

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Today’s the day that voting begins. I’m a little scared to tell you the truth. Some of these cake topics would be pretty tricky to pull off. Scroll down to choose one. I’m not sure if you’ll be able to see the results or not. Blogger is different than WordPress, and so I had to […]