Thrifty Mom's Two Cents

Grocery shopping is a necessary chore that every family needs to do. But if you take the time to get yourself organized before you head out to the store, you'll save yourself time on this weekly errand and you'll save money too because you will only buy exactly what you need! In this post I am going to share with you my favorite tips on how to ...

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I am guessing that most of us feel lucky if we even manage to get all of our photos off of our phones and cameras and onto our computers. But once the photos are there, the process of reviewing them and then doing something with them is just too much! ...

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One of the best ways to feel organized as a mom is to have in place a set of routines for the morning, afternoon, and evening. When you have these routines in place for yourself as well as for your family, it becomes so much easier to get the things done that you'd like to accomplish--prepare healthy meals, get ready quickly and easily so as to ...

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If you have kids who are picky eaters, have food allergies, or perhaps attend a school where no hot lunch is served, you know what it's like to devote a good chunk of your morning getting lunches ready for the kids. You also know how frustrating is it when they come home at the end of the day with their sandwich only half-eaten with fruit ...

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In February, the adoption community was abuzz with discussion about this Yahoo! Shine article, which shared the experiences of adoptive mom Kim Kelley-Wagner and her daughters, currently ages 7 and 13. Kelley-Wagner created a Facebook photo series showing her daughters holding whiteboard signs ...

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It seems like only yesterday that you were painting the nursery and preparing for your little one's arrival. And somehow, the months have flashed by, and your baby has grown-up to the point where she is already trying to climb out of the crib! Your toddler is speaking to you in short sentences (who knew ...

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Maybe it’s the school teacher in me, but from the time my kids were small I tried to ‘sneak in’ learning activities. I knew they would truly learn in pre-K and beyond. I knew I wanted them to play and be kids until that time. But I also knew from years of teaching the importance of building and reinforcing educational ...

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With six young kids in the home, I know how hard it can be to stay dedicated to preparing healthy meals for the family. When that dreaded 5 o'clock "witching hour" hits, it is far easier to get on the phone and order a pizza or throw a couple of frozen dinners into the oven ...

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Clutter is not just the paperwork that comes into your home, but also the emails that come into your inbox. This post will show you how to create folders, unsubscribe from lists, and use a "deal with it once and move on" approach to email. The goal here is an empty inbox at the end ...

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Where is your money going? Does your job offer some kind of retirement plan?

My husband’s previous employer worked with a financial planner who offered his services to any employee interested in building a retirement fund; so, for years, a portion of my husband’s paycheck automatically - before taxes - got safely stashed away for ...

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