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Meal Plan April 23

Remember when I talked about filling my freezer with dinners to make things easier postpartum? My freezer is currently stuffed to the gills, so I need to make room in there. I challenged myself to use up as much as … Continue reading

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Bits and Pieces

Here is a smattering of interesting things I’ve found across the internet this week. Enjoy! – The Frugal Girl wrote a wonderful article about How to Wisely Choose Frugal Activities, and I agree with her points. If you don’t enjoy … Continue reading

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Help This Reader: Breastfeeding and Potty Training

Occasionally I get questions from readers. Instead of answering directly with just my thoughts, I like to get the mom’s permission to post here and get your wisdom. What advice or tips would you give? Leave them in the comments … Continue reading

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How To Build a Cute Maternity Wardrobe Frugally

Pregnancy lasts around 40 weeks. During that time you’ll endure various physical complaints, from minor to major, and other physical and emotional changes that are mostly out of your control. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to … Continue reading

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Meal Plan 4/16

I tried several times to sit down and make a meal plan for this week, but I was feeling so nauseous I couldn’t bear to think about food. So I decided to outsource the task and ask the family to … Continue reading

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Bits and Pieces

  – Every Mom can relate to this post @The Bad Home Cook on “My Trouble with Socks“. Too funny! – I liked what The Frugal Girl had to say about “Earn More or Save More – do we have … Continue reading

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{pretty, happy, funny, real}

{pretty} The girls enjoyed a barefoot tea party at their grandma’s house last week. I wonder if Queen Victoria ever took her tea barefoot? {happy} Ruby’s first popsicle of the season. Actually, her first popsicle ever. Who can resist the … Continue reading

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Make Postpartum Life Easier: Kitchen Edition

After this baby arrives, I don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Source: via Scully on Pinterest   At least for the first few weeks, I don’t want to cook. And I don’t want to … Continue reading

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Meal Plan 4/9

This week I tried out a new meal planner called Build A Menu to prepare my shopping list. I’ve used E-mealz in the past but ended up cancelling my subscription, simply because I wanted more flexibility in my meal plan. … Continue reading

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Bits and Pieces

Yesterday the kids and I went berry picking. In about 30 seconds, I realized why farmers traditionally had large families. These little people are really good (and fast) at picking! When the owners of the farm warned us that a … Continue reading

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