Meal Ideas Without an Oven

Looking for meal ideas that don’t require an oven? I certainly was this summer when my oven stopped working not once, not twice, but THREE times (seriously don’t ever buy Frigidaire products!!) Luckily my misfortune can be to your benefit as I’ve since compiled some of the best oven-free recipes I used when we had […]

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My Top 6 Gift Ideas for a WAHM

As a work-at-home mom, I don’t ask for much — just quiet children, a clutter-free work space, a muse that never shuts up…ya know, simple things. That said, I’ve been blessed with two VERY vocal children, a folding table shoved in the corner of our guest room, and a brain that thinks about sleep more […]

meal planning on a budget

How to Create an Easy, Healthy Meal Plan on a Budget

Creating a healthy meal plan on a budget can be tricky. We so often have the best of intentions: we develop a meal plan(ish), buy our groceries, fist pump when we’re $16 under budget, and then suddenly your two year old is screaming, the baby has a rash, and making that Pinterest-worthy quiche for dinner […]

Kid Friendly Recipes That Your Budget Will Love

How many times have you tried to get your kids (or entire family!) to eat healthy……only to have them refuse to eat the meal you worked so hard to prepare? Getting your kids to eat healthy while staying within your budget is not easy. Getting your kids to LIKE the healthy and budget friendly food […]

My Infatuation with Aldi: A Love Story of Frugality

My Infatuation with Aldi: A Love Story of Frugal Proportions

I have a secret to admit – I don’t think I ever shopped at Aldi before I had kids. And oh how I kick myself now. I guess maybe it was ingrained in me that inexpensive equates low quality but that could not be further from the truth when it comes to this store. Aldi […]