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How I Use Amazon Subscribe & Save to Save BIG

Many moons ago when I only had 2 or 3 kids and I wasn’t homeschooling yet (or maybe just schooling 1 of them), I used to coupon. I had a big fancy binder, I would clip my favorite coupons, and spend hours in the store scouting for my deals. Now all I have to say about that is: No. Stinking. Way. There’s no way I have time for that any more. And even if I did, the deals aren’t like they used to be. I have a whole post about why I don’t coupon any more, if you want to read it. But today, I Read More

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Weekly Menu: July 10th – 16th

Recently I did something I’ve never done before: I bought some groceries online! Here’s a little breakdown on how some of the different Amazon programs can save $$ on groceries. Amazon: Let me tell you about some of the different pricing options on Amazon: Subscribe & Save: This means that you are signing up for an automatic shipment in a few months. The good thing is that you can cancel as soon as your order ships, so you’re not obligated to stay on or purchase anything further. (I write in my date book to cancel, so I don’t forget!) For purchasing 1-4 S&S items in a calendar Read More

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Educational TV Shows for Big Kids

It’s hard to face this reality sometimes, but my babies are growing up! *sniff, sniff* Gone are the days of Dora the Explorer and Veggie Tales. They don’t want to watch “baby” shows any more. But I still want them to be exposed to quality, educational content at every opportunity. Luckily, I have been able to find some great shows that are packed with learning (shh!!!) and the kids LOVE them! We don’t have a cable subscription, but we do have Amazon Prime, so all of these shows are available for free to Amazon Prime members. (If you’re not already a Prime member, start with Read More

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Super Furniture to the Rescue!

My house isn’t the smallest house in the world, but it is smaller than I would like. We have 6 of us living here, and at times {especially during Ohio’s long, cold winter}, it can feel a little cramped. I try my best not to complain — really I do. I believe that one of the biggest money saving strategies I have is to learn contentment. If I am happy with what I have, then I won’t go out and buy more stuff. More stuff seems to be my problem a lot of the times in the first place! We end up accumulating more and more, Read More