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A FREE Easter Week Meal Plan to Print & Cook

Cooking a ham for Easter? Consider this FREE printable Easter Week meal plan to help you enjoy the day as well as the leftovers. Next weekend is Easter. In the grocery department, that means hams are on sale. And let me tell you, hams are pretty hard to come by when it’s NOT a holiday week. […]

Minestrone Soup with Sausage and Tortellini

Stir up a bowl of comfort with this easy to prepare Minestrone Soup with Sausage and Tortellini. It’s delicious and chock full of fall harvest vegetables. Even though California doesn’t truly have the seasons in the same way the rest of the country does, we’re really good at faking it. I’ve noticed many trees nearby […]

Help Your Family Eat Less Sugar & Feel Healthier

Want to improve your family’s diet? Consider providing naturally-sweetened and unsweetened treats to help your family eat less sugar. One of the things that the FishKids love about a visit to Trader Joe’s is the chance to hunt for the stuffed animal and earn a treat. In case you didn’t know, each location has its own little […]

Make Junk Food Yourself

Want to improve your family’s diet?  Instead of buying the mediocre commercial products, make junk food yourself — at home, for cheaper. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase […]

12 Ways to Save on Vacation

Vacations are a wonderful opportunity to reconnect as a family, relax, and reenergize. And if you can save on vacation? So much the better! Vacation season is upon us! I know this because we went to the beach last week for date night. The place was packed, even after 6 pm. Summer and vacation season are […]

How to Make Homemade Popsicles

Homemade popsicles are easy to make, fun to eat, and so much better for you than commercial brands! You can save money and make your own all summer long. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Across […]

Fun Birthday Cake Ideas You Can Pull Off Yourself

A child’s birthday is a special milestone worth celebrating with a fun cake. Check out these fun birthday cake ideas you can pull off yourself. This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. […]

8 Non-Food Purchases to Help With Healthy Lunch Habits

Do you have a hard time getting your child to eat the lunch you’ve packed for school? Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh has some great suggestions on items you can purchase to make brown bag lunches more appealing to your kids. Making healthy choices at mealtimes is a goal many of us set for ourselves […]