Does Your Spouse Stay on a Budget When He Travels for Work?

As I mentioned in my last post, my husband is TDY right now, which is military-speak for a business trip. I don’t envy him being in West Texas in August! Although it hasn’t exactly been roses and rainbows up here in Ohio, either. Blech. Military Per Diem: Excuse to Spend? Or Opportunity to Save? When
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Who ever said electronics couldn’t be healthy for kids?

Peter is a picky eater, always has been. His mainstays are peanut butter and honey tortillas (yes, you read that right), bananas, and applesauce. The quintessential white diet. He has and does eat other foods, but tortillas are what he begs for. Even if we are offering him something that he has eaten before, he’ll
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Three Meals (and One Caveman Snack) from One Whole Chicken

So tomorrow always comes sooner than you think. Loving the comments and tips and input on cooking whole chickens in the last post! I know I learned some things! Admittedly, that’s not saying much… Ahem. What do y’all make with the chicken from your whole chicken? But before we talk chicken, let’s talk chicken stock.
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How I Finally Prepared My First Whole Chicken. (Which means you can do it, too.)

I never cooked up a whole chicken myself until recently. “Hi, I’m Jolyn.” (Hi, Jolyn!) “I’m 38-years-old, and I just cooked my first whole chicken.” This is dedicated to all of you 37 and younger. Please, don’t wait as long as I did to prepare something so fundamental to healthy, frugal meals. And if you’re
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How I Did On the Pantry Challenge! (and how much I spent on groceries this month.)

Toward the beginning of January, I joined a pantry challenge hosted by an amazing blogger who encouraged everyone to clean out their pantries and see how far you could stretch those grocery dollars for the month. After my 14yo looked into our (crowded) pantry and declared, “There’s nothing to eat in here,” I decided drastic
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Y’all. Get to Know My $5 Friend. She’ll Save You Money.

I’ve mentioned my real-life friend Erin a lot lately, I know. She’s promoting her $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook, and it’s just so exciting I can’t keep quiet about it! I feel like a know an honest-to-goodness celebrity. What can I say? I love living vicariously. But mainly, it wouldn’t be responsible of me not to
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