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How Much Does It Cost To Feed My Family Of 6

How Much Does It Cost To Feed My Family Of 6

How Much Does It Cost To Feed My Family Of 6 Last week I posted a video on how to meal plan. I had a good reception of that, but did get asked a few times, how much groceries my family of 6 goes through in a week. This is actually something, I get asked, or gets mentioned on a regular basis. Even though we are a family of 6, the first thing someone needs to realize is that my…

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The Right Way To Coupon

The Right Way To Coupon

The Right Way To Coupon Do you coupon? No. Well you should. I know you are probably thinking, but it just makes you buy things you don’t need. Or there are no coupons for the products you use. I am happy to tell you that there is a right way to coupon. If you are thinking that there are no coupons for the products you buy (maybe you only use organic items), the rest assured that organic products are becoming…

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Raised On Homegrown

Raised On Homegrown

Raised On Homegrown Have you been to the grocery store lately? I can’t get over the price of groceries. I still remember prices from my youth, and it kills me how much less I can get today for the same dollar. Usually I spend between $30 and $50 a week at the grocery store. I don’t feel like I get a lot, mostly bread and dairy products. These are items that I do not produce myself. On the weeks that…

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Why I Joined Weight Watchers

Why I Joined Weight Watchers

Why I Joined Weight Watchers New year, new you. You may be thinking: “Of course you joined Weight Watchers, with the new year”. But I didn’t join for the new year. I joined Weight Watchers the day after Thanksgiving, and as of December 31st, 2017 I have lost just over 10 pounds (that includes a 3 day break around Christmas where I ate cookies, and Christmas dinner and pie). Now I know that my weight loss won’t be as good…

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Pyloric Stenosis Strikes Again – Part 2

Pyloric Stenosis Strikes Again – Part 2

Pyloric Stenosis Strikes Again – Part 2 Please note the events in this story originally took place in 2012 Here is Part 1, if you have not read it yet. December 21st (Friday) – Continued My parents came to our house to get Max’s older brothers, who were 3 and 1.5 at the time. Since the hospital we were taking Max to was over an hour away, my parents would be taking care of the boys for the duration of…

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Pyloric Stenosis Strikes Again – Part 1

Pyloric Stenosis Strikes Again – Part 1

Pyloric Stenosis Strikes Again – Part 1 Please note the events in this story originally took place in 2012 Pyloric Stenosis Facts: Pyloric stenosis affects 3 out of every 1,000 babies. Female infants are less likely to experience pyloric stenosis. First born, male infants most often get pyloric stenosis. Only 15% of affected infants have a family history of pyloric stenosis. An infant will usually start to show signs of pyloric stenosis between 3 and 5 weeks of age. Also Fact:…

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Don’t Let These Frugal Fails Cost You Money

Don’t Let These Frugal Fails Cost You Money

Don’t Let These Frugal Fails Cost You Money This is a guest post by Joleisa Creed Whilst the frugal life is a noble one, some frugalist often make some silly mistakes which end up costing them money and goes against their original plan of spending wisely and saving money.   Oh, by the way, a super scrimper is not to be confused with a frugal living person. They have totally different mind-sets and live completely differently. Check this post in case you don’t know how to make…

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As My Heart Is Breaking

As My Heart Is Breaking

As My Heart Is Breaking Today I had planned to share our story from when Maxamus had pyloric stenosis. His journey was a lot different than the nightmare we endured with Zach. But as sometimes happens in life, things have come up. It All Started 2 Weeks Ago 2 weeks ago my grandma went in for major surgery, and now 2 weeks later she is still in ICU. This week starts week 3 of this nightmare. While a major surgery,…

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My Son Has Raynaud’s Disease

My Son Has Raynaud’s Disease

Life With Raynaud’s Disease It’s common knowledge that my husband and I produce cute, but sickly offspring. Our oldest has had multiple surgeries, including lifesaving surgery at 8 weeks old. Be on the lookout closer to Christmas for our experience, when one of our other children suffered from the same condition. Colten, can’t catch a break. His siblings will get a common head cold, and Colt will be laid up on the couch (missing school) for a week. He spent…

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Classroom Christmas Party Gift Boxes

Classroom Christmas Party Gift Boxes

Classroom Christmas Party Gift Boxes In the past I have only done the minimum for holiday parties at school. While my kids were always happy with what we did contribute, I want to be one of those mom’s who sends in cute, thoughtful crafts. Here’s the thing, I love to craft, but I am not very imaginative when it comes to classroom crafts. I am also not a Pinterest craft person. I love to find recipes and such on there,…

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