A Trip to Market Basket Gone Sour

I went to Market Basket today with my three kids in tow. I normally try to plan shopping for a weekend or a day when I have no children but today there is no school and Friday is the day when money hits the bank account to get some amount of food for the home. This week it was especially important that I go grocery shopping to at least get thru the weekend because we had peas and egg noodles for dinner last night we are that out of food here. A grocery trip at some level was required today. […]

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Family Dinners: Reclaiming a Lost Tradition

Despite the constant innovations in modern kitchen appliances making it quicker and easier to cook, the modern family now spends less and less time eating in. In fact, whilst in in 1900, 2% of meals were eaten outside the home, in 2010 that figure had risen to 50%. In part, this can be put down to the fact that in an increasing number of families, all parents are working full time. That, coupled with the sheer number of convenient alternatives to the home-cooked meal on the market these days mean that family meals occur about three times a week on […]

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Mama When Can We Have Lobster?

For years my daughter talked about lobster and how she liked it. My daughter and I are also obsessed with the garlic shrimp from our local Chinese buffet restaurant and so becoming curious about seafood and mostly lobster, my now six year old had begged and begged for lobster! We didn’t have to buy lobster online because one night I happened to have the money to buy a couple small lobsters at our local grocery store. My sons were super excited that Mama finally bought lobster. Of course, I had no clue how to really cook the lobster but I […]

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Five Secrets to Eating Organic on A Budget

Healthy eating is often on the agenda of anyone looking to lose weight or maintain their slender figure, and organic produce is a big part of it. Organic foods tend to come with less harmful pesticides and chemicals than ordinary food, plus they’re seen as being more nutritious, but some people worry about the cost. One look at the organic section of a supermarket will probably make your eyes water, especially if you have to stick to a budget. Fortunately, there are a few things you could do to eat organic food for less. Here are a few tips we […]

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She Needs to Write That Down

It never fails, my faults are displayed not only out here on the world wide web but also in my own home. All too often the kids poke fun at Mom’s absentmindedness or silly personality but these three kids know their manners, they do their chores, they are super independent and well behaved children, I guess if they want to be silly and poke fun all in the name of more laughter in the house, so be it. Does not bother me one bit. The other morning my daughter told me to pick up something the next time I get […]

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The Easiest Ways to Incorporate a Walk Into your Daily Routine

Fitness is very important to me, not only as an individual, but as a Mom. You see, I firmly believe in teaching through example and if I am not being active on my own then neither will my children think to be active on their own. That is why I spend quick moments making sure that I walk a bit more each day, these short walks really help to keep my weight going down, muscle tone building and of course walks are a great way to have a fun time with my children. Pictured above you will see  my three […]

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Where Can I Purchase Emergency Food?

There are many places you can Buy Emergency Foods, you can either shop at your local grocery store for bottle watered and pantry type foods that last forever & are edible whether cooked or not. Remember when an emergency strikes there may be no use of running water, electricity and all of our common every day technologies that one is used to living on these days. We are in the year 2012 and many are in discussions of a catastrophic event coming, some even say the end of the world as we know it is near. Whether you determine the […]

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A Great Website for Coupons: Coupon Chief

I love sharing deals and new places online to find ways to save and today I get to share with you all a website called Coupon Chief; find coupons for 1000’s of retailers. Let’s see what makes Coupon Chief important to share with you all? Share coupons with friends and family via email. Set coupon alerts {love this option} Rate coupons & leave comments {seriously? who doesn’t read reviews on products? Now you can read reviews on coupons} Submit coupons and earn cash. Let’s see, I bet most of you want to know how you can submit coupons and earn […]

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Not Just Another Time Saving Parenting Post

Any parent can tell you how much work goes into raising children. Having a career and raising a family are both time consuming and take a lot of energy. Any steps that you can take to save time should be considered. I know there are a million sites out there, telling you to do this or that, but the following tips are tried and true for me- and I’m a single mom! Simple tasks like grocery shopping may need to be done multiple times per week- but you can save hours through the grocery delivery services that more and more […]

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Country Crock Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower

My kids and I were able to go on a veggie shopping trip adventure, well okay so I took my three year old with me but he had a blast and learned some interesting things about veggies while his brother and sister were at school. K received a little board with veggies on it and some white erase crayons on it then I was hanging onto questions such as ” Find a Vegetable that is good for your eyes. {hint it’s orange}” Now K didn’t know this question right away but he did realize what it was when I spoke […]

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