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    Super Simple Series-Cut the Kitchen Clutter With Simple Spaces

    Ahh yes, the heart of the home, the kitchen!  It’s where all of the action is, including the messes.  Not just dirty dishes and food.  I’m talking about coats, books, charging devices, homework, shoes, toys, mail, mud, sticks. You know everybody’s “treasures.”  It ends up on the floor, under the table, on the counters. Can you relate?  To keep you from feeling like the walls are caving in on you from the all the junk we’re going to explore setting up spaces within your kitchen. Cut the kitchen clutter with simple spaces so it all has a place to go! Why Does My Kitchen Have To Be A Dumping Ground…

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    Super Simple Series–Simple Meal Planning

    You may have read or heard about how great meal planning is.  You always know what’s for dinner.  You can save tons of money by only getting what you need.  Food doesn’t go to waste.  Do you ever feel that planning meals is complicated though?  Sifting through recipes, taking inventory of what you have in stock already, comparing that to what you need plus making a list of other food items can be time-consuming.  In today’s post from the Super Simple Series we’re talking Simple Meal Planning. Why does meal planning have to be so complicated? Simple Meal Planning   You may have heard how great meal planning is.  It can…

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    Super Simple Series–Simple Routines For The Kitchen

    It seems like life hacks are all the craze these days.  Many of them are clever yet some might not be helpful.  They all have one thing in common though, they are intended to make life easy. Maybe super simple. Wouldn’t it be great if things in life were easy? Well, I hate to break it to you, but not everything in life is easy.  If it were we’d never get the satisfaction that comes from working hard on a task.  If everything can’t be easy is there a way to lighten the load? Can we possible not hit our nose to the grindstone so much, my nose is hurting! …

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    Six Easy And Healthy School Lunch Ideas

    Who’s excited for back to school?  Who’s looking forward to packing lunches? Packing lunches doesn’t have to be a horrible chore! There are trade offs with kids going back to school.  You trade messy houses for neater ones.  Carefree and idle time for routine and structure.  Kids grabbing things to eat from the fridge or pantry for packing lunches.  Ugh, sack lunches…how fun. Do you roll your eyes like me because you have to come up with a new lunch five times a week, for the rest of the school year? What’s a parent to do? Make packing lunches a breeze with these six easy and healthy school lunch ideas…

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    Busy Mom’s on the Run Training Tips

    Busy moms can train to run a race! I did it!  I completed my half marathon this past Saturday.  It was fun! I felt great!  I got my best time for 13.1 miles too.  A few months ago, when I was at the beginning of this journey I shared with you how I made the fitness goal to complete a half marathon.  You can check that post out here. I’m here to report that even with an injury, 3 kids home from school, and hot and rainy weather I was able to do it.  Here is the lowdown from start to finish of my experience.  It was enjoyable yet hard,…

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    Frugally Makeover Your Living Room For Under $100

    Can You Frugally Makeover Your Living Room For Under $100?  Yes! A little over a year ago we moved into our new home.  Instead of decorating right away I wanted to get settled in and get a feel for the space and used to my surroundings before diving in to paint and buy stuff. Purchasing a house and moving is expensive enough, we needed to replenish our resources.  Luckily our room color palate was pretty neutral and was something we could live with. A few months in I knew I wanted to jump on the gray band wagon and paint our living room that color. Our house was built in the…

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    How to Shop For School Supplies Without Leaving Home

    Yes You Can Get Your Class Specific Lists And Stay In Your Pajamas! Ahh it’s already August! Soon enough kids will be heading back to school so that means it’s time to get them ready. Does school supply shopping seem like a chore?  You get your list, walk up and down the isles looking for the specific things.  Have to get your way around other people looking for the same things.  Maybe the store is out items.  Add in having to get supplies for multiple kids and a shopping cart with a screaming toddler. Sounds like a walk in the park right?  Mmmm, no. School List Assist From Target The…

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    Summer Survival Guide For Moms: Get Through The Last Part of Summer Break

    Summer break is a little over half-way done.  Are you hanging in there mama?  Remember when the kids first got out of school and summer break was filled with much anticipation?  Has that fun excitement gone on vacation and summer doldrums taking up residence at your house? So how’s it really going?  At my house some days can be unbearable like the hot sticky weather.  We have issues with boredom, fighting between brothers and sisters, and extreme laziness.  In these moment I dig out tools I used to use for similar situations when I worked as a counselor to help my own kids. I’m sharing these tips with you as a…

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    Clothes Shopping on a Budget

    Got some clothes shopping to do?  Back to school season is starting to pick-up (already?!). Fall fashion trends are hitting the stores.  More than likely you will find yourself shopping for your kids or yourself.  All of this can add up.  It is possible to save money, take advantage of sales and not break the bank if you go clothes shopping on a budget. Clothes Shopping on a Budget Whether you’re shopping for clothes for yourself or a family member, a few basic items can really add up. It’s easy to leave a mall or department store with very little more than anxiety over the amount of money you just…

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    Frugal Mom’s Guide To Amazon Prime Day–Stuff For You!

    We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to amazon.com and affiliated sites. Now that you’ve stocked up on some great household, kids/baby items and school supplies it’s time to treat yourself to a little something.  Or perhaps replenish some old worn out items.  If you are still within your budget here are some great finds on clothing, shoes, and accessories for you frugal mom! To look back at other tips or round-ups here are links for tips, baby/kids items, school supplies, and household. Women’s Fashion Deals Pull-on Skinny Jeans T-shirt…

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