Being an Intentional Mom

The current count is four kids down, three still standing.  Interestingly, it is all of my girls and then the baby who are down.  My oldest son likes to say that it is "the girl sickness."  It hasn't been fun, although it rarely is, but high fevers, body aches, exhaustion, and headaches that all … [Read more...]

Weekly Menu Plan 3/22

If you are looking for guidance in how to make your own menu plan, look here, and then here.  Menu plans are a frugal girl's best friend.  Here are some other ideas on how to feed your family on the cheap, here and here. Breakfasts:  Monday:  oatmeal Tuesday:  homemade waffles using this … [Read more...]

Great Deal on K-Cups

I was just sitting down to enjoy a cup of this and wanted to pass these along.  If you have a Keurig, you may like these, too.  I always buy these on Amazon, and at only $.42 a K-cup, they are very reasonable.  This is the only flavor I have had, but I really love them.  Makes me feel just a little … [Read more...]

My Trip to Walgreens 3/22

Today my trip to Walgreens was a smaller one since there were not a lot of great deals to be had.  You can find them here.  I spent $19 and some change after taking into account the Register Rewards and came home with: 4 Softsoap body wash 2 Colgate toothpaste 2 aluminum foil (this was not … [Read more...]

Make It, Make Due, or Do Without

Did you happen to miss my frugal mantra that I shared here?  It's worth repeating.  Maybe it would help you stay on track to meeting your own financial goals!   When truly embracing a frugal lifestyle, there is a total mind shift that is necessary, and this mindset led me to this mantra: … [Read more...]

Being an Intentional Mom

This week I mourned the loss of the gummy smile of my Little Prince as he got not one, but two teeth!  What is it about gummy smiles I love so much?  I'm not really sure, but I do love all things baby. As I now have children from baby to teen and everything in between, I can say that each age is … [Read more...]

Under Construction: A New Series

  I wanted to give you a heads up on my next series.  I’m gathering some questions and struggles from newer moms with a young child or children.  Life is far different than it was 14 years ago when I was a young mom, so the struggles that the young moms of today face could be a bit different … [Read more...]

Being an Intentional Mom

This is my Giggly Girl in the midst of command central.  Excuse the state of my office, but you know, keeping it real. Anyhow, we rotate kids who get "special time" with mom in the evening, and although it was not her turn last night, she was needing some extra love, come to find out. Since I … [Read more...]

Thursday’s Walk in the Word

Who can't use more reminders about being bathed in God's grace?  I know I can.  This is one of my favorite verses, and it reminds me that it is His grace that makes me strong when I feel weak.  It reminds me that we can use our struggles to glorify Him, even in the midst of great trial and … [Read more...]

Recipe: Cupcake Frosting

So I'm gathering some recipes together for baking this weekend.  We try to take care of most of that on weekends so that there will be enough sweets to get us through the week.  I don't know about you, but I love a good cupcake, and to me, it is all about the frosting, really. I'm not a sweet … [Read more...]

Being an Intentional Mom

As our younger kids get older, I find they are more eager to help so they can be more like the older siblings they idolize.  Of course this means that my younger kids are doing older kid things at a much younger age than the older ones ever did.  I realize this is just the way things tend to go, but … [Read more...]

Being an Intentional Mom

For me, as I have become more focused on being intentional in my life, especially when it comes to my kids, I see so many opportunities that I may have otherwise missed.  I can't really focus on all those missed opportunities, I just don't need to feel that guilt, and there is grace to cover that, … [Read more...]

Consider Yourself Warned!

Kids helping is necessary in making family life tick for the most part, at least it is around here anyway.  If you spend any time here you will certainly find that as a theme throughout the majority of what you read. Helping develops skill, creates a sense of responsibility and a sense of … [Read more...]

Monday’s Walk in the Word

Since we are beginning to see the first signs of spring, I thought it would be good to be reminded that there is a season and a time for everything.  When trials come, I often remind myself of this.  They will only last so long.  I tell my kids this all the time, too.  No matter what we are facing, … [Read more...]

Menu Plan

I wanted to add a slight disclaimer.  As I spoke of here, we have some type of bread item at every meal to help stretch the family budget.  I generally don’t list that, because I am not sure of what bread item I will have in the house at any given time.  I am forever making some sort of bread item, … [Read more...]