How to Easily Save Money on Groceries

Frugal Mom: Learn my simple system for saving 28% on your grocery bill!

I don’t shop at multiple stores.  I don’t spend hours searching for the best deal.  I don’t always spend time price-matching.  I’m a busy mom, I don’t have time for all that.  It takes me less than 1 hour a week to save 28% on my groceries.  You can totally start using the same system today. Learning how to save money on groceries does not need to be complicated or difficult!

Frugal Mom: Learn my simple system for saving 28% on your grocery bill!

This blog post contains affiliate links. Learn more.

My husband just finished his university degree.  Which is AMAZING because it’s been a really hard 3 years for all of us.  But now we are facing the mountain of student debt and it’s threatening to crush us.  Yikes.

We’ve developed a strict budget and one of my main contributions is making sure we stay on budget for groceries.  It’s no easy task.  Food is expensive!  It breaks my heart that it would be way cheaper for me to feed my family junk food than real food.  But that’s a rant for another day.

I’ve accepted the challenges and developed a system that is working really well to keep us under budget every week by saving an average of 28% on our weekly grocery bill.  I mean, it’s no ‘Extreme Couponing’ type of savings, but it’s realistic & maintainable and takes me less than 1 hour of prep to accomplish.

Continue Reading

The Best Resources to Help Simplify Life with Little Ones

Mom life is so busy! Thankfully technology has given us so many tools and resources to help simplify things a bit!

Mom life is busy, hard & tiring.  But also wonderful, precious & magical.  We’re exhausted, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.  The little people in our lives challenge us every day, but the kisses and cuddles are the sweet little joys of motherhood.

Mom life is so busy! Thankfully technology has given us so many tools and resources to help simplify things a bit!

Our modern culture doesn’t seem to foster the ‘village’ attitude that once existed.  In the past, we would have had our mothers, friends, sisters living nearby to help out and we’d meet other like-minded moms in our neighbourhoods.  We seem so much more isolated these days.  Getting an afternoon of help requires planning weeks in advance and it’s almost not worth it in the end.

But thankfully technology has evolved in such a way that it helps us stay at least virtually connected.  And there are in fact a ton of tools and resources available to help simplify family life!

Continue Reading

Bad Housekeeping: A Mom’s Guide to Surviving the Chaos

Motherhood can get messy. Here are some tips for managing your home when it seems out of control!

Motherhood is messy.  In all the ways, motherhood is messy.  It makes a mess of our emotions, our expectations and our home.  These tiny humans enter our lives and hearts and they challenge us every day to grow and give and bend.  And although we’re totally exhausted, we wouldn’t have it any other way.  Except maybe it would be nice to not have so much laundry.  Seriously, where does it all come from?!

And we are busy.  Modern moms are so busy.  Many of us work outside the home, we often don’t have help in the form of nearby relatives and our communities are so spread out that we are constantly driving long distances to activities.  At the end of the day, something’s gotta give and my vote’s on the housework.  After all, life’s too short to fold fitted sheets.

Motherhood can get messy. Here are some tips for managing your home when it seems out of control!

 

This blog post contains affiliate links. Learn more.

Continue Reading

The Essential Guide to Preparing for a Cake Smash

Small snacks like cheerios stuck in the icing may entice your hesitant little one to start smashing!

If you’ve been planning to schedule a Cake Smash photo shoot for your little one’s first birthday, then you’ve come to the right place.  You MUST read this guide and print out the checklist to ensure a stress-free session and adorable pictures!

If you're planning to schedule a cake smash photo shoot for your little one's first birthday, there are a number of essential tips you need to know!

 

A first birthday is an emotional milestone for mama and babe and it’s a time you’ll want to remember!  There are so many great ideas out there for insanely cute cake smash themes, props and styles.  But have you taken the time to think about the logistics of planning a potentially complex photo session when the main character may decide to be uncooperative?

Here are some tips to consider that will help enormously with scoring a successful shoot.

Continue Reading

The ONE thing I use that keeps my kids calm in the car

Are you looking for an EASY way to maintain peace between your children while in the car? Try my trick!

 

Are you looking for an EASY way to maintain peace between your children while in the car? Try my trick!

Picture this: You’ve been working hard all day, you’re hungry and it’s time to pick up the kids.  You’ve got 2+ kids in the car, everyone is irritable and tired and one of them dares to inch his little finger across the imaginary line of division between their carseats.  The screaming begins.  The older one grabs the little one’s blankie and tosses it on the (filthy) car floor.  Little one starts bawling.  Older one won’t apologize or cooperate.  You’ve got your arm painfully twisted behind your seat grasping desperately for a blankie you can’t reach while tossing goldfish crackers at the both of them in an attempt to quiet the hollering.  Also you’re trying to navigate rush hour traffic and there’s no way you can pull over and count to 10.  You start losing your (fragile) cool.  Does this sound familiar?

Continue Reading