Make Your Own Convenience Foods

Over the years, one of the biggest ways that our family has saved money has been to do it ourselves. Whether it’s been car repairs, home improvements, gift-making, or cooking, homemade or DIY has been a huge money saver for us. Over on Good Cheap Eats this month, I’m sharing 31 Days of DIY Convenience […]

May’s Good Cheap Eats

Need some good cheap eats? I gotcha covered. Things are moving at the speed of life around here. Faster than I can possibly imagine. We’re into June already! I’m working book edits, the end of school, and putting in time on new projects. The kids and I are playing in the kitchen a bunch, too. […]

April’s Good Cheap Eats

Need some good cheap eats? I gotcha covered. May is here already! It’s my favorite month of the year, actually. My birthday. My anniversary. Mother’s Day. We call it the FishMama Trifecta. My poor husband. I get loads of attention for three days in a fifteen day period. Bwahaha. But, that’s neither here nor there, […]

March’s Good Cheap Eats

Need some good cheap eats? I gotcha covered. March flew by in the blink of an eye for me. I think that was because I was so busy troubleshooting the pain in my hip and back. If you’ll remember, I tried a whole foods diet as my first line of defense. Well, my second, after […]

3.14 = A Good Excuse for Pie

March 14th is also known as Pi Day. You, know, 3.14? I think it’s a great excuse to eat pie. I love pie. I would much rather eat pie than almost any other dessert in the world. I think part of my affection for the pie is thanks to the wonderful memories I have of […]

February’s Good Cheap Eats

Need some good cheap eats? I gotcha covered. I’ve always been fascinated by food. As soon as I could write, I copied recipes out of my mom’s recipe collection. I made fudge at age seven and a lemon meringue pie at age 10. I loved to eat, so I was happy to cook. Washing dishes […]

January’s Good Cheap Eats

About five years ago, I started a second blog. I found that I was talking so much about food here on Life as MOM, that it made more sense to start a second conversation in another room, so to speak, rather than dominate all the talk here with food. Of course, I have to have […]

Good Cheap Eating

How fun was it today when hubby offered to be my sous chef at lunchtime? I had communicated yesterday that though I love to cook, I love the camaraderie and help even more. He remembered! He couldn’t remember how to make salsa, though. So how much more fun was it to hand him my book […]