• Couponing,  General Reviews,  Mom Life

    Homemade Baby/Toddler Food or Pre-Made Pouch Food – This Parent Says, “Just Do You.”.

    Recently I have seen a lot of posts on Facebook regarding the difference between making your own baby/toddler food and purchasing canned or pouch baby/toddler food. The comments on some of these posts have made me laugh and some have made me slightly angry due to the mommy shaming of those parents who decide to purchase pouch food for their kids. As a parent, I have done both. I started out making my daughter homemade baby food when she first started eating, and then switched to baby led weaning. Now that she is a toddler it can be hard sometimes to get her to want to eat anything other than…

  • Couponing,  Free Stuff,  General Reviews,  Mom Life

    Working Out on A Budget

    When my husband started working out at our local CrossFit box I was happy because he was happy to be working out. After looking at the cost for his membership though I was not as happy as I once was. Haha! It was expensive, and when I quit working to stay home with our daughter the monthly CrossFit membership was just too much for us. When I told him we should look at cheaper options they still weren’t in the price range we could afford. So, we had to get inventive. If you and your family are like mine, then below are some tips on how to work out on a budget. Good ‘old…

  • Couponing,  Mom Life

    How to make a little extra cash while working from home.

    I am a SAHM. Before my LO was born I worked full-time. When I asked to go part-time, after my maternity leave was up, at my place of employment I was met with a big fat no. To be fair my employer had just done their second round of layoffs the week before I was set to return so the fact they said no to my request did not come as a surprise. Luckily my husband and I had saved and were in a position where I could stay home and take care of our LO. The though of not contributing financial to the household still bothered me. Truthfully it…

  • Couponing,  Mom Life,  Travel

    Money Saving Tips on How to Get to The Next MommyCon!

    I heard of MommyCon only a couple of months ago, and it sounded awesome. I told my husband I really wanted to go but we couldn’t afford the ticket. So he looked at me and said, “That has never stopped you before. You always find a way or coupon.”. (Insert him rolling his eyes when he says coupon. haha) I thought about my husbands comment and told myself he is right. I also thought about all the other families that can’t afford to go but would greatly benefit from the experience. So I set out on a mission to try to find out ways to save money on a trip to…

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    Can you really make money off of extreme couponing?

    While spending time with my family for the 4th of July holiday they made fun of me because I like to coupon. They teased that I must have to much time on my hands to be able to collect coupons, browse circulars, and find the best store. (Jokes on them I just have a good system.) I laughed back at them and said at least I wasn’t an extreme couponer. I then reminded them that there are some individuals who actually make money couponing. Then I thought to myself how much time would it take to do this money making extreme couponing and is it worth it? So when all…

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    When a product isn’t really free

    Free trials: So this really gets my goat. If you see a company offering a “free trial” of their products but you have to pay shipping then the product is not really free. MANY company’s will send you free samples if you just contact them and ask, and you wont have to pay shipping. For example, before I was about to give birth I was sure I was going to breastfeed but I wanted to have some formula as a back up just in case something didn’t work out as planned. So I signed up for Enfamil’s community and got their Enfamil mom’s welcome box full of formula both liquid…

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    Grocery Shopping Couponing

    Today is grocery shopping day! Believe it or not I love to grocery shop. One of the top reasons…because I get to coupon. Yes it takes a little while to get everything in order before I go to the store, and yes it takes a little longer at the store but when you walk out of the store saving almost $100 I don’t think there is room for complaining. Here is how I go about prepping to shop. Step 1: I start of by making my grocery shopping list. Going through my house looking for what I need. I write down what kind of product it is. (For example for…