How to Stop Tantrums: Just Don’t Go to The Store Anymore

Before you get all upset about that practically inflammatory statement, just hear me out. I know, you’re like, WHAT?! How in the heck am I supposed to do that?? Well, there is a method to my madness. Probably. Recently kid … Continue reading

More With Less 7 Day Meal Plan #4 – Summer/August 2015

This is not your everyday, average meal plan. Learn how to cook like your great-grandma did, with little waste, and stretching what you have (including your dollars).The point of this meal plan is to help you be smart with your … Continue reading

Customizable Old Timey Bedtime Routine

Here is another pretty and practical printable, to help you organize your day during the school year. Having a consistent bedtime routine is very important, it helps children to feel they know what is coming next. These steps become part … Continue reading

Seasonal Produce for August with Frugal Tips

It is important to know what veggies are in season. These are often the cheapest ingredients for your meal plan. Save money on groceries by buying according to the seasons. If you cook with real food you know that all … Continue reading

Celebrate Christmas in July

Who doesn’t want Christmas every day? I don’t care what the movie says, I’m game. Everyone seems a little kinder, a little more giving, and a little more thoughtful. I am always ready to celebrate and Christmas in July seems … Continue reading

More With Less 7 Day Meal Plan #3 – Seasonal dinners for July/summer

This is not your everyday, average meal plan. Learn how to cook like your great-grandma did, with little waste, and stretching what you have (including your dollars).The point of this meal plan is to help you be smart with your … Continue reading

July Real Food Meal Plan – flexible, frugal monthly meal plan with printable PDF

July brings the dog days of the kitchen, when I want nothing to do with it. About half of my recipes for July are no-cook, and almost all of the rest are quick stovetop dinners, because it’s like a torture … Continue reading

Multi-Purpose Marshmallows – Paint, Build, Eat

Do you know what fantastic thing you haven’t done with your marshmallows lately? Maybe you’ve painted with them. Maybe you’ve built your own squishy tower toys with them. But the fun is increased exponentially when you do BOTH. Here is … Continue reading