If you or a loved one has a food allergy or intolerance, you may be frustrated by your escalating grocery bill. In my own family, both my daughter and I have a dairy intolerance, and I just recently I found out I also have a soy intolerance. When we first discovered our dairy intolerance nine months ago, we struggled with trying to keep our grocery bill low. Now that it … [Read more...] about How to Save on Groceries When You Have a Food Intolerance
Are you looking to save money by not dining out as frequently? Do you want to feed your family healthy, home cooked meals, but you have a busy schedule that makes it difficult to do so every night? If so, you may want to try once a month cooking (OAMC). I have been cooking once a month for my family for nearly three years now, and I cannot imagine how I used to function … [Read more...] about A Beginner’s Guide to Once a Month Freezer Cooking
In just a few short weeks, kids will be out of school for the summer (some already are). While kids are counting down the remaining days they have left in school this academic year and can’t wait for those summer days, many parents are counting down the remaining days for a different reason. How can they keep their kids occupied and make sure they don’t lose all of the … [Read more...] about Take Advantage of Free 2011 Reading Programs During the Summer
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and restaurants are gearing up for the rush. Traditionally, Mother’s Day is the busiest day of the year for restaurants, followed by Valentine’s Day. Having worked in the restaurant industry for several years, dining out on Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day is something I always avoid. Though it may seem like a treat to take mom out to … [Read more...] about What Does Mom Really Want for Mother’s Day?
When my husband and I got married, we were beyond broke and did not have money to furnish our apartment with new furniture. Instead, we went to a thrift shop and bought a dining room table and two chairs for $25, and even that was a big purchase in our minds. The rest of our furniture came from garage sales (two more dining room chairs) or as hand me downs from … [Read more...] about Planning on Having Kids? Save the Nice Furniture for After They Grow Up